A couple of months ago, the husband tweeted that he finally got the difference between scrambled eggs and omelette. I jokingly responded to his tweet with some sort of “ah! Finally. You can stop mixing up your orders”. He may have taken it slightly too seriously as he responded “oh whatever…”.

I won’t even pretend that I’ve always known the difference. But I’ve learnt them now and I think I’m just generally impressed with how versatile eggs can be! If you searched for egg recipes on Google you’ll be overwhelmed with tips & information and recipes (including a main meal) that can be whipped up using mostly eggs. 

Last Friday at work, I had eggs for dinner. As I was going to be working late, I was entitled to a free dinner. Sometimes the food is good and makes up (if that’s ever possible) for late nights. But that night wasn’t one of such. The selection was pretty unappealing – such that I actually tried vegetarian chicken nuggets. Honestly, it tasted like chicken and if I wasn’t told I’ll think it was a piece of chicken. Ok, back to the eggs I had for dinner – lest this becomes a chicken and egg tale. When dinner options are unlimited, you’re allowed to request an omelette. So I did. And when I told the husband I was having omelettes for dinner (I’m assuming he knew which I was referring to) he said “for dinner?”

That’s another thing. I’ve learnt it’s okay to eat eggs – anytime. They do not have to be a breakfast only meal.

Today, let’s focus on 5 easy ways to cook eggs! 

6 easy ways to make eggs

Easy egg recipes


1. Fried Egg – aka Sunny Side Up

This takes literally two minutes and I love it. All you have to to, is simply break the egg into very very little oil and let it cook. Some people like it runny, so they don’t flip it over to cook on the other side, but I typically do if I make them myself because I always like them well done but these days, since moving to the UK, I’m actually quite okay to have them slightly runny. 

As a child, I often envied my classmate and her fried egg. Which I called “sunny side up” – because you know, the yolk looks like the sun.  So imagine my  joy when I finally realised how quick and easy it was to make –  2 minutes and a quick dash out of the kitchen. I typically eat fried egg with a slice of toast. 


2. Poached Eggs

Although I’ve always known of poached eggs, I don’t think I’ve eaten them that many times. But they’ve recently been introduced to the office cafeteria so I guess I’ll be trying it more often – as it’s a healthier form of sunny side up – the orange sunny side still stays up, and we all know that’s the fun bit of the egg!

For poached eggs, you’ll need to fill a small pan with some cold water (about 1/3rd full) and bring it to the boil. Crack the eggs into a small bowl or cup and gently tip into the water at once. Lightly poach for 2-4 minutes. Remove and drain on a kitchen towel


3. Omelette

Essentially omelettes involves frying beaten eggs in butter or oil. Fillings are almost always included and it is usually flipped to be cooked on both sides. 

Growing up my dad pretty much made the best omelettes – filled with tomatoes and peppers and sardines. Maybe it’s a man thing? Becomes Tee makes better omelettes than I do, and loves to include diced sausages. I once made the mistake of including chicken slices and tuna fish into my omelette order. I could barely eat it. So going forward, I’ll definitely avoid this. And stick to bell peppers , and maybe a bit of bacon. On the other hand, my colleagues almost always include cheese to their omelettes and my fitness enthusiast friends throw in a hand full of spinach.

I love to have omelettes with plantains, yam or potatoes. 


4. Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are prepared by gently whisking just the the egg whites and the yolk (no fillings)  in the pan over oil or butter. 

For scrambled eggs (which I often indulge myself with on a friday morning, taking a break from my regular oats), the office chefs already know I love it dry and fried without butter or oil. Each portion is 3 whole eggs. But because I’m trying to find my abs, I often have only 3 egg whites. But it’s so small that sometimes I succumb to my inner foodie and include one yolk or two.

Scrambles eggs are often served with English Breakfast – with sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, and bacon.  


5. Boiled Eggs

As the name suggests, these are simply boiled. Some like it sort of runny, while some like it hard boiled. I definitely prefer the latter.

For some reason though I hardly boil my eggs on the hob and simply throw them into an electric kettle and let that boil a couple of times over. 


The +1 is Baked Eggs. Never tried this, but according to research, it’s easy peasy and a healthy alternative to frying. Simply crack eggs into a baking dish and sprinkle some pepper or other seasoning on top. Pour a tablespoon of water or milk over the eggs and bake at bout 160 degrees C until the egg whites are completely set (i.e 10 – 12 minutes). The good bit? You can include toppings of your choice! I’ll be trying this and maybe update the post much later. 

So that’s it! The beauty of this is you can adapt any of these methods to various meals – salads, sauces, sandwiches, puddings etc! 

Oh, and just before you leave, how true is this quote about eggs and life:

“If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always happen from inside”

I’m going to put on my deep hat for a second and interpret it saying: don’t let external unhealthy pressures get to you and prevent you from being awesome. Focus from within. Find your inner strength & be kick ass!

Ok, back to light hearted stuff –  here’s a funny one.

How do I like my eggs? In a Cake!

As an aside I remember my mum being in shock when an uncle said he could eat 8 eggs a day. In his defence I think he ate just three yolk, and the rest were egg whites. 

So what about you?  How do you like your eggs? And what different ways do you cook them? Any tips or healthy information we need to know?

