Classic recipes

Master the basics of classic egg dishes such as simple boiled eggs, poached eggs, omelettes and pancakes. Sometimes we want to experiment and try something different, but you can’t go wrong with the classics. Our classic egg recipes are simple, full of flavour and suitable for kitchen beginners and veterans alike. Why don’t you give our eggs florentine a go? Or alternatively, learn how to create the classic scotch egg from scratch.

Painted boiled eggs

Painted boiled eggs

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 4mins
Nutritional analysis per portion: Energy: 78kcals; Protein: 7.5g; Total fat: 5.4g; Sat fat: 1.5g...
Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 20mins
Perfect for any time of day, Eggs Florentine are a deceptively simple and delicious...
Cheat's kedgeree

Cheat's kedgeree

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 10mins
  • Cook: 15mins
A fresh and quick version of this classic egg recipe.
Summer quiche

Summer quiche

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep: 15mins
  • Cook: 50mins
A great-tasting picnic favourite, our summer quiche recipe is a fantastic dish to share...
Full English

Full English

  • Serves: 1
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 15mins
A take on the classic full English breakfast
Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

  • Prep: 15mins
  • Cook: 0mins
Mayonnaise makes the sandwich, or so they say. It’s also a supremely popular condiment...

Eggnog

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep: 240mins
  • Cook: 15mins
A true Christmas classic, eggnog is just as tasty any time of the year...
Perfect poached eggs

Perfect poached eggs

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 10mins
  • Cook: 20mins
The homemade corned beef hash in this recipe is a great base for your...
Soft scrambled eggs

Soft scrambled eggs

  • Serves: 1
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 3mins
As long as you are ready with your plates and accompaniments, before you begin...
Traditional kedgeree

Traditional kedgeree

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 10mins
  • Cook: 15mins
Kedgeree is a tasty recipe, which brings together a variety of textures and tastes.

Crêpe suzette

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 25mins
A delicious retro recipe for pancakes in a boozy orange sauce
Omelette Arnold Bennett

Omelette Arnold Bennett

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 10mins
  • Cook: 10mins
Get inspired with Mark Sargeant's quick and easy recipe, perfect for the whole family...
Piperade with eggs

Piperade with eggs

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 0mins
  • Cook: 30mins
Recipe from Take a Box of Eggs Nutritional analysis per portion: Energy: 213kcals; Protein...
Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 5mins
This is a real classic sauce favoured by all the top restaurants, but it...