Tired of the same scrambled eggs every morning? So, why not branch out and experience the many ways to cook eggs? It can be daunting, mostly because some ways require more work than others, and time is valuable. But here are nine ways to cook eggs that will have you excited about breakfast again.

1. Hard Boiled

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Caroline Alexander

Place eggs still in their shells into a pot. Fill the pot with enough water that it covers the eggs. Place the pot on medium-heat, and wait for it to boil. Once boiling, set a timer for 12 minutes. After time is up, place the eggs into an ice bath. By placing them into an ice bath, it cools them down quickly, and makes the eggs easier to crack and peel. 

Not interested in watching a pot boil? Try the oven instead.

2. Soft Boiled

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Brittany Arnett

Soft boiled eggs use a similar approach to hard boiled eggs. However, they should only be boiled for about half the time, so six minutes. Follow the same steps of placing eggs into an ice bath once finished boiling. 

3. Poached

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Nicole Witte

Heat a pot of water and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, carefully crack an egg and pour the egg into the pot of water. Cook for about four minutes - be careful with the time, because if you cook the egg for any longer, the yolk will harden. Remove the egg carefully from the water with a spoon.

However, if you're not feeling the stove, try the microwave method

4. Omelette

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Jocelyn Hsu

Omelettes are a personal masterpiece, so make sure to make it your own.

Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl, and pour into a heated and greased frying pan. Tilt the pan and the egg around so that it covers the bottom of the pan. Once it looks like it's firming up, but the top part is still runny, add cheese and veggies. Fold over the sides of the egg, and remove from heat when it starts turning a golden brown. 

5. Sunny Side Up

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Megan Prendergast

Heat and grease a frying pan. Crack an egg onto the hot pan, but be careful that the yolk doesn't break. Keep the egg on heat until the white has firmed up a little and the edges begin to turn slightly brown. Serve on toast. 

6. Over Easy

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Julia Maguire

Heat the already greased frying pan, and fry like normal. The steps are similar to a sunny side up egg, however, you'll flip the egg over so that it is fried on both sides. The egg is finished cooking when the sides are slightly browned, and the yolk, as well as some of the whites, are runny.

Check out this demonstration for the perfect "over easy" rundown.  

7. Over Medium

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Julia Maguire

Over medium happens when you've cooked the over easy egg a bit too long. The consistency of the white will be a little thicker, however the york will still be a bit runny. 

8. Over Hard

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Kathleen Lee

Over hard is the final step. Typically the yolk has been broken, so the whites and yolk have mixed and are cooked in together. The egg is usually flipped and fried a few times, allowing for the outside to brown. There should not be runny yolk. Serve with a piece of toast, or get creative.

9. Frittata 

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Rose Wong

You'll begin by preheating the oven to about 400°F. Gather your desired ingredients, such as peppers, cheese, onions, potatoes, and meat. Slightly cook the vegetables and meat in a frying pan before placing into the oven. Next, whisk eggs together and pour over the ingredients, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for about eight to ten minutes.

If you're on the go, try out these simple frittata muffins

These different ways to cook eggs will help to create variety during your morning routine, and won't leave you feeling bland and scrambled.

Still not satisfied with these nine ways to cook eggs? Experiment with the avocado craze. Better yet, challenge yourself and see what you can create for dinner instead of breakfast.