How to make the best egg brunch

The world's gone eggs-tremely crazy for eggs. They're popping up everywhere. Throwback to January 2019, when more than 53 million people liked a picture of an egg on Instagram accompanied by the message "Let's set a world record together and get the most-liked post on Instagram". But it seems our love of eggs isn't only limited to Instagram posts – we can't get enough of them for breakfast or brunch either.

Luckily, however you like your eggs – fried, poached, scrambled, boiled or made into a frittata or omelette – we have all the recipes and tips you need to up your egg game this Easter.

Poached eggs

These days, you can get poached eggs everywhere, from the Ritz to Wetherspoons (other restaurants are available). If you want to cook the best poached egg of the 'brunch', watch the video to perfect your technique, then take it up a notch with our three poached egg recipes.

Scrambled eggs

Yummy, creamy, melt in the mouth-y scrambled eggs can be divisive. Overcook them and you're shunned, but undercook them and you'll get some dubious looks.

We have the perfect tip to cooking your eggs to the right consistency – watch the video to find out how, then try our favourite scramble recipes.


Legend has it that when Napoleon Bonaparte and his army were passing through the French town of Bessières, he ordered enough eggs be gathered to make an omelette large enough to feed his army. Best. Day. EVER!

If you, like Napoleon, love a good omelette, check out Ellis Barrie's top tips on whipping and flipping up a great omelette.

Fried eggs

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians, along with the Flintstones and half of Bedrock, used to fry ostrich eggs? (Now THAT really would be make the ultimate egg sarnie). But if you can't get your hands on an ostrich egg, then we have some pretty sweet ways to jazz up your fried egg brunch.

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs have come a long way since Enid Blyton's Famous Five went off in a caravan with "a boiled egg in one hand and a piece of bread and butter in the other". Raising your boiled egg brunch game can be as simple as serving it with your favourite loaf to make dippy soldiers or as delicious as fish and egg kedgeree.

There is much debate about how long to boil eggs for, but watch the video below to see how we do it.


A frittata is essentially an omelette for when you're really hungry. It can contain pretty much anything, making it perfect for using up leftovers and makes a yummy, filling start to the day. If you don't finish it all, it's also great cold in a packed lunch.