Happy Easter. Time to talk about eggs.
There are, of course, many ways to appreciate the egg — as breakfast staple, as fancy appetizer, as weird chocolate candy. But some egg presentations are better than others. And some (*cough* — hard-boiled eggs — *cough*) are unforgivable.
Here, our ranking:
17. Scrambled (without cheese)
Scrambled eggs without cheese may as well not be scrambled eggs at all.
16. Humpty Dumpty
Creepy, depressing, and maybe not even an egg. Pass.
Robs the egg of all its joy. The obligatory “protein’ in your salad. Sure, they are okay, but you’d rather have your eggs cooked another way and you know it.
14. Cadbury Creme
The interior of the Cadbury Creme egg is so visually distressing, it’s nearly impossible to consume. Not good.
13. Easter eggs (pop culture)
A “fun term” for hidden, fan service-y surprises, entertainment Easter eggs used to be more fun when there weren’t so many of them. Dial the Pixar crossover moments back a little and then we’ll talk.
A good frittata is good, but a bad frittata is an inedible, offensive sponge. Inconveniently requires cooking time both on the stove and in the oven.
Points for not being a Cadbury Creme egg. Deductions for the whole “choking hazard” thing. (Kinder eggs — albeit a different version — are available in the U.S. now, though.)
Delicious, to be sure, but it’s hard to get the whites set just right. And it’s fun to flip an egg, (don’t @ us), which is why…
…the over-easy egg ranks a little higher.
8. Easter eggs (regular)
Major nostalgia points for these workhorses, which have endured all kinds of hideous paint patterns and tie-dyeing over the years. All hail the joy of the Easter egg hunt.
The source of one of the most delightful phrases language has to offer: “jammy eggs.” Plus, if it weren’t for soft-boiled eggs, we’d never have Chrissy Teigen’s egg chart. Oh, and they also taste good.
6. In a frame
A craft and a breakfast all in one. Also, it’s cute.
Anything served in a ramekin is automatically good. Plus, lots of room for customization here. (Ham!)
4. Soft-boiled (in an egg cup)
Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
That is all.
A fancy treat. A work of art. A delicious sauce vessel. The only reason to ever hard-boil an egg.
2. Scrambled (with cheese)
A plate of creamy slow-scrambled eggs with cheese is one of the best and simplest pleasures life has to offer. Bonus: it is very difficult to mess them up completely.
The queen of eggs: decadent, difficult to make, and extremely satisfying to crack open. There’s basically an entire Instagram world dedicated to tantalizing poached egg footage, and that’s what pushes it into the top spot. In our opinion, it’s the only thing saving avocado toast from brunchtime irrelevance. Yum.