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How do you like your eggs-cheese or no cheese?

fldhkybnva Dec 13, 2013 05:43 PM

I was solidly in the "always with cheese" camp (except fried, boiled, poached) until I recently was sick and had a strong aversion to cheese. Now I think I really enjoy them also without cheese. Omelets and frittas seem to always get some cheese, scrambled eggs I now take without. How do you like your eggs? Does it depend on the preparation method?

  1. tim irvine Dec 13, 2013 05:48 PM

    Generally without. Principal exceptions are Cotija in a breakfast taco and usually some sort on a frittata.

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      vttp926 Dec 13, 2013 05:58 PM

      NO cheese please. I like cheese to an extent but I never really liked the flavor of cheese and eggs together.

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        Kontxesi Dec 13, 2013 06:03 PM

        The idea of cheese in my scrambled eggs made me want to stab people when I was a kid. I remember one time my grandparents were in town and she made breakfast. I took a bite of my eggs and tasted cheese, then immediately pitched a fit. I was excused.

        Then in my late teens, I went through a phase where I wouldn't eat them WITHOUT cheese.

        Egg sandwiches and omelets require cheese. Scrambled eggs can go with or without. Fried, boiled, and poached never get cheese.

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          HillJ Dec 13, 2013 06:20 PM

          Def. depends on the prep. But I will eat a slice or two of cheese on the side to accompany the eggs sometimes too.

          If cheese is added and the cheese makes the eggs greasy I won't enjoy them.

          1. Cherylptw Dec 13, 2013 07:01 PM

            Cheese PLEASE. First, let me say, I don't eat a lot of eggs, maybe a couple a month. Growing up, the only way I could eat eggs would be scrambled with cheese and my mom hardly ever cooked them this way so the only time I really enjoyed eggs would be when I went to visit my grandma in NC. She always made scrambled eggs with sharp country cheddar.

            I much more prefer to have the whites of the egg. Don't really care for omelettes or frittatas but like boiled, scrambled and fried. Cheese can go on all.

            1. EWSflash Dec 13, 2013 07:38 PM

              Fried or hard boiled, no, omelettes, quiche, yes. I don't like scrambled so much, if I do eat them I don't want cheese on them.
              The exceptions would be huevos rancheros,which are fried, or Sonoran style enchiladas with a fried egg on top, they must have cheese.

              1. suzigirl Dec 13, 2013 07:52 PM

                Yes, it depends on the preperation and my mood. If i get a sandwich of any breakfast type it must have cheese. Scrambled soft is eggs alone but more well done scrambled eggs need cheese or ketchup to moisten them. Fried, boiled or poached I'll pass. But fried on a slice of buttered toast needs cheese. A breakfast burrito needs cheese when scrambled or fried.
                EDIT> I forgot omlettes. I never order them out and rarely even like my own with or without cheese. But my bf makes an omlette with salsa, sharp cheddar and ham that is amazing and not only can't I recreate, but haven't tried. It is perfect.

                1. DonShirer Dec 13, 2013 07:55 PM

                  It's fun trying different cheeses in an omelet or "scramblet". Don't use cheese on other types.

                  1. ipsedixit Dec 13, 2013 08:07 PM

                    No cheese. Never.*

                    (*Unless it's on a pizza topped with a fried egg)

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                      WishyFish Dec 13, 2013 10:30 PM

                      I'm gonna go make a fried egg sandwich with cheese now. :D

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                        sr44 Dec 13, 2013 11:37 PM

                        Cheese please. That way, if there's any undercooked egg white, I can pretend it's melted cheese.

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                          kitchengardengal Dec 14, 2013 01:22 AM

                          Any egg, except egg salad, needs a good dose of extra sharp cheddar.

                          1. Ttrockwood Dec 14, 2013 02:46 PM

                            I haven't been eating as many eggs in the past year or so as i once did, but generally no cheese.

                            The rare exceptions include breakfast burritos, a souffle, or if it is prepared for me by someone else with good intentions (ie hostess i am staying with who makes breakfast- i wouldn't reject the eggs with cheese)

                            I think the cheese often masks the flavor of the eggs and can turn them into a greasy gutbomb if heavy handed

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                              mwhitmore Dec 14, 2013 03:06 PM

                              No to melty cheeses, but a *pinch* of parm is never amiss.

                              1. C. Hamster Dec 14, 2013 03:57 PM

                                I love cheese in scrambled eggs and in omelettes.

                                Cheese and eggs are a perfect pair in my book.

                                I love quiches with cheese

                                1. Will Owen Dec 14, 2013 03:58 PM

                                  Yes in omelets and frittatas, maybe in scrambled. I used to scramble ours in a steel skillet, and the only quick way to do that (we need breakfast to happen PDQ) was the so-called "layered omelet", where you keep scraping and scooping the eggs over themselves into a fairly dry pile of curd. Added cheese is a good way to flavor and moisten the results. But I've finally broken down and got a non-stick over aluminum pan (one of those green things), and I can now do very fast streaky ones that come out moist and delicious, so cheese is no longer needed.

                                  One other item needing cheese, IMO, is the imitation McMuffin. Of course the correct "cheese" for that is barely cheese at all, but Kraft American Singles …

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                                    MRS Dec 14, 2013 03:59 PM

                                    yes to cheese, but NO to American cheese. grosses me out when melted on eggs. I cannot explain why.

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                                      jeanmarieok Dec 14, 2013 04:00 PM

                                      Soft scrambled, without cheese is my first choice - but unless I make them myself, I can't get them exactly how I like them. If I am ordering out, then with cheese to cover up that they are 'overcooked' in my opinion.

                                      1. LotusRapper Dec 14, 2013 04:24 PM

                                        I'm in the "no cheese" camp. Cheese is great with other things, but when eating eggs I want to taste the egg, not cheese.

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