Eggs really tie breakfast together. They’re great in so many ways: inexpensive, easy to prepare, cook quickly, and offer a solid source of protein.
So, how do you answer the next time a server asks, "how would you like your eggs"?
Here are 10 ways you can cook that egg!
Hard Boiled eggs have a firm white and firm egg yolk. Prepared by gently lowering the egg into boiling water for around 10 to 15 minutes.
A hard boiled egg can be served both cold or hot and served to guests after peeling off the eggshell.
Soft Boiled eggs have a firm white and warm, runny egg yolk. Prepared by gently lowering the egg into boiling water for around 5 to 6 minutes.
Soft-boiled eggs are served in egg cups, where the top of the egg is cut off with a knife or spoon and eaten by using a teaspoon to scoop the egg out.
Scrambled eggs is a dish made from eggs stirred or beaten together in a pan while being gently heated, typically with salt and butter and variable other ingredients, served either soft, perfect or hard. Also, scrambled eggs can be prepared with or without the addition of milk. Served with bread toast, cooked ham, bacon, toasted mushrooms, etc.
Shirred eggs or baked eggs are prepared in special dishes made with chinaware or metal skillets in a variety of sizes, the prepared egg is also served in the same dish. Prepared by buttering the dish and placing on a hot stove top, crack and slide into the shirred dish when the butter begins to brown. Finish the egg in a hot oven till the egg white is set and yolk is still liquid.
Poached eggs are difficult to prepare as keeping the form of the egg in the cooking process is difficult. The Fresher the eggs, the easier to prepare poached eggs.
Prepared by boiling a sufficient amount of water in a pan and add a small amount of salt and vinegar, as this would help to hold the white around the egg yolk. After the water is boiled, bring it to simmer and crack your eggs into a dish and slide it to the simmering water. Cook the egg until the desired degree of doneness is reached and carefully remove it from the water, using a slotted spoon.
Omelette can be served plain or with different garnishes like ham, cheese, onion, tomato, sliced sausages, etc. The combinations are never-ending.
Whichever type of omelette is prepared the method remains the same. Eggs are either beaten in a separate bowl or begin as you would for scrambled eggs in a pan but, as the egg set up stop stirring and shake the pan to let the egg set. When the eggs are just soft or like a runny stage, add the toppings and then either fold or roll it.
Egg is cooked until the white is set and then flipped over to cook until the white is firmly set but the yolk should be soft.
Egg is cooked without flipping until the white is set firmly and the yolk is cooked softly.
Egg is cooked until the white is set then puncture the yolk, flip the egg over and cook until both white and yolk is cooked firmly or yolk is still soft.
Egg is cooked without flipping and the yolk is basted with hot fat or butter and cover the pan to steam slightly. The egg yolk is slightly whitened and the white is firmly set and yolk is thoroughly heated.
Okay, so you get the point: eggs are versatile, even in the different textures and flavors they offer through different cooking methods. And there’s so much you can do with eggs once they’re cooked, fold scrambled eggs in a burrito, layer a fried egg on a burger, chop a hard boiled egg in a salad, or put poached eggs on everything. Regardless of how you use them, they enhance any breakfast dish and they stand perfectly fine on their own.