Video:What Are the Different Ways to Cook an Egg?with Barbara Jean
There are many different ways to cook an egg, and it can be confusing to choose between the different options. Here are some tips on the different ways to cook an egg.See Transcript
Transcript:What Are the Different Ways to Cook an Egg?Hi I'm Barbara Jean for About.com. There are few food items that are as nutritious, delicious and versatile as the egg. Here are the most common ways to cook an egg.
Boiled Eggs Are An Easy SnackA boiled egg can be an easy snack or the beginning of a tasty recipe. Place eggs in a pot, covering the top of the eggs by about an inch of cold water. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat then set aside and let the eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain the hot water then fill with cold water. Store in the refrigerator or enjoy immediately for a yummy snack.
Poaching Eggs Can Be Tricky But DeliciousPoaching eggs can be intimidating. Here are some tips to make the perfect poached egg. The fresher the eggs the better. If you're not sure how fresh your eggs are add some acid into the water. This will help maintain the egg's shape. Lemon juice or white vinegar will do the trick. Fill your pot with enough water to cover your egg. Bring your water to a boil then cool it down to a simmer. 160 to 180 degrees is ideal.
Crack your egg into a small bowl and gently slide the egg out of the dish into the simmering water. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until the white of the egg is firm. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and allow the water to drain. Gently place the egg on the dish and serve immediately before it gets cold.
Omelets Are a Versatile Way to Cook an EggFrom breakfast to dinner, omelets are great for any meal. Crack and beat 2 eggs in a mixing bowl. Mix in 2 tablespoons of milk to make omelets extra light and fluffy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter into a hot 6-inch, non-stick fry pan. Pour your egg mixture into the pan and let it settle for a few minutes. Use a rubber spatula and move one edge of the omelet into the center of the pan. Tilt the pan and allow more egg liquid to fill the gap. Do the same with the other edges.
To keep your eggs from sticking, loosen the bottom of your omelet if necessary. Add you other ingredients along the inside center of the omelet. We're using sauteed onion, pepper, broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese. Use whatever ingredients you want. Be creative. Flip one side of the omelet towards the center then the other. Top off with a little more cheese and serve.
Scrambled Eggs Are the Easiest Way to Cook an EggWe saved the easiest egg dish for last: scrambled eggs. Whisk 3 eggs and 4 tablespoons of milk together. If you don't have a whisk, a table fork works great. Add salt and pepper to taste. Melt a teaspoon of butter into a fry pan, then pour in your eggs. Gently fold, flip or stir your eggs for about 30 seconds. Serve hot.
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