5 recipes that prove the record-breaking egg is all it’s cracked up to be


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With a quick scroll through Instagram, you’ll find no shortage of perfectly-spread avocado toasts, plentiful puppies being generally adorable, and more than a few pastel-hued smoothie bowls. But at 33 million likes and counting, the new most-liked photo of all time will be tough to beat.

Hard though it may be to believe that something so ordinary could garner more attention than any other image on the platform, it was all part of a plan hatched by @world_record_egg. As Instagram users scrambled to crack a world record, it only took a matter of days to poach the top spot from Kylie Jenner’s photo announcing the birth of her daughter, which fell to a distant second with a measly 18 million likes.

Eggs are incredible, versatile, and delicious, and therefore should be celebrated. We’ve gathered some of our favorite easy egg recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—the kind of meals you’ll want to photograph and post to Instagram for all the likes.

5 recipes to celebrate the Insta-famous egg

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1. Veggie breakfast casserole

This casserole—which is loaded with eggs, broccoli, mushrooms, and spinach—can be made ahead of time for easy weekday breakfasts.

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2. Avocado deviled eggs

Instead of using mayo in your deviled eggs, try avocado for extra creaminess. The texture is silky smooth and it’s totally keto-approved.

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3. Avocado egg boats

Another union of avocados and eggs, low-carb avocado “toast” is as simple as baking an egg inside half an avocado.

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4. Eggy oats

For an extra dose of protein at breakfast, try eggy oats. All you need to do is top your cooked oats with either a fried, poached, or hard-boiled egg.

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5. Vegan fried egg

Who says you need to eat an actual egg to get in on the fun? This recipe created by Elsa’s Wholesome Life uses ingredients like pumpkin, nutritional yeast, rice flour, and coconut milk to create a realistic vegan version of the real deal.

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