By Vicky McDonald
January 11, 2017

The addition of a perfect fried egg or a softly poached egg to practically any dish, improves flavor and appearance by at least 100 percent. It doesn't even have to be anything fancy – something as simple as this fried egg sandwich is the stuff that food dreams are made of.

It's that melty golden egg yolk that gets us every time. Some even call it #yolkporn and spend their days hunting for that next great egg recipe.

Here are just a few simple recipes that prove it's always a good idea to put an egg on it.

Chef Johns Colcannon Hash
Photo by Chef John

This healthy hash with kale and bacon is a great meal at any time of the day and that softly poached egg just brings it all together.

Cliff's Greek Breakfast Pitas
Photo by Christina

Just imagine biting into this crispy pitta sandwich with that saucy egg yolk. Now, make it happen!

Roasted Asparagus Prosciutto and Egg
Photo by Baking Nana

If you want to go all fancy, then you can't go wrong with this winning combination of asparagus, crispy Prosciutto, and creamy poached eggs.

Chef Johns Monte Cristo Benedict
Photo by Baking Nana

What could be better than a sweet cheese and ham Monte Cristo? One with a melty poached egg on top, of course.

Vegetarian Bibimbap
Photo by Chef'd

The egg brings just the right amount of sauciness and a bonus protein kick to this Korean veggie bowl.

Mauigirls Loco Moco
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Go loco with this Hawaiian classic. You won't be sorry you went just a little bit mad.