Boiled, poached, scrambled, or fried. Served alongside crunchy buttery toast for breakfast or atop a mound of fluffy rice for dinner. Swirled into flans, cookies, and cakes or chopped into salads. Topped with buttery avocado, spicy salsa, or just a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. There are countless ways to enjoy eggs. And this month, National Egg Month, we're digging through our archives to give you 18 of our most delicious egg recipes.
After all, the humble egg is something to be appreciated: the U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs a year, about 10 percent of the world's supply. And 60 percent of those eggs are used by you, the consumer. For good reason, eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, packing a substantial amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in one tiny shell, all for around 70 calories and about 15 cents a piece. So this month, stock up, head into the kitchen, and get cracking! Here, 18 excellent egg dishes, from breakfast to dinner, that celebrate the deliciously bright, sunny, and healthy egg.