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Condiments and Eggs

When I was younger, the only thing you ever added to your eggs would be salt and pepper. Now it seems, people just assume you want ketchup or hot sauce on it. I recently saw someone making an egg sandwich with mayo (which I have used in omelets).

What are some other condiments people are putting on eggs?

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  1. Fines Herbes

    Herbes de Provence

    1. Smoked paprika. Although that's not really a condiment.

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      1. re: small h

        Me too. Or smoked salt if I'm in the mood.

        1. I love spicy deli-style mustard with my scrambled eggs.

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          1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

            It's odd, but I can't stand mustard with eggs even though I love mustard on just about anything, including mustard on mustard.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              and I'm the opposite -- I love yellow ballpark mustard on a fried-egg sandwich, but can't stand it on anything else.

              (I like strong grainy mustard on sandwiches, but not on eggs. Weird)

              1. re: sunshine842

                I love mustard with fried eggs, but prefer salsa or ketchup with scrambled eggs. Poached eggs are good with a drizzle of garlic green chili sauce.

            1. re: Living4fun

              Especially a good fresh tromatillo salsa

              1. I swipe my hard boiled eggs in miso, straight out of the jar. My family is also fond of using toum (Lebanese/middle eastern garlic sauce) on fried egg sandwiches, or mixed into egg salad.

                    1. re: phofiend

                      Sriracha + a few drops maple syrup. Honestly.

                      1. re: phofiend

                        Definitely sriracha or other hot sauce--especially a locally-made sauce called Clancy's.

                      2. Use the egg as the condiment, over easy right on top of a couple of enchiladas.

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                          1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                            Oh YEAH- awesome.
                            My Asian friend poaches an egg and puts it on hot cooked rice. That led me to putting an over-easy egg on leftover pasta, and that's good too.

                            Or put a fried egg on a fried-semicrisp tortilla, with or without beans (but it's better with), some cheese (preferably a Mexican white), the aforementioned salsa, and you have huevos rancheros.

                          2. for me it really depends on how the eggs are prepared and what else is in them or on the plate. my basic go-to is hot sauce, but even that changes all the time because at any given moment i usually have at least 10 different varieties on hand. other possibilities:
                            - a drizzle of toasted sesame oil and a dash of tamari
                            - tomatillo or tomato salsa
                            - harissa
                            - ajvar
                            - bacon jam
                            - tomato chutney
                            - aged balsamic
                            - tapenade
                            - pesto

                            1. Taco sauce on scrambled eggs is good.

                              1. Soy sauce (on a fried egg only)

                                Ketchup (obviously)

                                Caramelized onions

                                Roasted garlic and sea salt


                                Stinky tofu


                                ... but never butter.

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                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  Sweet chilli sauce on fried eggs sounds wrong, but it's so right!
                                  Actually any chilli condiment rocks with eggs.

                                  1. re: pippimac

                                    Especially if you add a mound of fried potatoes and a slice of toast.

                                2. I never add anything to scrambled/fried eggs after cooking other than salt or pepper. I will sometimes season eggs with herbs or spices when cooking, but after they are on my plate, I just never got into the habit of adding anything. Certainly not ketchup, which I find revolting.

                                  It doesn't make sense, though, because if I put that same egg on a sandwich, I'll have no problem adding any variety of mustards, mayos, sauces, etc... (although still not ketchup - yuck!)

                                  It's just some strange thing in my head, based on the way I grew up with eggs. Cooked by them selves? Don't add anything. On bread, with or without other ingredients? Add stuff. Logical? Not at all.

                                  1. my very favorite way to have eggs is part of heuvos rancheros. a fresh tortilla, some spicy beans, salsa, and cheese... mmmm!

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                                    1. re: mattstolz

                                      Or some spicy green chile...yummy!

                                      1. re: jcattles

                                        JUST got done with my favorite breakfast ever. From bottom to top:
                                        warm homemade flour tortillas
                                        crispy hashbrowns
                                        Three eggs over medium
                                        All covered with Green Chile (with pork bits)
                                        No fork needed - tear some tortilla, and pinch up a morsel of heaven.
                                        I was lucky enough to get a freezer full of real deal hatch green this year. I can eat that breakfast every day for eternity. The only thing better would be a side of pancakes, but I don't have the patience to make them.

                                        1. re: gordeaux

                                          Oh yeah! That''s what I'm talking about!! I think that'll be making it on our dinner list this week.

                                          1. re: gordeaux

                                            sounds like the perfect breakfast/lunch/dinner! doesnt matter time of day, that sounds delicious

                                        2. re: mattstolz

                                          Best non-DIY eggs I ever had was at a Mom-Pop place in San Antonio. Fresh eggs, fresh home-made tortillas, fresh chorizo, and home made hot sauce. Incredibe.
                                          At home, usually just a dash of hot sauce...not enough so I don't taste the eggs, just enough to stimulate the appetite and make the eggs more enjoyable.

                                          1. Sriracha, homemade ketchup or homemade BBQ sauce.

                                            1. hot sauce. And you know what works surprisingly well? Taco sauce. Like the kind at taco bell, the thin, cuminy sauce, nothing chunky or salsa-ish. The flavors work well together

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                                              1. re: peanuttree

                                                huh. I might have to stop by a taco bell and steal some sauces. I must admit, I have an odd fondness for those little packets :)

                                                  1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                                    oh yeah, def the fire. Not exactly hot, but it does taste good

                                                    1. re: kubasd

                                                      i love spice and don't really enjoy the taste of fire, but that hot sauce is soooo good, i put it on way more than i would care to admit! on eggs and grilled cheese rank very high though.

