Versatile, affordable and nutritious—eggs are a must-have staple for any thrifty kitchen. We’ll show you how to cook the perfect egg for any occasion—whether served over toast, stuffed into a sandwich or placed atop a bowl of ramen.
For more information, see our boiled egg guide.
Soft and Stirred ScrambledWhisk eggs together in a bowl. Heat butter in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Add eggs, stirring constantly with a silicone whisk or spatula, until creamy with small curds.
Fluffy and Folded ScrambledWhisk eggs together in a bowl. Melt butter in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat, then add eggs.Let eggs cook until starting to set, then fold cooked eggs toward the center using a silicone spatula. Repeat until eggs are set but still moist.
Sunny-Side UpHeat butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add eggs and cook 2-3 minutes, rotating pan occasionally.
For crispier edges, swap in olive oil for the butter and increase heat to medium-high.
Over-EasyHeat butter or oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add eggs and cook about 2 minutes. Flip eggs and cook until desired doneness, 1-3 minutes.
For a solid yolk, gently pierce before flipping.
PoachedBoil water in a saucepan, then reduce to a simmer. Crack a fresh, cold egg into a small bowl, then gently slip egg into water. Simmer until whites are set and yolks begin to thicken, 3-5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Lightly BoiledAdd eggs to a saucepan and completely cover with cool water. Once water is boiling, cook about 6 minutes.
Fully BoiledIn a saucepan, add eggs and use cool water to completely cover eggs. Bring water to a boil and cook about 9 minutes.