There's a lot you can do with the humble egg – you just need how to know how to cook it!
Eggs are a perfect meal choice – they have a high nutritional value and they are an excellent source of protein which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Not only do they make delicious and healthy meals on their own, but eggs are a vital ingredient to countless dishes and sauces. Plus, they are easy to prepare! Below are 'how-to' tips to help you boil, poach and stir-fry.
Tip: There's a lot of confusion about whether eggs should be stored in the pantry or in the fridge. The answer is: store them in the fridge. That said, you'll get better poached eggs if you allow the eggs to return to room temperature before cooking.
Place the eggs in a saucepan of cold water. Bring the water to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer (which means a slow, gentle boil) for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the eggs from the saucepan and serve.
The cooking process is the same as soft-boiled eggs; however, the eggs should be simmered for 8 minutes. When the eggs are cooked, remove them from the saucepan and cool them with cold water. This stops them overcooking and prevens blackness around the yolk.