How to Cook Eggs

How to Boil an Egg

  1. Put eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water, place on the element and heat until the water starts to boil.
  2. Leave the pot on the stove but turn the element off. 
  3. Set the stove timer and cook until they’re just the way you like them
    • 3-4 minutes for runny eggs
    • 5-6 minutes for soft eggs
    • 8 – 9 minutes for hard boiled eggs. 

 

How to Make Scrambled Eggs

  1. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper together in a bowl
  2. Melt butter in fry pan
  3. Pour in the egg mixture
  4. Cook over a low heat
  5. Lift and turn the mixture with a spoon, keeping it in large soft masses
  6. When set, serve

 


 

How to Poach an Egg

  1. Bring pot of water to boil
  2. When water begins to boil, add 2 tsps. of white vinegar
  3. Lower water to a simmer, carefully crack eggs directly into water (or into a ladle or teacup) and gently lower into the water
  4. Allow the egg to set around the yolk like a white pillow. The egg should float to the top when the white is set
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water, drain.

 


 

How to Cook an Omelette

  1. Beat eggs and water together until blended, adding salt and
pepper to taste
  2. In a non-stick pan, heat butter or margarine until it sizzles – but not burnt
  3. Pour in egg mixture
  4. With a spatula, pull the cooked portions of egg from the perimeter of the pan to the centre so any uncooked egg can run into the cleared hot pan surface, tilting the pan and moving it as necessary to keep the egg shaped round on the bottom of the pan as you go
  5. Do this until the egg is set and will not flow, but is still wet on top (should take about 20 seconds)
  6. Sprinkle filling of your choice on the left side of the egg (left handed people fill the right side). 
Slide the spatula all the way under the unfilled side of the omelette up to the centre of it. 
Fold the unfilled side entirely over the filled side
  7. Remove from the pan

 

 
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