Simple and quick ways to cook eggs

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Eggs are a great source of protein, vitamin D and iron, so if you’re trying to fit more eggs into your diet, here are the simplest and fastest ways to cook an egg.

Fried eggs

Starting with one of the most well-known ways to cook an egg, fried eggs are a simple addition to any meal whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  1. All you need to make fried eggs is one or more eggs as well as butter to grease the frying pan.
  2. Preheat the pan on a medium-high heat and grease it. Then crack the egg(s) into the pan.
  3. For a sunny side up egg, leave the egg to cook for a couple minutes until desired level. For an over-easy egg, cook until the yolk partially thickens, then flip the egg and cook to desired level.

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs are great for all occasions and are extremely easy to make.

  1. To boil an egg, place however many eggs you would like into a pot with water.
  2. Place the pot on a stove and bring the pot to a medium simmer.
  3. For a hardboiled egg, cook for 8-10 minutes, for a semi-firm egg, cook for 5-6 minutes, and for a soft boiled egg, cook for 3-4 minutes. There is no real way of knowing how boiled your egg is, so it may require a bit of practice to get right.

Scrambled eggs

Moist and light, scrambled eggs make for a delicious and easy meal.

  1. To make scrambled eggs, you will need either thickened cream or milk. The general rule is 2tsp of milk or cream for each egg used, however some recipes use more or less liquid depending on how you like your scrambled eggs.
  2. Add the eggs and the cream or milk into a bowl and whisk it together with a fork until it’s a yellow liquid.
  3. Pour the entire contents of the bowl into a heated and greased pan, and repeatedly push the liquid with a wooden spoon until it thickens. Once there is no visible liquid, take the pan off the heat and let it cool before serving.

Poached eggs

Poached eggs are another easy meal for all occasions. They require very little effort and are great for those who enjoy moist eggs.

  1. To make poached eggs, you will require at least one egg as well as some white vinegar.
  2. Fill the bowl deep enough to hold the egg and add the vinegar. You need approximately 1tsp of vinegar for every four cups of water. Bring this water to a medium-high simmer
  3. Crack the egg into a small bowl – this makes it much easier and neater to add the egg to the pot in the next step.
  4. Create a whirlpool in the pot using a wooden spoon, and then add the egg. The whirlpool motion helps the egg keep its ball shape as it swirls.
  5. Stop stirring and leave it cooking for 2-3 minutes for a semi-soft yolk, or for 3-4 minutes for a firm set yolk.
  6. When it’s done, take it out and there you have it, a café-style poached egg.

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