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Unexpected ingredients that go great with eggs

The Daily Meal Logo By Dan Myers of The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 36: Eggs just might be the most versatile food in existence. Seriously, what other food is a quintessential building block of just about every baked good, can elevate a burger from meh to showstopping, is insanely inexpensive and has an entire meal essentially based around the dozens and dozens of uses for it? The simplest way to cook with eggs is to just scramble them up in a pan, but even an ingredient as uncomplicated as eggs can be completely transformed by the addition of a simple ingredient or two.Don’t get us wrong: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with melting some butter in a pan, cracking a couple eggs, cooking them until set and digging in. But there’s a seemingly infinite amount of simple additions — from herbs to cheese to meat to some truly outside-the-box ingredients — that can take your eggs to the next level. We’ve tracked down 35 unexpected ways to up your egg game, be they scrambled, fried, poached or hard-boiled, and we hope this list is a jumping-off point toward some deliciously creative egg-sploration.

Unexpected Ingredients That Go Great with Eggs

Eggs just might be the most versatile food in existence. Seriously, what other food is a quintessential building block of just about every baked good, can elevate a burger from meh to showstopping, is insanely inexpensive and has an entire meal essentially based around the dozens and dozens of uses for it? The simplest way to cook with eggs is to just scramble them up in a pan, but even an ingredient as uncomplicated as eggs can be completely transformed by the addition of a simple ingredient or two.

Don’t get us wrong: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with melting some butter in a pan, cracking a couple eggs, cooking them until set and digging in. But there’s a seemingly infinite amount of simple additions — from herbs to cheese to meat to some truly outside-the-box ingredients — that can take your eggs to the next level. We’ve tracked down 35 unexpected ways to up your egg game, be they scrambled, fried, poached or hard-boiled, and we hope this list is a jumping-off point toward some deliciously creative egg-sploration.

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