Eggs are a great source of protein and can be used in a variety of dishes. Here is how to make the perfect boiled egg. Plus this is a no-fat way to cook an egg.
- Place the desired amount of eggs in a sauce pan
- Make sure the eggs do not have room to move around so the shell does not break
- Cover the eggs with water so the water is 2" above the eggs
- Add a pinch of sale
- Bring the water to a full boil and then turn off the heat and set the eggs in the sauce pan aside
- Set your timer for 10 minutes
- Gently pour the eggs into a colander to cool naturally
How to Cook a Poached Egg
Poaching eggs is another great way to cook a no-fat egg. No butter or grease is needed.
- Bring a sauce pan filled with water to a simmer (bubbles are barely forming on the bottom of your pan)
- Do not allow the water to boil or you will ruin your egg
- Break a raw egg into a measuring cup (one that will fit the egg)
- Gently pour the egg into the simmering pot of water
- With a spoon gently push the white of the egg so the white stays with the egg
- Set the timer for 2 minutes and remove your poached egg with a slotted spoon to drain the water away from your egg.
The Perfect Fried Egg
What you see to the left are two over-easy fried eggs. Over-easy means the yolk is not cooked. Well-done eggs are when the yokes are completely cooked and sunny-side-up eggs are when only one side of the egg is cooked and not turned over.
- You will need a non-stick frying pan or perfectly seasoned iron skillet
- Add a couple of Tbl (tablespoons) of butter or vegetable oil. Personally I like my eggs cooked in butter as it makes them taste better
- Melt the butter on low heat only and keep the heat on low
- Crack your eggs into the melted butter or vegetable oil
- When you see the whites cooking on the bottom flip your egg
NOTE: When frying a perfect egg none of the egg should be browned. The whites should always stay white.
Hope these tips help you out!
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