It’s not news that you can cook eggs in 10 minutes—scrambled eggs have long been a quick fallback meal for people who are short on time and groceries. But you can do so much more in a very short amount of time. Try any one of the flavor-packed, globally inspired recipes here, and you’ll never look at eggs as a last resort again.
Matzo brei (rhymes with “fry”) is
a traditional Passover dish made
from matzo fried with eggs in a sort
of pancake or a looser scramble,
like this one. Here, it’s sweetened
with orange juice, fresh pineapple,
and maple syrup.
Egg salad in 10 minutes? Yep. The trick to quickly
hard-cooking eggs is to boil water in the microwave,
then add the eggs for a short time so they
Adding lemon and egg to broth—like in the
Greek soup avgolemono—makes it velvety.
Peas lend a sweet, springy flavor
This dish combines favorite bagel toppings like
capers, dill, and smoked salmon in a light yet satisfying
salad. Serve with pumpernickel toast.
Instant ramen, that old dorm-room
standby, gets a massive upgrade when
you ditch the artificial flavor packet in
favor of fragrant aromatics and fresh
This is a quick version of a Middle
Eastern dish called shakshuka. Harissa,
a spicy North African pepper paste,
adds a complex, mellow heat in place
of the more traditional fresh chile
Sunny-side-up eggs top
savory mushrooms and
greens dressed in a
water and covering the eggs
while cooking is a hybrid
fry-and-steam method that
prevents rubbery whites.
Tortas are big, flavorful, overstuffed Mexican
sandwiches. This one—filled with scrambled
eggs, mild cheese, bright cilantro, creamy
avocado, and tangy lime juice—makes a
tasty and hearty meal for any time of the
This quick take on eggs Benedict eschews
Hollandaise sauce and ham in favor of tangy
beurre blanc and fresh asparagus. It takes
slightly more than 10 minutes, but it looks and
tastes as if it took twice as long.
Inspired by Japanese okonomiyaki,
a thick, overstuffed egg
pancake, this dish is satisfying
enough for a meal, or you can cut
it smaller for a delicious appetizer.
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