For many of us, breakfast is incomplete without eggs. They are a rich protein source, delicious and easy to cook, affordable and nutritious as well. Generally, there are numerous ways to cook eggs, like frying, scrambling, making an omelette, poaching, and boiling them. How do you like your eggs? Do you prefer a half-fried or a whole-fried egg? Omelet or scrambled? What is your pick? In this article, I am sharing my way of cooking eggs: the five most common yet delicious ways to make eggs.
Eggs are enriched in protein, vitamins, and carbohydrates. They are an ideal way to start your day. However, the choice of pans you use to cook the eggs is as important as much as the quality of the eggs themselves. In my opinion, it is challenging to make the fluffiest scrambled eggs and perfectly cooked omelettes without good nonstick cookware.
Health Benefits Of Eggs
Eggs are a high-quality protein source, making them an ideal food for keto and low-carb diet plans. They are also a great source of potassium, vitamins E and A, protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and carbohydrates, as well as vitamin B12.
According to research, one egg contains 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of healthy fats, 1.6 grams of saturated fats, and only 75 calories. Furthermore, eggs contain choline, which is essential for brain development.
Different Ways To Make Eggs—How Do You Like Your Eggs?
When it comes to eggs, everyone has distinct likes and dislikes. Some people like scrambled eggs, and some like half-fried eggs. The five egg recipes I cook mostly are what I am going to share today; check them out and let me know how you like your eggs as well!
1. Boiling Eggs (Soft, Medium, or Hard)
Boiled eggs are delicious as well as convenient. Moreover, you can use them in salads, with toasted bread, or simply as a snack with salt and pepper. Some people prefer hard-boiled eggs, while others prefer runny yolks and medium-boiled eggs. For boiled eggs, it’s all about timing.
How Do You Boil Eggs?
- Place the raw eggs in the saucepan filled with water. Add one tsp salt and one tbsp of vinegar to the water to prevent the eggs from breaking. Ensure the eggs should be completely underwater. Boil the eggs at medium-low heat and close the lid if necessary.
- The boiling time for soft-boiled eggs is 5–6 minutes; for medium-boiled eggs, 7-8 minutes; and for hard-boiled eggs, it’s 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the eggs from the boiling water with a spoon. Now immediately add these eggs to ice-cold water, and when they are cool, peel them and enjoy your eggs.
2. Poach Eggs
Poached eggs are one of the most popular breakfast items in restaurants. They are healthy and delicately cooked eggs. The recipe for poached eggs may differ from person to person. Usually, chefs recommend using fresh eggs for poached eggs. Moreover, egg poaching requires practice because you want to simmer, not boil, the eggs. I prefer the traditional way of making poached eggs; let’s see the ways to cook poached eggs.
How Do You Poach Eggs?
- Put 2 inches of water into a nonstick skillet or saucepan and heat it to a roaring boil.
- After that, add one tsp each of salt and vinegar to the water. I suggest using small dishes for simmering because the eggs will hold their shape. Crack the eggs gently into these little containers.
- Simply place them in a saucepan of boiling water and cover them.
- Cook it for 2-4 minutes. Now, remove the eggs with a spoon from the water and set them aside.
- Your mouthwatering poached eggs are ready to relish with your favorite sauce.
3. Fried Eggs (Full-fry or Half fry)
Fried eggs are the most common and straightforward technique of making eggs. However, it depends upon your preference on how you like yolk, whether you like it runny, fully cooked or medium cooked.
How Do You Fry An Egg?
- Add one tbsp of butter or vegetable oil to the nonstick frying pan.
- Gently crack the egg into the pan while it is still warm over medium-low heat.
- If you prefer a runny yolk, cook the egg for 1-2 minutes without flipping it. For a medium-fried egg, cook it for two to three minutes, then carefully turn it over.
- For a wholly fried egg, cook it for 5 minutes, flip it over and continue cooking the other side until the yolk is set and solidified.
- Place your eggs on a serving plate, then eat them with toast.
In this recipe, eggs are blended and stuffed with vegetables, cheese, and herbs to make an ideal breakfast. Omelette is healthy as well as delicious. Generally, there are different recipes for omelettes, but this classic recipe is indeed mouthwatering and comforting.
How Do You Make An Omelette?
- Put one tsp of water and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk thoroughly after adding two eggs.
- Cut the bell pepper, tomato, onion, and mushroom into small cubes; also, chop some chilli and coriander leaves.
- Now include these vegetables in the bowl of eggs and thoroughly combine.
- Grab a nonstick frying pan, add 1 tbsp of vegetable or butter oil on low to medium flame, and wait till the butter melts.
- Now pour the eggs into the pan, and give it a minute to settle. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to flip.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on both sides until the egg becomes light brown. As soon as the eggs begin to set, add some shredded cheese to the upper side of the omelette, and let it melt.
- Fold the omelette and serve with green coriander chutney.
5. Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are a Chinese-oriented dish. To make scrambled eggs, eggs are beaten together, usually with salt, butter, or oil. These scrambled eggs are delicious and easy to cook. Additionally, it takes only 15 minutes to cook these eggs.
How Do you Scrambled Eggs?
- Take a medium-sized bowl and add one tsp of water, 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper, and three eggs. Whisk with a fork.
- Take a frying pan, add 1 tbsp of butter, and melt it over low-medium heat. When the pan is hot, pour the egg mixture in.
- Let the eggs set for 1-2 minutes, then stir the eggs with a spatula or wooden spoon. Cook for 3–4 minutes until the eggs become thick.
- Your fluffy and moist scrambled eggs are ready. Serve with toasted bread and sausages.
Eggs are a healthy breakfast option; add them to your breakfast menu. There are various ways to make eggs, like boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, omelettes, and fried eggs. Although all depends on what your preferences are and how do you like your eggs! So, What is your choice? Share your views with me in the comment section; I would love your input and suggestions. I hope you guys will like my way of cooking these eggs, and if you cook them in another way, I am looking forward to your recipe as well.
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