Looking for something to cook this weekend? Why not harness the culinary power of good, simple and old-fashioned eggs?
These perfectly packaged proteins offer themselves up on a plate, quite literally - whether boiled, scrambled, poached or fried - as well as having the power to play a starring role in rich, velvety sauces, main dishes and desserts.
So give the egg a leading role in brunch, lunch, brinner or dinner this weekend, with our recipe round-up for all occasions and times of day, from the perfect sous vide egg to the best carbonara recipe, they're all here. Some may be new, some may be tricky, but they're all delicious.
Best Egg Recipes for the Weekend
How to Cook Eggs: Flavour Hacking
First things first, learn some simple techniques to cooking eggs perfectly. Learn how to make scrambled eggs, fried egg and cured egg yolk in our FDL flavour hacking video, by applying a little science and taking your standard egg to restaurant-level delicious.
As a young Jacques Pépin comments in the video below: "If I wanted to test a chef's technique I would probably ask him to do an omelette." Test your culinary mettle by pitching your skills against one of these Michelin-star chef omelette recipes, from Jacques Pepin and Gordon Ramsay, to Daniel Boulud and Pierre Koffman.
If the weekend means starting the day with crunchy-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside eggy bread, try our Tried and Tasted recipe.
How to Make Homemade Egg Pasta
If you've already tried baking your own bread, how about starting to make your own pasta. In Basics with Babish he teaches us how to make pasta from scratch, and by hand, a skill that will last a lifetime.
Making waffles is fun for all the family. Here is our selection of homemade waffle recipes from savoury chorizo, to eggless, and the classic Belgium waffle that'll make you want to jump out of bed in the morning.
Quiche, the perfect go-to dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner as wellas being a tasty vehicle for using up leftover vegetables and cheese. Check out our recipe selection from classic quiche Lorraine, to mini and crustless quiches.
Bacon Pea and Goat Cheese Frittata
Much like quiche, the frittata is also open to interpretation, allowing you to harness your favourite ingredients in an eggy home, whenever you like, from brunch to dinner.
This classic four-ingredient Roman pasta dish needs just egg, cheese, pork and black pepper. Learn how to make the authentic recipe in the hands of the experts, and prevent the eggs from scrambling (bain-marie them).
Have you discovered this savoury egg custard with an umami edge? Try making this traditional Japanese hot appetiser or side dish made from steamed savoury egg custard set in a rice bowl or tea cup, flavoured withdashi, soy sauce, and mirin.
How to Make Okonomiyaki - the Japanese Pancake
Okonomiyaki or 'as you like', are the popular Japanese pancakes made of fried batter and cabbage, with an endless variety of toppings. Try them for a twist on your usual brunch time.
How to Make Khachapuri
This Georgian speciality has become so popular it's popping up all over the world, and with good reason. Khachapuri's boat-shaped base is made with a chewy dough, which is then topped off with cheese, butter and an egg and baked to gooey and golden perfection.
How to Make Shakshuka
Learn how to make this quick and easy all-in-one egg dish and it'll soon become a regular player on your circuit of egg recipes.
How to Make Soy Sauce Eggs
Soy sauce eggs are an extremely versatile ingredient. Try mixing up the marinade as you like with sake, scallions, ginger, mirin, garlic, chiles, or rice wine vinegar. Find out how in the clip below.
Go mad with meringue for dessert. Simply whip up the leftover egg whites you might have after making cured yolks or mayonnaise. They're all here from lemon meringue pie to strawberry lasagna.
8 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
Eggs add richness to the timeless favourite of ice cream. Try our recipe selection for fruity, chocolate, coffee and spicy flavours.
How to Make Vanilla Bean Custard
And last, but not least, where would a classic steamed pudding be without lashings of smooth and delicious vanilla bean custard? As usual, Jamie Oliver makes it look so simple in the clip below, you'll want to have a go too.
Discover Fine Dining Lovers' exclusive Why Waste? video series, featuring Massimo Bottura and his team of chefs, as they teach us how to repurpose leftovers and trimmings in delicious and imaginative ways, from vegetables to dairy. Take a look
From Jean-Georges Vongerichten's simple shrimp salad, and Gordon Ramsay's spicy steak salad, to Thomas Keller's classic caesar and Enrico Crippa's complex 41-ingredient dish, find out how to make six different salads with top Michelin-star chefs.
Ground beef recipes are given star treatment in the hands of Michelin starred chefs like April Bloomfield, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, as they put their spin on classic comfort food dishes, from burgers to chilli beef lettuce wraps.
If you're devoting more time to the kitchen these days, long and slow cooking is where it's at! Marinading, braising and casseroling: find out how in the hands of Daniel Humm, Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and many more.