Love,

Kachee. Xx

pS: You really should check out this post on: 9 Egg-cellent Facts About Easter… and a Riddle! I totally forgot I wrote this post last Easter – the riddle is a good one to try.

ppS: Photos 3, 4 and 5 above are from FoodAce – amazing food blogger! You really should check her out. 

pppS: This post was initially published without photos and without the methods of cooking. But a reader said she didn’t know what scrambled eggs were so I updated it with all the info photos + photos. See how much I love you all readers? 


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  1. Bababi

    November 13, 2016 at 11:33

    I actually like eggs and i eat it at any time of the day as long as that’s what i feel like eating.If I’m having boiled eggs i take 2 hard boiled eggs and just drink water to fill my stomach up cos I’m not a fan of bread or i take 1 hard boiled egg with noodles or rice.As for fried eggs, i either make it scrambled or as an omelette. I can choose to have it plain (without orishirishi in it) or have it colourful (with different veggies in it). Either way though, i will dunk loads of hot dry pepper in it.

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  2. Joy

    November 13, 2016 at 13:09

    your food looks amazinghttp://myeternalsymphony.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 15, 2016 at 19:07

      Thank you!

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  3. Demilade

    November 13, 2016 at 21:57

    Haha this was such a fun post to read. I love eggs and I can eat them at any time of the day. Regardless of how they’re cooked, I love them. I like to add tuna, onions and tomatoes to my omelette. Creative post Kachi.xxcocobellablog.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 15, 2016 at 19:07

      Thanks Demi! I loved writing it!

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  4. Sisilicious “beautyluv” Sosan

    November 14, 2016 at 01:17

    Interesting topic! I like egg & prefer omelette it’s the best way I luv to prepare my egg.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 15, 2016 at 09:53

      I love a good omelette too!, but sometimes I love it other ways.

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  5. Damilola Adejinmi

    November 14, 2016 at 18:52

    I like eggs and i can eat them at any time of the day. Runny eggs are still a no no for me! I don’t even like the sight of it let alone eating it. I like my eggs properly cooked.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 15, 2016 at 09:52

      Me too i didn’t initially. Not sure how they managed to win me over.

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  6. Follow My Gut

    November 14, 2016 at 19:39

    I love eggs and I totally think they’re so versatile. I also digg that your hubby admitted he didn’t know the difference and that he knows now. No more confusion there! Great post and love your photo =]Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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  7. Tamara

    November 14, 2016 at 21:33

    That quote is just so beautiful! I definitely like my eggs in all ways, especially in pastries hahah!XoXo,Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 15, 2016 at 09:51

      Hahhhaha@ in pastries! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Precious

    November 15, 2016 at 05:04

    Eggs are one of those things that I almost can’t do without in my kitchen. I use them to bake, make pastries glossy and everything in between.*That uncle who eats 8 girls in a day though!!! His farts must be epic.PRECIOUSCORE.COM

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 15, 2016 at 09:51

      Actually that’s true. People who bake almost alway have eggs. i lobe how glossy it makes my pastries like meat pies and sausages.

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  9. Toyosi

    November 15, 2016 at 07:41

    I love eggs!!! i can have minimum of 3 at once if they are fried and 2 i boiled!! Anytime i’m around my mum buys a crate of eggs lol!!I love all types lol, but when it comes to sunny side up, i cant have my eggs runny, even boiled, has to be well cooked. Funny how i love eggs now, who would believe i used to hate eggs, was always a battle between my dad and i hahaha. I also used to mix up omelettes and scrambled eggs lol was a battle between my mum and i for some time, so if i make it wrong and she rejects i know its the other one lmao!

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  10. demiolowo

    November 16, 2016 at 13:50

    I love eggs,scrambled,omelettes but runny egg is a no no 4 me!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 16, 2016 at 15:11

      Hahahah. Never say never Demi. That’s what I thought as well.

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  11. favour moyse

    November 17, 2016 at 09:56

    This new blog layout is super cool and I really need to learn the art of plating. My favorite is boiled eggsaving sex for marriage : A guys perspective

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 17, 2016 at 15:57

      Thank you Favour! Good to see you back here.

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  12. Oyindamola Abbatty

    November 17, 2016 at 12:19

    I used to thing fried egg was omelette and poached egg was fried…..now I totally get it. Would totally love to try the baked eggs. I see you changed the post title. I like this one better!The YC blog || Bloglovin’50 Random Facts About Me

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 17, 2016 at 12:22

      I did. The initial one I realised was a bit too vague! Thanks!

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  13. Praise Abu

    November 17, 2016 at 14:54

    Sunny side is my fav.My Style Look Book Series

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  14. Christiana Ojo

    November 21, 2016 at 15:55

    Mrs Kacheetee, i have been a silent convert to your blog, I mean what’s not to love….About the eggs,I think the sunny side up(OUR FRIED EGG) is my all time favorite, even though i eat hard boiled egg like all the time.I think all those different names are just effizy oo.Runny egg.. Errhmm….GREAT JOB ON THE NEW LOOK.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 21, 2016 at 20:10

      Thank you so much Christiana! I really appreciate.

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  15. Onyinye

    November 21, 2016 at 17:18

    These look great! i really like sunny side up but the way you arranged the boiled ones with the plantains had me falling in love! http://www.modavracha.com/2

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 21, 2016 at 20:06

      Thanks Onyinye! The idea is totally to switch it up so we don’t get bored.

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  16. Sharaye Stanberry

    August 11, 2017 at 16:54

    That boiled egg meal looks amazing! I must try to re-make.Shay xodearhumanswithlove.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 16, 2017 at 13:51

      It does look quite yummy. You should!

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