Eggs are pretty much the best. The affordable, high protein food gives pretty much any pastry the perfect light and fluffy texture, while you can throw a fried egg on just about any food to give it an extra rich, savory creamy kick.

Check out these egg hacks to make cooking with them as easy as possible:

 

In honor of National Egg Day, we've rounded up some of our favorite things to do with hard boiled and fried eggs.

Boiled Eggs

If you're going to boil your eggs, start with this method for Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (recipe here). Adding vinegar makes them peel so much easier, and Ken's technique will leave you with perfectly cooked, perfectly tender bright yellow yolks with no grey every time. Take a look at how gorgeous they are:

Once you have your perfectly boiled eggs, here is what you should do with them:

1. Egg Salad Sandwich, Eight Ways

Egg salad is basically the comfort food of sandwiches. Here's how to spice up this simple classic sandwich.

2. Avocado Deviled Eggs

 

Deviled eggs are amazing too, and mixing them with guacamole makes them absolutely scrumptious. Add chopped fresh jalapeno and a dash of mustard or Worcestershire sauce for an extra kick.

Fried and Baked Eggs

More in the mood for gooey yolk? We have just the thing…

1.Cheesy Fried Grits Topped with an Egg

 

​Got leftover grits? Breathe new life into them by frying them and topping them with an egg.

2. Fried Egg Donut Breakfast Sandwich

 

 

It's also National Donut Day. Here's the best way to combine these excellent foods.

3. Bacon and Egg Crescent Squares

 

 

Kind of like a breakfast pizza, but easier and maybe even tastier.

4. Whole Egg Avocado Quesadilla

 

 

Cooking a whole egg into your quesadilla is easier and tastier than you might have thought!

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