Eggs are so versatile that they have become a classic part of breakfast food. You can easily eat an egg a day for a week and never have it prepared the same way. However, not everyone is adept at cooking these useful ingredients, so you should try and master the three most important cooking techniques.
The perfect poached egg is gently cooked in hot water until the whites are cooked through, but the yolk is still oozing.
Bring a shallow pot of water to a boil and add salt and a tablespoon of white vinegar. Then crack the egg carefully into a cup or ladle. With a large spoon or spatula, stir the water in a circular motion to create a sort of whirlpool in the middle. Gently tip the egg into the centre of the vortex. It will swirl the white around the yolk and make a nice, rounded and compact breakfast dish.
Cook the egg for just 2.5-3 minutes before removing it with a slotted spoon to drain and serve. It’s often thought poached eggs are difficult to master, but with trial and error, you should soon have perfect eggs.
The ability to cook an egg in the shell until the whites are set, but the yolk is still runny is an elusive one. However, it all comes down to time and how the egg is treated after cooking.
To get the perfect egg, bring an inch of water to a boil over high heat. Add the cold eggs to the pot in a single layer and cover with a lid.
Timing is important, so cook the eggs for exactly 6 minutes and then put them immediately into a bowl of water and ice. As soon as they’re cool enough to handle, you can eat them.
The loveliness that is a fried egg doesn’t happen on its own. You need to know exactly how to cook your egg so it will have a nicely cooked white and the yolk is still gooey. It may require some practice.
First, heat your pan to medium-low heat. Spread a little oil or butter in the bottom of the pan and immediately crack in the eggs. You want the whites to cook as the oil heats up.
If the butter or oil begins to crackle or spit, turn your heat down more. You should cook this slowly so that the yolk stays runny while the whites firm up. The top of the egg white should be set. Season with salt and pepper to serve.
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