10 ways to order eggs

Have you ever been asked 'How do you want your eggs?' in a restaurant but was left speechless? 

Learn 10 ways to cook an egg so you can order eggs just the way you like from now on!


  1. Hard-Boiled

    A hard-boiled egg is cooked in its shell in boiling water. Hard boiled eggs are cooked through until both the whites and yolk have completely set.

  2. Soft-Boiled

    Soft-boiled eggs follow the same process as hard boiled eggs, but the cooking time is roughly half that of hard boiled eggs. Soft-boiled eggs are cooked only to the point at which the whites are set but the yolk is still liquid. 

  3. Scrambled 

    Scrambled eggs means that the whites and yolks are broken and mixed together to be cooked in a frying pan. The egg mixture is gently shaken as it sets to create a curdled texture.

  4. Omelet

    Eggs that have been beaten and then cooked quickly in a frying pan. Omelets are often folded over a filling of cheese, vegetables, meat, or a combination of items.

  5. Sunny Side Up

    This is a fried egg that is never flipped or cooked yolk side down. The whites cook until completely or partially set while the yolk remains liquid.

  6. Over Easy

    A fried egg that is flipped and cooked yolk side down only long enough to create a film over the top of the yolk, leaving the centre of the yolk liquid.

  7. Over Hard

    A fried egg that is flipped and cooked yolk side down until the yolk has completely cooked through.

  8. Poached

    Eggs that have been removed from their shell and then cooked in a hot liquid. The cooking liquid can be water, broth or any sauce. Poaching in broth or sauce adds flavour to the cooked egg.

  9. Shirred 

    Eggs that have been baked in a ramekin (a small dish for one person), sometimes with butter, cream or other sauces, until the whites have set but the yolk is still liquid.

  10. Eggs Benedict

    An English muffin topped with ham or bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.

Now you know at least 10 ways to cook an egg and you can reply with confidence whenever a waiter asks:

How would you like your eggs?