Perhaps the most versatile protein available, eggs can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner, made into desserts and even served up as a snack every once in while.
They also happen to be rich in iron, folate and vitamins A. D and E, and even lutein, which is necessary for improving our vision. In short, eggs are awesome and knowing how to make eggs properly will increase your ability to feed them to your family.
How to Make Eggs: Scrambled Eggs
The President of the breakfast table, scrambled eggs are a popular choice for the morning meal.
Frying pan, eggs, milk, butter, salt and pepper, small bowl, fork, wooden spoon
Break the eggs into the small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of milk per egg, a pinch of salt and some fresh ground pepper, and whisk everything together with a fork. Set the frying pan over medium-high heat and add the butter (a walnut sized knob), allowing it to melt. Pour the eggs into the pan and move them around with the wooden spoon until they are thick and fluffy and no longer runny.
How to Make Eggs: Over Easy Eggs
A morning favourite, over easy eggs are best when eaten with toast for dipping in the runny yolks.
Frying pan, eggs, butter, spatula
Set the frying pan over medium-low heat and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, tip the pan from side to side ensuring the butter covers the entire surface of the pan. Crack the egg and carefully open the shell, placing the egg in the buttered pan. Do not break the yolk. Cook the egg until the bottom is solid, but the top is still slightly jiggly. Slide the spatula under the egg and carefully roll it over, again taking care to not break the egg. Cook the flipped side for a minute or two and then transfer the egg to a plate with the spatula, setting it yolk-side up.
How to Make Eggs: Hard-Boiled
A popular choice for lunch, hard-boiled eggs make an excellent sandwich for the lunch box or addition to a mid-day salad plate.
Saucepan, water, eggs
Place the eggs in the pot and cover with cold water. Set the pot on the stove over high heat, and bring the water to a fierce boil. Cover the pot with a lid, remove the pot from the stove and allow to rest in the hot water for 12 minutes. Drain the water and cover the cooked eggs with cold water. Allow them to cool completely, and then lightly crack each egg and remove the outer shell.
How to Make Eggs: Soft-Boiled Eggs
The eggs over easy version of a hard-boiled egg, this version is a popular choice for breakfast, especially when accompanied by toast soldiers.
Saucepan, water, eggs, spoon.
Fill the pot 2/3 ways full of cold water and bring it to a rolling boil. Lower the heat to minimum and, using a spoon, place the eggs in the water, taking care not to drop them in the pot. Cover the pot with the lid and set the timer for 4-5 minutes. When the timer goes off, remove the egg with the same spoon you used to put the egg in the water, and dry off any dripping water. Using a knife, slice the top of the egg off and eat the insides using a spoon or slices of bread.
How to Make Eggs: Sunny Side Up Eggs
Perhaps the quickest egg to make in the morning; this runny-yolk variation is the most common way to cook eggs in France.
Frying pan, eggs, butter, spatula
Set the frying pan over medium-low heat and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, tip the pan from side to side ensuring the butter covers the entire surface of the pan. Crack the egg and carefully open the shell, placing the egg in the buttered pan. Do not break the yolk. Cook the egg until the bottom is solid, but the top, near the yolk, is still slightly jiggly. Transfer the egg to a plate with the spatula and enjoy.
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