Spices Used to Season Eggs

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When it comes to choosing what seasonings you want to use in your egg dishes, the choices are many. Your choice depends on which egg recipe you are making and what flavors you like best. There are particular seasonings that lend themselves quite well to use in egg recipes.

Souffles and Omelets

An egg soufflé which features cheese can have added dill, cumin or chives. An herb omelet can consist of eggs and spices, including oregano, tarragon, chervil, dill, basil, chives, marjoram, summer savory and thyme. Omelets historically contain a combination of chives, chervil, tarragon of parsley or just one, or some, of these herbs.

Deviled and Scambled Eggs

Deviled eggs can be spiced up with Tabasco sauce, turmeric, ground cumin, chervil, chili powder, thyme, chives or tarragon. Perk up your scrambled eggs with paprika, celery seed, basil, marjoram, dill or celery seed. Other options include tarragon, rosemary, summer savory, parsley and saffron.


Chervil is often used in egg dishes and is considered a basic salad ingredient in France and northern Italy. Chervil, which has a lemon-anise flavor, can be used as a garnish and is good when mixed with chives, tarragon and parsley.

Basil, Celery Seed and Mustard Powder

Basil can be used in egg dishes and celery seed is good in egg salad. Put some curry powder in your stuffed eggs or deviled eggs. Mustard powder can be used in the egg yolks before stuffing the egg whites. You can also put mustard powder into egg salad.


The French refer to tarragon as the king of herbs because it is the main flavoring in many of the classic French sauces. It enhances the flavor of eggs and other foods. Tarragon can be preserved in vinegar so it doesn’t lose its potency.


Turmeric has a bitter, warm, peppery flavor and smells like ginger and orange. It goes well with egg dishes.

Dill Weed

Dill weed is not as strong as dill seed. Dill weed is the leaf and stem of the dill plant. It tastes delicious in butter.