9 Super Quick & Easy Egg Preparation Hacks (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Mar 23, 2015 Food & Party

egg hacksWhether you and your family love eating eggs -- or coloring them, all the rage this time of year -- you'd probably love some simple tricks for easier egg preparation and serving. Well, look no further! We've found nine egg-cellent hacks that will help you prepare them in a flash!

Whether you need an omelette on to go or can't separate an egg to save your life, we've discovered some great new tips that are eggs-actly what you need! 

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Wait, until you see the trick in #7! Who knew a water bottle could do that?!

Do you have a favorite egg hack? Tell all! 

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  • Omelette in a Bag

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    How cool is this idea -- especially for campers? Erica, Echo, and Emily, who maintain the food blog Favorite Family Recipes shared how they cook omelettes easily on the fly.

    Combine all your favorite omelette ingredients in a seal-able bag and then give them a good shake. Place the bag (or bags, if you're having a crowd) in boiling water and 13 minutes later, you've got yourself a yummy breakfast.

  • Baked Hard Boiled Eggs

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    With Easter right around the corner, it's great to know there's a simple way to make a big batch of perfectly-cooked hardboiled eggs. But the secret here isn't boiling -- it's baking! Debbie of One Little Project shares her secrets to saying goodbye to cracked messes. Just place those eggs in muffin tins and bake away!

  • Scrambled Egg Inside a Shell

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    Using a t-shirt, you can scramble an egg inside its shell before you've even cooked it. Hard to picture, right? Well, check out this how-to video created by Night Hawk In Light and enjoy!

  • Gluten-Free Egg-in-a-Hole

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    If you're trying to stick to a gluten-free diet but miss having those cute and tasty eggs-in-a-hole for breakfast or lunch, your problem is solved. thanks to Debbie at One Little Project. Instead of bread, cook your eggs inside the colorful confines of bell peppers. The result is so pretty and healthy too!

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  • The Egg Freshness Test

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    Have you ever removed eggs from their carton and forgotten to make a note of their expiration date? If you're wondering if an egg is still fresh, here's a fun and easy trick for finding out, courtesy of Tammilee founder of food blog TammileeTips.

    If you cover the egg with water and it rests at the bottom on its side, you're good to go. If it bobs a bit around the bottom, it's less fresh but still edible. If it floats on to the surface, toss it!

  • 2-Minute Omelette in a Mug

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    Whisk together your usual omelette ingredients in a mug, place it in your microwave on high for about one minute and voila! you've got a yummy breakfast without any extra pans to clean!

    "Seriously, this recipe really only takes 2 to 3 minutes to put together, and the best part is that it is very flexible based on what you have in your fridge," says Jamie of Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

  • Egg Separation Trick

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    So many recipes call for either egg whites or yolks. If you typically have trouble separating the two, here's a hack that'll save you time, frustration, and ultimately, eggs! Grab a plastic water bottle, explains Courtenay of The Creek Line House, and, after cracking eggs in a bowl, give the bottle a squeeze and suction up the yolks! You'lll leave your egg whites in the bowl and have your yolks contained to use another time. 

  • Easy-Peel Hardboiled Egg Tip

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    If you find hardboiled eggs a real pain to peel, the founders of Sisters Raising Sisters have a quick and simple solution involving salt and a pin prick! 

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  • Poach Eggs in the Microwave

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    If you love Eggs Benedict or Florentine but aren't quite sure you'll get the egg right, give this no-fail, egg-poaching trick a try. All you need is a microwave and a bit of cold water, which acts as a buffer, and you'll have a perfectly poached egg in under a minute!

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