Eggs are amazing! Incredibly nutritious, eggs are an inexpensive source of high quality protein. They are also contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats like omega-3s, calcium and vitamins like B6, B12 and D.
Eggs are extremely versatile. Whether fried, poached, hard-boiled, scrambled, or baked, eggs make a great breakfast, lunch or dinner. However, even with all these options, the same old egg routine can get boring quick. We have compiled our favorite seasonings, cooking techniques and recipes to help you cook up an amazing egg!
The rich, yet subtle flavor of eggs make the perfect canvas for a variety of different seasonings. Here are just a few of our favorites:
This classic combination of garlic and black pepper, along with onion, bell pepper and a few other special spices, makes the perfect blend for a fried, poached or scrambled egg. Garlic Pepper is also a great seasoning for an omelet with veggies and cheese.
Smoky and slightly sweet, with just a hint of spice, Chimichurri Seasoning brings an Argentinian twist to scrambled or poached eggs. Smoked paprika and sweet bell peppers, combined with herbs and chiles really take eggs to the next level of flavor! This is a favorite at our house!
Looking for a new recipe? Try our Chimichurri Shakshuka! Our take on a simple Middle Eastern dish, this recipe poaches eggs in a rich and flavorful Chimichurri tomato sauce, combined with chick peas and feta or mozzarella cheese. Shakshuka is traditionally eaten for breakfast, but it makes a satisfying dinner as well, especially when served with toast, pita or challah bread.
Everything Bagel Seasoning
All of the flavors of a bagel, except on a protein-rich egg! The flavors of garlic, onion, sesame and poppy seed in our Everything Bagel Seasoning are a wonderful compliment to poached or hard-boiled eggs. Perfect for a low-carb breakfast, lunch or snack!
Italian Sausage Seasoning
The traditional taste of Italian herbs and fennel with a little heat make our Italian Sausage Seasoning a great addition to eggs. We love this blend on eggs prepared just about any way. It is also the perfect seasoning for quiches and frittatas, especially those made with spinach and Italian Sausage or chopped ham.
Wild Game Sausage Seasoning
While this seasoning may seem a little out of the box, it has the perfect blend of spices to compliment eggs. Crafted with black pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, and a variety of herbs, this seasoning brings together traditional flavors into a unique compilation. If you have been searching for something to truly elevate your eggs, look no further than our Wild Game Sausage Seasoning!
If fried or scrambled is your preferred cooking method, a flavored olive oil is a great way to amp up the taste of your eggs! Some of our favorites include Jalapeno Olive Oil or Roasted Chili and Lime Olive Oil for a touch of heat. Or try our Bacon or Black Truffle Olive Oils for a savory or earthy mushroom flavor!
While fried, scrambled and hard-boiled are popular egg preparation methods, there are many other delicious ways to cook this protein. Try these two easy methods the next time crave an egg!
Poaching eggs is a great way to cut down on calories since no oil is required for cooking. Poaching eggs is quick and easy and requires just a few ingredients.
Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a non-reactive pot (not aluminum). Add 1 tbsp white vinegar. Avoiding braking the yolk, crack the egg into a small cup. Slowly slide the egg into the boiling water. Boil for 3-5 minutes, until the yolk is set to the preferred consistency. Remove from water with a slotted spoon. Top with seasoning and serve on toast.
Get creative when flavoring your poached eggs! Some of our favorite flavor combinations include:
- Mojito Lime Seasoning with feta cheese and chopped tomatoes.
- Adobo Seasoning or Chimichurri Seasoning with green chili hot sauce and cilantro.
- Wild Game Sausage Seasoning with sautéed mushrooms.
- Or go classic with a shake of Garlic Pepper!
Short on time in the mornings? Give this easy preparation method a try! We like to pre-cook a large batch of diced bell peppers and onions to add to microwaved eggs throughout the week. You can also use diced frozen veggies or a mix like Potatoes O’Brian.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl or cup, whisk one or two eggs. Sprinkle in your favorite seasoning. Add in toppings like cooked or frozen veggies, diced ham or cooked sausage, and shredded cheese. Mix until combined. Microwave for 45 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave for an additional 45 seconds, or until eggs are no longer runny. Enjoy!