The humblest of all cooking ingredients, eggs are almost always found in people’s kitchens. Scramble them, poach them or fry them, they never fail to make a good and satiating breakfast. The egg is a savior, especially for those who struggle to feed themselves thanks to their pathetic cooking skills. But one thing that most of us can agree on is that even though they are the most convenient to cook with, we have a dearth of ideas when it comes to whipping up something interesting and delicious with them. But now it’s time to stop ploughing through your boring meal. Here are some wonderful things that novice cooks can create with eggs, without the standard hassle.

1) Devilled Eggs

Also known as stuffed eggs or Russian eggs, these are hard boiled eggs that have been shelled, cut in half and filled with a dressing usually made of egg yolks, mayonnaise and mustard. A popular appetizer, devilled eggs are super easy to make and are as delicious as it gets

2) Kolkata Egg Roll

The Kolkata egg roll, quite frankly, is India’s gift to the world. A crispy roll, chock- a-block with eggs, chicken and onions smothered in spicy and tangy sauces, each bite of this screams flavour. If you wish to stay full for the entire day and make minimal effort for the same, the Kolkata egg roll is your best bet. (No wonder Bengalis swear by it)

3) Baked Egg Custard Tarts

A buttery tart crust filled with sweet, creamy custard and topped with powdered nutmeg, the English egg custard can only be described in one word and that, friends, is heavenly.

4) French Toast

Even though the French toast wasn’t technically invented by the French, we can all agree on the fact that it remains a classic, regardless of its place of origin. To those of you who aren’t aware of it, the French toast is bread soaked in a mix of eggs and cream and then fried lightly on a pan. Usually served with berries and topped with icing sugar, honey or maple syrup, the French toast marries bread and eggs in the most beautiful way possible.

5) Breakfast Egg Muffins

They might sound fancy, but are super-duper easy to make. Just chop and sauté loads of vegetables, whisk them with eggs, pour the mixture in muffin moulds and bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit/176 degree Celsius for 15 minutes and bam! You are done. Toasty warm and full of healthy vegetables, egg muffins make the most fulfilling and healthy breakfast ever.

6) Lemon Curd

A spoonful of this can take you back to your happy childhood days. Perfect on baked goods or as a spread, lemon curd is a wonderful amalgamation of eggs, lemon, sugar and butter and the only things that you need in order to cook it perfectly is a stove, love and perseverance.

7) Egg Salad Sandwich

Who says that salads have to be boring? Chopped boiled eggs mixed with mustard, spices, sauces and vegetables encased within two slices of fresh bread, the egg salad sandwich clearly oozes with goodness. So what are you waiting for? Head to your kitchen and prepare to up your protein intake!

8) Frittata

Born in Italy, the frittata is a lot like an omelette, just baked and a lot fancier. Packed with cheese, meat and vegetables, frittatas can easily be put in the category of soul food. A bite of this is going to liven up your morning, for sure. Learn how to make one here.

So guys, its time to stop shoving insipid omelettes down your throat, because you can do wonders with poor old egg. Try these amazing recipes and well, thank me later.