Eggs — buy them by the trayful, because they are absolutely versatile.

For hundreds of years, the question “which came first: the chicken or the egg?” still remains unanswered. But what the world knows for certain is that egg is a must-have item in the kitchen.

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The round, crackable thing is very versatile, and is the backbone of over thousands of dishes worldwide. Especially in Thailand, a dish just wouldn’t be complete unless it’s bejewelled with some sorts of eggs – you name it: fried egg, oil-fluffed omelette, and even fish sauce-pickled and preserved egg, like salted egg.

Some of you may already know a couple of ways to transform the oval foodstuff into many different dishes. However, this piece is here to stretch your egg-cooking glossary and learn a couple more ways to make delicious wonders out of egg. Scroll ahead to see which one would delight your palate most.

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Egg Lingo

To us, the book Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman is nothing short of holy. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is the food bible of our time. And before we even get into the egg-loaded recipes, here is a list of ways eggs are typically served and (typically?) named. We found it as hilarious as it is knowledgeable. Those who fancy becoming an eggs-pert after reading this article, these terms are best to be known and jotted down in your egg dictionary.

Every Way to Cook an Egg (59 Methods)

Bon appétit never disappoints a soul when it comes to cooking creatively. The recipe-focused magazine and its viral cooking channel on Youtube is here to show you egg-cooking 101. Beware, the 27-minute video might turn you into a full-time egg aficionado. No joke.

9 Essential Egg Recipes

Tasty always brings new waves of cooking methods to home cooking. These 9 essential egg recipes will soon be a staple on your dining table breakfast, lunch, and dinner – especially the show-stopping cloud eggs.

36 Crazy Ways to Cook Eggs

After learning the basics, get into the advanced crazy lesson of how to take your egg cooking to a whole ‘nother level.  These recipes do require extra ingredients other than just eggs, but we guarantee they are still pretty straightforward.

4 Fun & Crazy Ways to Prepare Eggs

Just in case the 36 recipes above are not crazy enough, these four extra dishes are sure to be over-the-top. Happy cooking!

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok. 

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.