Have you tried all these different ways of cooking eggs? Which style do you prefer?
Eggs are versatile food because they can be prepared in various ways. But there are also different ways of eating eggs. They can be prepared alone, as a single dish, usually eaten for breakfast. Or they can be part of other dishes, for example, desserts like cakes and cookies.
With the summer around the corner, you can replace the breakfast eggs with some of these summertime fruits, or maybe even eat them together.
But, here we will present different ways of preparing eggs.
One of the healthiest ways of preparing eggs is to boil them. It is simple, all you need is water, the eggs, and a pot to boil the eggs in. There are two types of eggs you can prepare this way:
- Soft-boiled – put the eggs into a pot and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and then turn off the heat. Cover the pot and let the eggs sit for about 3-4 minutes. Take the eggs out of the water, crack one end of the egg, and eat with a spoon.
- Hard-boiled – put the eggs into a pot and cover them with cold water. You can add 1 tsp of vinegar and 1/2 tsp of salt to prevent cracking and to make the peeling easier. Bring the water to boil, turn off the heat, cover the pot, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then place the eggs in the bowl of cold water and let them sit for about 10 to 15 minutes to make the peeling easier.
This is also one of the healthiest ways to prepare eggs. Take the pan, pour enough water that could cover the egg, pour a little bit of vinegar, and bring to simmer. Then slowly and gently crack the egg and pour it into water. When the egg changes its color from transparent into white, then it is done and you can take it out with a spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain.
For this way of preparing eggs, you will need a skillet and a little bit of butter. Place a little bit of butter into a skillet and bring it to medium heat. Crack the eggs on the butter and wait for the egg whites to turn opaque. Then, flip the eggs over on the other side. After one minute, your over-easy eggs are done.
Sunny-Side Up Eggs
This way of preparing eggs is similar to the previous one, but with different results. You will also need to add a little bit of butter into a skillet over medium heat. But, when the eggs turn opaque, you don’t flip them. Then you should cover the skillet and cook for about 3-4 more minutes.
Over-well eggs are prepared in the same way as the over-easy eggs. The only difference is that, once you flip the eggs, you should cook them not for just one minute, but a couple of minutes more until the yolk is cooked hard.
In order to make scrambled eggs, the best choice is a non-stick skillet. Take a bowl, crack the eggs, add the seasonings you like. Place a little bit of butter into a skillet and preheat it to medium heat. Pour the eggs into the skillet and bring the heat down to medium-low heat. Stir the eggs for about a minute or two, and they are done. Omelet is similar to scrambled eggs, but the only difference is that you don’t need to stir the eggs to get the big chunks. Omelet should be one mass, and once the bottom part is done, usually the toppings are added onto the moist side, and then the omelet is folded into a half-moon shape.