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10 Egg Recipes That Take 10 Minutes (or Less)

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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.


Pineapple Matzo Brei

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.

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Curried Egg Salad and Cucumber Sandwiches

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 don’t explode.

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Lemony Egg Soup with Peas

Adding lemon and egg to broth—like in the Greek soup avgolemono—makes it velvety. Peas lend a sweet, springy flavor

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Smoked Salmon Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs

This dish combines favorite bagel toppings like capers, dill, and smoked salmon in a light yet satisfying salad. Serve with pumpernickel toast.

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Ramen Noodle Soup with Spinach and Poached Eggs

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 spinach.

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Tomato-Harissa Poached Eggs

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 peppers.

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Wild Mushroom Salad with Fried Eggs

Sunny-side-up eggs top savory mushrooms and greens dressed in a rosemary-laced Champagne vinaigrette. Adding water and covering the eggs while cooking is a hybrid fry-and-steam method that prevents rubbery whites.

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Scrambled Egg Torta

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 day.

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Poached Egg and Asparagus Toasts with Lemon-Chive Beurre Blanc

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.

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Shrimp, Bacon, and Egg Pancake

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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