4 Foolproof Ways To Make The Perfect Eggs
Eggs are super versatile, easy to make, and incredibly delicious. And good news for you: anyone can master the art of cooking eggs. All you need are eggs, salt, pepper, olive oil, butter, a non-metal spatula, a nonstick frying pan and you're golden! Once you have all the materials set and ready to go, follow along and discover 4 easy ways to make the perfect eggs.
1. Fried Eggs
To make the most basic eggs recipe, first heat your pan over medium heat and add some oil. Once the oil's nice and hot, crack the egg into the pan, and once the white starts to set a little, season the eggs with salt and pepper. Once the egg is almost done cooking, add a little water and cover the pan with a lid. This creates steam that helps cook the egg white while keeping the yolk nice and runny.
2. Poached Eggs
First, boil water in a large pot, and then bring it down to a simmer, otherwise, the egg might break. When the water reaches that ideal point, add a little salt. Crack an egg into a wine glass, stir the water a bit to create a kind of swirl, and carefully pour the egg into the water. Let it cook until it turns white and then you're done waiting! Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and let the water drain off.
3. Boiled Eggs
First submerge the eggs in lukewarm water for about 3 minutes so the temperature difference isn't too big. Then bring a pot of water to a boil and place the eggs in the boiling water, but be gentle! The cooking time depends on what kind of yolk you prefer. If you take them out after 2 minutes, the yolk will still be very runny. If you want to dip bread in the yolk, you should take them out after 5 minutes. If you want to add them to your salad or dish of choice, let them cook for about 7 minutes. And if you wait 10 minutes, the yolk will be totally set.
4. Scrambled Eggs
Crack a few eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper, and heat a nonstick frying pan with a little butter. Once the pan is hot, whisk the eggs and pour them into the pan. Try not to touch them until you notice the edges start to set. Then use a spatula to push the edges inward, toward the center. To make the eggs even creamier, add a tablespoon of butter when the eggs are almost done. Once they're soft and fluffy, remove the pan from the stove and serve the eggs – the residual heat will continue to cook them.
And there you have it – our 4 favorite ways to cook eggs and how to master them. Absolutely foolproof and not to mention, super tasty! Now all you have to do is get cracking!