How To Cook Perfect Eggs

For some people, eggs are an integral part of their breakfasts. Eggs are wonderful sources of proteins and various nutrients. They’re abundant and very easy to cook. Wondering how to prepare your egg breakfast for tomorrow morning? Here are the different ways to cook an egg.

ways to cook an egg

Hard-boiled egg

Different Ways to Cook an Egg
Different Ways to Cook an Egg

This is a very simple way to cook your egg. The hardness refers to the solid-state of the yolk and the egg white. First, fill a pot with water that is sufficient to cover your eggs. Bring the water to a boil. Once it is already boiling, carefully place your eggs into the water. Leave the eggs for about ten to twelve minutes.

Place the eggs into iced water immediately after boiling. Then, tap the egg over the counter. You will discover that the egg is easier to peel in this manner. You can season the egg with some salt or mix its chopped version into a salad.

Soft-boiled egg

Different Ways to Cook an Egg
Different Ways to Cook an Egg

The soft-boiled egg is made in the exact way that the hard-boiled egg is cooked. The only difference is that it is left in the water for a shorter amount of time. It is soft-boiled because the exterior is hard while the insides are soft and gooey. To achieve this, boil the eggs for only six minutes, instead of the usual ten to twelve.

Scrambled eggs

Different Ways to Cook an Egg
Different Ways to Cook an Egg

Scrambled eggs are considered to be “accidental” creations. Crack a few eggs into a bowl and gently whisk until the yolk and whites are combined. Then, pour the egg over a pan on low heat. Continuously scramble the egg until they’re cooked to your preference. You can also leave them lightly moist as how some people refer to their scrambled eggs. You can eat this on its own or pair it with some toast.

Sunnyside up

Different Ways to Cook an Egg
Different Ways to Cook an Egg

This egg is named as such because it looks like the sun – bright yellow in the middle with some radiant white on the border. Gently crack an egg over a heated pan. Allow the bottom to cook. Once the bottom is quite solid, you can flip the egg over. Other people prefer covering the pan so that the heat is trapped in. The top will be cooked by the trapped heat.

Poached egg

Different Ways to Cook an Egg
Different Ways to Cook an Egg

This is quite similar to a soft-boiled egg, except that you cook it without its shell. The most common way to achieve this is through the whirlpool method. Heat your water until it is almost boiling. Add a splash of vinegar into the water. Gently crack your egg into a clean bowl. Swirl the water and vinegar mixture with a spoon to create a whirlpool effect. Then, carefully drop the egg at the center. The swirling motion will help keep the egg together. After about five minutes, scoop the poached egg out with a spoon.

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