                                                  2. re: kubasd

                                                    I was really disappointed when they stopped offering the "Green Sauce." But it seems they brough it back. Can't get enough of that stuff.

                                                1. Fresh herbs and sour cream when I scramble them (low and slow scramble, so they get a soft type of consistency). Sriracha for hard boiled (plus salt and pepper). My fried eggs don't need anything on them since I usually fry them in bacon grease.

                                                  1. Eggcellent question!
                                                    I am a HUGE egg fan and if I'm having an egg sammich (rather than an omelet) I like mine with American Cheese and either Frank's buffalo sauce or tabasco. I used to just be a tabasco gal but in a pinch (at my office cafeteria) I nabbed some buffalo sauce (which I do love too) and now that's my "usual".

                                                    1. Totally depends on the preparation for me..
                                                      Hard boiled Egg: mayo or mayo & mustard or just cream cheese
                                                      Fried Egg: Salt, pepper
                                                      Scrambled/Omelet: Ketchup or hot sauce

                                                      1. Here's a question about hot sauce...Do you just put it on top of the cooked eggs or do you put a few drops in the raw eggs before you cook them (scrambled or omelettes)?

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                                                        1. re: Philly Ray

                                                          always after cooking, at least for me.

                                                          1. re: Philly Ray

                                                            Almost always during......and after

                                                            1. re: Philly Ray

                                                              A few drops onto of the finishted product. Usually an omelet or sunny side up.

                                                              1. Chimichurri is delicious with eggs.

                                                                I once had deviled eggs topped with a small dollop of mango chutney that were incredible. I might add those to the Super Bowl menu this weekend.

                                                                1. I guess I should have been more specific, because some people were saying what they do during preparation. I almost never make scrambled eggs. Obviously if you make an omelet, your condiments will change depending on what you used in prepping the omelet. For me at home, Sriracha is a given if the eggs are made almost any way.

                                                                  Most people mentioned some type of spice. Mustard was the kind of thing I was wondering about. If I make hard boiled eggs, instead of making egg salad, I slice the eggs and lay them on bread that has mayo, a drop of mustard, some stacker pickles if I have them and of course, some sriracha.

                                                                  1. On eggs, usually scrambled, I really like...
                                                                    1. Soy Sauce
                                                                    2. A1 or other similar steak sauce
                                                                    3. Tabasco or other hot sauce.

                                                                      1. re: Puffin3

                                                                        That sounds great. Surprising, but great. How do you cook the eggs? Is it as an egg sandwich?

                                                                      2. If you're filipino, you know all about jufran banana ketchup.

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                                                                        1. re: majordanby

                                                                          i'm not filipino but i loooooove jufran. the original, not the spicy kind. if i want it spicy, i'll just add some sriracha. sometimes also mixed with ketchup. on eggs is good. on eggs with spam and rice is better. with tyson chicken nuggets is also delicious.

                                                                          1. re: calmossimo

                                                                            "on eggs with spam and rice is better."

                                                                            you're filipino and you just dont know it.

                                                                        2. When I was a kid, each year my mom and aunt would make sweet pepper relish - it was the
                                                                          only thing I remember them "putting up" and the only thing I remember eating it with was eggs. If no relish was to be had, we were a catsup on scrambled eggs family.

                                                                          1. Hard Boiled - soy sauce or else deviled with Miracle Whip
                                                                            Scrambled - with mayo or mustard mixed in before scrambling
                                                                            Omelete - ketchup

                                                                            1. I grew up eating diced tomatoes with eggs with just salt and pepper on them. I can't stomach the idea of ketchup with eggs, and I am a ketchup fan.

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                                                                              1. re: kimm99

                                                                                x2---hate the thought of ketchup on eggs!!

                                                                              2. Sriracha! Mayo and/or mustard is good on a fried egg sandwich. I also like soy sauce on scrambled (or hard boiled soy and tea eggs).

                                                                                1. I remember my uncle putting ketchup on his scrambled eggs way back when I was little, like the late 60's.

                                                                                  I am really happy to have scrambled eggs with cheddar topped with salsa.

                                                                                  1. Made an omelet this past weekend and was thinking about this thread. I made the omelet with American cheese, some sun dried tomatoes and a few splashes of Tabasco (I wasn't home, so used what was there). I had two slices of whole wheat toast which I spread a little mustard on one slice and mayo on the other (I had never tried this before). Have to say, it wasn't bad at all. Surprised the mustard didn't over power the eggs and it mixed with the creamy cheese, it was like a really good beefed up grilled cheese sandwich.

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                                                                                    1. re: jhopp217

                                                                                      try mixing a touch of good Dijon into eggs before scrambling.

                                                                                    2. I most often season mine mine with Herbamare seasoned salt, or sometimes Spike.

                                                                                      Other more occasional ones:
                                                                                      Pickapeppa Sauce
                                                                                      Sriracha, or Frank's hot sauce- regular or chili lime
                                                                                      Asian sweet chili sauce, yeah
                                                                                      Hollandaise, or mock Bearnaise
                                                                                      Woeber's smoky horseradish sauce
                                                                                      quick horseradish remoulade: mayo, sour cream, horseradish, onion powder, dill weed
                                                                                      +1 for smoked paprika too...

                                                                                      1. HP sauce, when I have it, is a must on eggs. Oyster sauce is also phenomenal on sunny side up eggs, especially with some scallions and chilies.

                                                                                        1. hot sauce--parmesan cheese--that's it.