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.
How to Make Cloud Eggs
If you missed the cloud egg craze, it's a novel and easy way of serving a fluffy whole egg on toast. Find out how:
6 Michelin-Starred Chefs Make Omelettes
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.
Tamagoyaki - Japanese Rolled Omelette
If you love omelettes try tamagoyaki, a type of Japanese omelette made by rolling together several thin layers of cooked egg.
3 Fluffy Scrambled Eggs Recipes
Next up, Jamie Oliver on how to make perfect scrambled eggs, three different ways. Take your pick from English, French and American style.
Sous Vide Poached Egg Recipe
If you have yet to master the perfectly poached egg, try the fail-safe sous vide technique from ChefSteps, for a thick, flavourful yolk, and tender egg white coat.
Original French Toast the Easy Way
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.
6 Michelin-Star Chefs Make Pancakes
There are so many riffs on the humble pancake. Take your pick of this breakfast and brunch favourite given an upgrade in the hands of Michelin-starred chefs like Ramsay and Raymond Blanc.
5 Waffle Recipes
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.
How to Make Eggs Benedict
If you find the thought of making eggs Benedict intimidating and generally leave it to the professionals when out, let ChefSteps take the fear out of it for you, with their fail-safe recipe below. And while you're at it, check out these Michelin-star chefs' top tips for nailing the best eggs Benedict, time and time again.
10 Best Quiche Recipes
Quiche, the perfect go-to dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner as well as 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.
3 Michelin-Star Chefs Cook Carbonara
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).
Fried Rice with Egg and Spring Onion
Another of our Tried and Tasted recipes highlights the simple joy of a bowlful of fried rice with egg and spring onion.
Chawanmushi: Japanese Egg Custard
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 with dashi, 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.
How to Make Cured Egg Yolk
While cured, graved or gravel egg yolks are not a dish in themselves, they will elevate your other dishes to eggy umami heights of sophistication. Find out how.
How to Make Fail-Safe Mayonnaise
"Don't be scared," are Ramsay's opening lines as he takes the fear out of this ever-so-easy-to-split sauce in this fail-safe recipe. The first 30 seconds are the most critical, find out why.
This French stalwart has stood the test of time, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to make. Let the team at ChefSteps show you this one hack to succeeding.
5 Easy Meringue Desserts
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.