Want to make eggcellent eggs? It’s not as hard as you thing with these tips on how to make the best eggs!
Want to find out if you’re compatible with someone or get a group of people talking?
Ask them how they like their eggs.
I polled a big group of my friends and we got all kinds of answers and passionate ones at that.
Eggs are SO Good for You
Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. With Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, B12, B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Zinc, Omega 3s and a whole nest of other healthy things your body needs. All from this simple oval that is only around 75 calories and high in protein. Now while eggs have cholesterol, it’s the HDL they raise which is the GOOD cholesterol, which lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and other various issues.
They also are very fulfilling! In one study I read of 30 overweight women, eating eggs instead of bagels for breakfast increased feelings of fullness and made them automatically eat fewer calories for the next 36 hours.
Difference Between Egg Types
One of the biggest questions asked is what is the difference between brown eggs and white eggs. I could give you a really long explanation…but long story short – one is brown, one is white.
However that’s not the only way you can slice and dice your eggs. Nowadays, the store has many options for your egg needs including:
- Cage Free
Ways to Cook Eggs
- Hard Boiled: An egg cooked in boiling water with the shell intact. Hard boiled eggs are cooked through until both the whites and yolk have completely set.
- Omelet (Omelette): Eggs that have been beaten and then cooked quickly in a frying pan. Omelets are often folded over a filling of cheese, vegetables, meat, or a combination of items.
- Over Easy: A fried egg that is flipped and cooked yolk side down only long enough to create a film over the top of the yolk, leaving the center of the yolk liquid.
- Over Hard: A fried egg that is flipped and cooked yolk side down until the yolk has completely cooked through.
- Poached: Eggs that have been removed from their shell and then cooked in a hot liquid. The cooking liquid can be water, broth, or any sauce. Poaching in water is often used as a way to cook eggs without having to use extra fat. Poaching in broth or sauce adds flavor to the cooked egg.
- Scrambled: Raw egg whites and yolks are beaten together and then cooked in a skillet. The beaten egg mixture is gently agitated as it sets to create a curdled texture.
- Shirred: Eggs that have been baked in a ramekin (sometimes with butter, cream or other sauces) until the whites have set but the yolk is still liquid.
- Soft Boiled: An egg cooked in boiling water with the shell intact. Soft-boiled eggs are cooked only to the point at which the whites are set but the yolk is still liquid.
- Sunny Side Up: A fried egg that is never flipped or cooked yolk side down. The whites cook until completely or partially set while the yolk remains liquid.
- Eggs Benedict: An English muffin topped with ham or bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
Tips to Make the Perfect Egg Every Time
Now here’s where it gets really good! You’ve probably fried, boiled, or scrambled an egg, but it didn’t work out the way you intended. While an egg seems so easy to cook, it’s all in the details. I mean there’s a reason most people enjoy eggs benedict when they go out to eat and not at home, right?
1. How to Boil an Egg: Ice water, old eggs and 12 minutes.
2. How to Poach an Egg: Fresh eggs and a mesh strainer not vinegar or salt make these eggs perfect.
3. How to Scramble an Egg: Key here is not to stir them too much.
4. How to Fry an Egg: Medium heat to evenly cook the egg and make sure to not bust the yolk!
5. How to Bake and Egg…in an Avocado!
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