- Chefs from across the US told INSIDER about their favorite things to add to eggs and their favorite ways to cook eggs in order to take them to the next level.
- Recommendations for what to add to your eggs ranged from shaved truffle to spicy bacon.
- Some chefs suggested pickling your eggs in a homemade brine before you cook them.
Scrambled, over easy, poached, or sunny-side up, there are so many ways to enjoy the humble egg. To kick things up a notch, we got chefs from all over the country to weigh in on their favorite egg add-ins — and they range from hearty potatoes and gooey cheese to shaved truffle and ‘nduja.
Here are some of the best ways to take your eggs to the next level, according to chefs.
Level up your bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich with spicy bacon.
“The best thing to add to eggs is cheese,” Nick Korbee, executive chef and co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, told INSIDER. “We are currently pairing triple cream brie with sunny up egg, crispy kale, and pepper bacon for a special sandwich.”
He also suggests adding a bit of spice to your eggs, which can be done by topping an egg sandwich with pickled jalapeños or spicy bacon.
Add an extra dose of richness to poutine by serving eggs over top.
“One of our favorite dishes to make at Fort Louise is our tater tot poutine,” Greg Biggers, executive chef and co-owner of Fort Louise in Nashville, told INSIDER. “We love this dish for brunch and adding a couple of over easy or sunny-side up eggs on top of tater tots covered with sausage gravy, cheese curds, and bacon is a hit with our guests.”
Enjoy last night’s leftovers for breakfast and add eggs.
“My wife and I frequently go out to dinner on the weekend and bring home leftovers to fold into scrambled eggs the next morning,” Katy Smith, executive chef of Puesto in San Diego, told INSIDER.
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