We all love eggs, and with good reason, they have more uses than almost any other food stuff. They are easy to get hold of wherever you live and are present in most styles of cooking. Even the worst cook can learn to prepare eggs using a few simple methods. Possessing the elemtary skills to make egg recipes like omelettes, scrambled eggs, and poached eggs will allow you to branch out into hundreds of simple, quick hearty dishes.
If you can become skilled in the following methods, you are pretty much there:- 1. Boiled Eggs Boiled Eggs are wholesome and can make a quick and simple meal. For many of us, a boiled egg with toast soldiers is the supreme comfort food.
To boil a soft-boiled egg for toast soldiers, first remove your eggs from the fridge and allow them to sit for a short time to get them up to room temperature. Heat some water in a pan and, when it is simmering, use a spoon to drop the eggs into the water cautiously. Simmer for just one minute then take them off the heat, set a lid on the pan and stand for 6-7 minutes.
Not everyone likes their eggs cooked the same, so try adjusting the time until you get it just how you like it. For hard boiled eggs, simmer the eggs in the pan, on the heat, for around 7 minutes and then instantly remove from the water and run under a cold tap for a short time. Leave eggs to cool in a bowl of ice cold water.
Hard boiled eggs are great for picnics or for mashing with mayonnaise to make egg sandwiches. 2. Making an Omelette An omelette is really easy to make and is wonderful served with a salad or chips.
Beat two eggs in a bowl and add a little salt or pepper. Add a splash of milk or water. In an omelette pan , melt a knob of butter or margarine and let it coat the base of the pan. Add the beaten eggs to the pan and move them around so that they cover the the pan evenly.
Use a spatula to keep bringing in cooked bits from the side to let less cooked eggs run into gaps and cook. As soon as you have a soft but firm circle of omelette you may also add grated cheese or cooked mushrooms to the centre and, using a spatula, fold the omelette over the filling to make a crescent shape. 3. Scrambled Eggs Scrambled eggs on toast is delicious and is a good standby when you're in a rush or are too tired to cook much. If you have got a microwave, then these are really easy ? simply beat 2-3 eggs together, season, add a tiny dash of milk and cook on high. Stir with a fork every ten seconds and stop cooking when they are at the perfect consistency for you.
You can also scrambled eggs in a pan ? Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan, beat the eggs in a bowl or jug, season and add a dash of milk. Once the butter is melted, pour the eggs into the pan and stir constantly with a wooden spoon. Cook until the egg mixture only has a bit of liquid left. Stir in a little butter and add cream if you want ? delicious.
For a special breakfast, chop up smoked salmon and mix into the scrambled egg. 4. Poaching Eggs To poach eggs the easy way, you can purchase a specific poaching pan which has round compartments into which you crack your eggs and then they cook over the pan which is filled with boiling water. To poach eggs without a poacher, pour boiling water into a frying pan until it is about 2 ½ cm deep, place the pan on the heat and, when the water is bubbling gently (little bubbles under the surface), break an egg into the water. Simmer for 1 minute and then withdraw from the heat. Stand for 10 minutes and then remove with a slotted spoon and drain.
Serve on toast or with bacon, sausage and baked beans. These are the four classic, quickest and most dependable ways to prepare eggs but you can also fry an egg in oil. Simply heat oil in a frying pan, break an egg lightly into the pan (gently, so you don't break the yolk) and fry until cooked. Even though you may favour frying eggs, try to remember that poaching is far healthier than frying because it uses water instead of oil.
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