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jhopp217 Feb 2, 2012 01:23 PM

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?

  1. chrissy1988 Feb 13, 2012 11:38 AM

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

    1. JungMann Feb 12, 2012 06:22 PM

      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. eclecticsynergy Feb 11, 2012 07:10 PM

        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...

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          jhopp217 Feb 10, 2012 10:54 AM

          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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            goodhealthgourmet Feb 10, 2012 01:11 PM

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

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            jeanmarieok Feb 8, 2012 03:58 PM

            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.

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              vestalis Feb 8, 2012 03:25 PM

              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).

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                kimm99 Feb 6, 2012 11:53 AM

                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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                  IndyGirl Feb 8, 2012 03:10 PM

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

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                  jbsiegel Feb 6, 2012 04:20 AM

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

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                    ferventfoodie Feb 4, 2012 05:45 PM

                    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. majordanby Feb 4, 2012 03:13 PM

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

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                        calmossimo Feb 5, 2012 01:04 PM

                        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.

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                          majordanby Feb 5, 2012 06:03 PM

                          "on eggs with spam and rice is better."

                          you're filipino and you just dont know it.

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                        Puffin3 Feb 4, 2012 05:51 AM

                        artichokes and capers

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                          EWSflash Feb 4, 2012 04:56 PM

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

                        2. Tripeler Feb 3, 2012 11:56 PM

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

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                            jhopp217 Feb 3, 2012 11:41 PM

                            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.

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                              CDouglas Feb 3, 2012 10:32 AM

                              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.

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                                tj442x Feb 3, 2012 10:32 AM

                                mae ploy = win

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                                  Philly Ray Feb 3, 2012 10:23 AM

                                  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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                                    tj442x Feb 3, 2012 10:32 AM

                                    always after cooking, at least for me.

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                                      jhopp217 Feb 3, 2012 11:41 PM

                                      Almost always during......and after

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                                        njmarshall55 Feb 16, 2012 02:33 PM

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

                                      2. WhatsEatingYou Feb 3, 2012 10:15 AM

                                        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. masha bousha Feb 3, 2012 09:43 AM

                                          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. caseyjo Feb 3, 2012 09:02 AM

                                            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.

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                                              peanuttree Feb 3, 2012 08:51 AM

                                              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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                                                kubasd Feb 4, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                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 :)

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                                                  mrbigshotno.1 Feb 4, 2012 09:44 AM

                                                  Especially the "fire"!

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                                                    kubasd Feb 4, 2012 03:56 PM

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

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                                                      pie22 Feb 6, 2012 11:27 AM

                                                      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.

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                                                    njmarshall55 Feb 16, 2012 02:32 PM

                                                    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.

                                                2. MandalayVA Feb 3, 2012 08:18 AM

                                                  Sriracha, homemade ketchup or homemade BBQ sauce.

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                                                    pine time Feb 3, 2012 08:03 AM

                                                    Basil tomato jam

                                                    1. mattstolz Feb 3, 2012 06:50 AM

                                                      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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                                                        jcattles Feb 3, 2012 09:12 AM

                                                        Or some spicy green chile...yummy!

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                                                          gordeaux Feb 4, 2012 07:34 AM

                                                          JUST got done with my favorite breakfast ever. From bottom to top:
                                                          Plate
                                                          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.

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                                                            jcattles Feb 4, 2012 09:30 AM

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

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                                                              mattstolz Feb 4, 2012 03:58 PM

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

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                                                            njmarshall55 Feb 16, 2012 02:31 PM

                                                            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.

                                                          3. Ditdah Feb 3, 2012 06:26 AM

                                                            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. ipsedixit Feb 2, 2012 09:20 PM

                                                              Soy sauce (on a fried egg only)

                                                              Ketchup (obviously)

                                                              Caramelized onions

                                                              Roasted garlic and sea salt

                                                              Sriracha

                                                              Stinky tofu

                                                              Salsa

                                                              ... but never butter.

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                                                                pippimac Feb 2, 2012 10:10 PM

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

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                                                                  jcattles Feb 3, 2012 09:10 AM

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

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                                                                shaja Feb 2, 2012 06:51 PM

                                                                Taco sauce on scrambled eggs is good.

                                                                1. goodhealthgourmet Feb 2, 2012 06:42 PM

                                                                  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. mrbigshotno.1 Feb 2, 2012 06:28 PM

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

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                                                                      Cheese Boy Feb 2, 2012 09:07 PM

                                                                      Now we're talkin'.

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                                                                        EWSflash Feb 4, 2012 04:53 PM

                                                                        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. phofiend Feb 2, 2012 06:20 PM

                                                                        Sriracha.

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                                                                          mattstolz Feb 2, 2012 06:46 PM

                                                                          amen.

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                                                                            kmlmgm Feb 3, 2012 05:07 AM

                                                                            Sriracha + a few drops maple syrup. Honestly.

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                                                                              IndyGirl Feb 4, 2012 06:25 AM

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

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                                                                              powella Feb 2, 2012 06:16 PM

                                                                              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. Sue in Mt P Feb 2, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                                                Cocktail sauce.

                                                                                1. Living4fun Feb 2, 2012 04:26 PM

                                                                                  Salsa

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                                                                                    EWSflash Feb 4, 2012 04:46 PM

                                                                                    Especially a good fresh tromatillo salsa

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                                                                                    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 2, 2012 03:57 PM

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

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                                                                                      ipsedixit Feb 3, 2012 06:48 AM

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

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                                                                                        sunshine842 Feb 4, 2012 06:36 AM

                                                                                        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)

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                                                                                          tastesgoodwhatisit Feb 5, 2012 01:58 AM

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                    2. Uncle Bob Feb 2, 2012 02:01 PM

                                                                                      Crab Boil.........

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                                                                                        small h Feb 2, 2012 01:48 PM

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

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                                                                                          TheHuntress Feb 3, 2012 04:39 AM

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

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                                                                                          Cathy Feb 2, 2012 01:40 PM

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