Sunday, February 5, 2017

How to Cook the Perfect Egg

How to Cook a Boiled Egg

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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