Whether you’re eating eggs for breakfast, lunch, or a comfort food dinner, eggs are one of the most popular methods to get protein into your diet. Today, I’m going to show you a few Easy Ways To Cook An Egg.
Eggs are both tasty and versatile. They’re also high in protein and vitamins B and D, as well as helping you stay full, which is essential to avoid overeating.
Cooking eggs is thought to be one of the best methods to learn because it can help you succeed in other areas of the kitchen as well.
Here are four of the most common egg cooking methods, so you can enjoy them at any meal or time of day.
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How To Scramble Eggs?
Begin by adding a pat of butter or two to your skillet, heating it over medium heat.
To a bowl, crack your eggs, add 1 Tablespoon of milk or half and half per 2 eggs. Add a dash of salt.
For fluffy scrambled eggs, you’ll want to use a whisk, not a fork, to help aerate the eggs as you scramble them in a bowl. Whisk until lightly foamy and the whites and yolks are fully combined.
Add eggs to the hot skillet and reduce heat to medium low. Using a rubber spatula, gently and slowly push eggs from one side of the skillet to the other as they cook. They are done when the eggs look “set” but are still moist. Plate them up and enjoy!
How To Hard-Boil An Egg?
To make the perfect hard boiled egg, in a large pot, bring the water to a boil and then add your eggs. Lower the heat to a rolling simmer. Cover, and set the timer for 12 minutes.
Remove from heat and immediately add eggs to ice water for another 12 minutes to cool off before handling them for peeling or storing.
How To Poach An Egg?
It’s true, poaching eggs in boiling water requires a little work, but the creamy yolks surrounded by the cooked whites are worth it.
You’ll want to work with each egg, one at a time. First, crack an egg into a cup or small bowl.
Bring a pot of water to just below a boil. You want the water to be just barely bubbling. Carefully slide the egg out of the bowl and onto the surface of the water. Using a spoon, gently move any stray egg whites closer to the yolk. If you have another egg or two to add, repeat this same process.
Once all the eggs are in, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let them sit for 4 minutes (use a timer). At this point, the egg whites should be cooked and the yolks should be slightly runny. If you want the yolks more fully cooked, leave the pot covered a little longer.
It all depends on the size of your eggs, too, so timing adjustments may be required.
How To Bake An Egg
This practically hands-off way of cooking eggs is great when you don’t want to babysit a pot or skillet on the stove.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Using a non-stick muffin pan, crack an egg into each muffin well and bake from 9 to 15 minutes, depending on how you prefer the texture of the yolks.
Bonus: Baking eggs this way is a great substitute for making poached eggs.
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Do you have any other Easy Ways To Cook An Egg you would like to suggest for me? Let me know in the comments!