Eggs are one of the most versatile foods on the planet, there are a million ways to prepare them by themselves and a billion more ways they’re used in recipes. Along with being cheap and high availability, it’s no wonder it’s America’s second favorite dish behind classic cereal.
Honorable Mentions: French Toast
I didn’t feel comfortable putting french toast in my ranking as it is a sweet dish, unlike the other egg dishes in my list, but felt it still deserve a shoutout.
8. Hard Boiled
Coming in last place: the hard-boiled egg. The most simple preparation of any dish on this list, boil some water and drop em’ in. Boiled eggs are boring and unless you make egg salad or dice them up and throw them in an actual salad; they’re trash.
Poached eggs are glorified hard-boiled eggs, just cooked outside the shell. And for that reason… I’m out.
6. Eggs Benedict
Now we’re on to the real competition. Eggs Benedict is a Sunday brunch staple and the most complex dish in my ranking. I don’t know what Hollandaise sauce is but it’s delicious. However, due to it’s complexity, it takes the most time to prepare and falls to #6 .
The Classic. Scrambled eggs are the go-to option for many as they begin their day. While some may say scrambled eggs are the gold standard, they are too basic compared to their relative the Omelette.
Fried eggs are far more polarizing than their scrambled counterpart. Some people love em, some can’t stand em. Personally, nothing beats over-easy fried eggs. Quick and easy to make, and you get to soak up the yolk with toast. Perfect.
3. Steak & Eggs
Steak = Great, Fried Eggs = Also Great, Steak + Eggs = A #3 spot on my ranking.
Whether it’s a Western, Spanish, Denver, or just Ham & Cheese; omelettes are pretty fantastic. One of the best parts about omelettes is getting to personalize it with whatever you want, allowing for unlimited possibilities.
1. ______, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich
The medal winner, the top-dog, the champion, the Meat Egg & Cheese Sandwich on a Bagel. Being from New Jersey, bagels are my religion and I refuse to eat shitty bagels made outside the NJ/New York City area. My bagel of choice is an “Everything” but I respect other peoples individual choices. Your next choice is meat type: Bacon, Sausage, or Taylor Ham (If you call it pork roll, kindly walk in front of a bus). Whichever meat you pick, you’ve made a good choice and are in for a great breakfast.