One of the most versatile and healthy foods is egg. It can be used in various types of foods like savory entrees, brunch, desserts and sometimes in cocktails as well. Champions have eggs in all their meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not only is it rich in proteins, but also low in calories. Here we will find 10 most easy and common ways to cook and enjoy eggs. Just keep in mind to use fresh eggs whenever cooking.
10 Common Ways to Cook Eggs
This is as easy as boiling water. You just need to take water in a utensil, boil it along with the eggs. Ideally, eggs should be boiled for 7 minutes which will make perfect boiled eggs. You can have boiled eggs plainly or add them in salads. Since it is high in proteins, it is an excellent option for breakfast.
Scrambled eggs are a quick fix when you are hungry. Pour beaten eggs in a non-stick pan with a little milk and cook till they thicken. You can use salt and pepper as seasoning. If you want some spice, you can add jalapenos. Besides, you can also add tomatoes, cheese or salsa.
Steamed eggs give you a silky smooth texture and steaming is a very painless way of cooking eggs. Eggs can be cooked in an individual cup or a large bowl in a steamer. Eggs should be whisked with water or broth and then steamed.
Poaching involves cooking the food in hot liquid. You can use water, broth or any sauce for poaching. Poaching in broth and sauce may impart taste and flavor of the eggs, so poaching in water is highly recommended. The egg has to be removed from the shell and then cooked. This method is used when one does not want to use extra fat while cooking. You can watch the below video to find ways to poach the eggs:
Tea Eggs are a popular snack in China, although they might sound a little strange. Boil eggs in salt water and then simmer for 20 minutes. Cool the eggs and gently crack the shell, but do not peel. Combine water, black soy sauce, salt, tea leaves, cinnamon stick, soy sauce, star anise and tangerine zest. Boil and then simmer for 3 hours. Add the eggs with cracked shell and steep for 8 hours. Peel and serve.
Cut the boiled eggs in half and remove yolks. Mix yolks with mayonnaise, a little mustard and sweet pickle, and then season with salt and pepper. Put this mix back in the halved egg whites, sprinkle with paprika and serve the tastiest deviled egg.
This dish gets its name from the type of dish that it was traditionally baked in; however, it can be cooked as individual servings in ramekins like French dish eggs en cocotte. Shirred eggs are basically eggs baked in a flat-bottomed dish and a lot of variations can be done to it. You can watch the video below to learn the way:
Over Easy: In this type of egg, the yolk side is cooked until a film forms over the yolk while the yolk remains liquid.
Over Hard: In this egg fry, the yolk side is cooked till it cooks completely through.
Sunny Side Up: In this type, the yolk side of egg is not cooked and remains liquid, while the white cooks completely or partially.
Omelets are very popular and can usually be found as a filling with cheese, meat and vegetables. To make omelets, first break the eggs and separate yolk and egg whites. And then whisk egg whites with salt, pepper or other seasonings according to individual flavor. Pour it into a nonstick pan over medium heat. Seems a little complicated? Watch the video below to learn it:
Eggs are used in this savory dish. Quiche is part of French cuisine and is popular as party food across many countries. It can be served either hot or cold. It involves filling an open-faced pastry crust with savory custard. This custard can have cheese, meat, egg, seafood and vegetables. You can watch the video below to learn it: