All about eggs

Whether they’re fresh or chocolate, we can’t get enough of eggs at Easter. Put them to work with our best-ever tips and tricks.

A half boiled egg with salmon 

12 things to dip in eggs

Eggs and soldiers are a classic breakfast combo, but why stop at toast? Bring in a new army with all-new dipping ideas. Start with steamed asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon, then try our other delicious options below.

Here are more ideas for dippy egg:

  • Pizza, cut into lengths
  • Cooked chicken tenders
  • Grilled chipolata sausages
  • Cherry tomatoes on skewers
  • Crispy streaky bacon
  • Crumpets, cut into lengths
  • Cheese toastie, cut into lengths
  • Oven-baked chips
  • Celery sticks
  • Mushrooms on skewers
  • Grilled haloumi strips

 

Made to order

Fried, scrambled or poached?
However you like your eggs, get them right every time with our foolproof cooking tips.

On the sunny side

Enjoy an easy brekkie with this guide to fried eggs. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Crack an egg into the pan and cook for 2 mins. If you like your fried egg sunny-side up, you’re done. If you prefer a firm yolk, flip the egg and cook for a further 1-2 mins.

Tip: Use a non-stick frying pan and omit the oil if you prefer. 

Fried egg

Super scramble

For perfect scrambled eggs, whisk eggs and a generous dash of cream in a bowl. Season. Melt a little butter in a non-stick frying pan over low heat. Add egg mixture and increase heat slightly. Once the mixture starts to set on the bottom of the pan, use a flat-edged wooden spoon to push the mixture slowly around the pan (don’t break up mixture too much) until almost fully cooked. Remove from heat.

 

Scrambled egg on toast with tomato

Poached perfection

Poaching eggs is easy when you know how. Boil a saucepan of water, then reduce heat to medium-low. Add 1 tbs vinegar – this helps the egg hold together. Crack 1 egg into a jug. Stir water to make a whirlpool. From just above the water, gently pour egg into the centre of the whirlpool. Cook for 4 mins for a soft yolk. 

Tip: Use a slotted spoon to transfer the poached egg to a plate lined with paper towel, or to a crusty piece of bread – this absorbs any water from the egg. Discard paper towel or bread and serve egg with your favourite sides.

Poached eggs with avocado on wholegrain toast

Eggs to dye for

Create a striking Easter centrepiece with ombré coloured eggs. Hard boil your eggs, then combine ½ cup (125ml) boiling water, 1 tsp vinegar and your desired liquid food colouring in a bowl.

For lightly coloured eggs, use up to 10 drops of food colouring. Carefully add hard-boiled eggs and leave for 5 mins, then use tongs to transfer to an empty egg carton to dry.

For more intensely coloured eggs, add more food colouring to the water mixture – the more food colouring, the more intense the colour. Carefully add hard-boiled eggs and leave to soak for up to 15 mins before transferring to an egg carton to dry.

Four dyed eggs

Creme Egg brownies

Want to jazz up your brownies with an Easter twist? Try these decadent Creme Egg brownies.