Every Way To Cook An Egg

By Rio Dennis 7 months ago

Scrambled egg

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Eggs are an extremely versatile item of food, and are a fantastic source of protein for your diet. There are a plethora of ways you can cook eggs, one of which includes, scrambling them. Scrambled eggs can be made by beating two or more eggs together, adding them to a preheated pan and stirring them whilst they cook.

Fried egg

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Perhaps one of the most common/popular ways of cooking an egg, is by frying it. A fried egg can take on many variations, with some people preferring a runny yolk (sunny side up) over a hard yolk. This is probably the easiest way to cook an egg, as it literally involved cracking an egg into an oiled pan, and cooking it to your set preference.

Poached egg

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Poached eggs are slightly more difficult to cook, and usually take a couple of attempts to perfect. Cooking a poached egg involves boiling a mixture of water and vinegar, creating a whirlpool of water within the pan, and slowly cracking an egg and dropping it into the water. It can take a while to find your preference for a poached egg, but practice makes perfect!

Boiled egg

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Another common way of cooking an egg is by boiling it. Again, this style of egg has a range of variations, and this affects the overall cooking time. You can have a hard-boiled, medium-boiled and soft-boiled egg, which refers to how much the yolk is cooked e.g. hard, slightly runny or completely runny.

Deviled egg

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Deviled eggs have been a common choice of party food, for several decades (especially popular within the 70's and 80's). Deviled eggs consist of hard-boiled eggs that have been shelled and cut in half. The yolks are then removed, and mixed with other ingredients, before being placed back into the egg and garnished.

Baked egg

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Baked eggs are eggs that have been cracked into a deep-bottomed pan, and then placed into an oven. This is definitely one of the more alternative methods of cooking an egg, and it can be very time-consuming, especially if you're only cooking one or two eggs. This method is better for people that are cooking a large quantity of eggs at one time.

Egg in a hole

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Egg in a hole is a fun way of presenting eggs, and can be a great way to introduce your children to the concept of eggs. This cooking method consists of cutting a hole into a piece of bread, toasting it, placing it into a pan and cracking an egg into the centre of it. You allow the egg to be cooked to preference, and then its ready to serve.

Omelette

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Omelettes are a great way of incorporating eggs into your diet, as other ingredients can be added to them. Omelettes involve beating two or more eggs together, placing the mixture into a pan, and then adding any extra ingredients you may want e.g. cheese, scallions, bacon, sausage, onions, peppers. Its like scrambled egg, minus the scrambling.

Frittata

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Frittatas are similar to quiches, except they don't have any form of crust, and are usually much lighter in texture. They originate from Italy, and involve eggs that are beaten together with other ingredients, placed into a skillet, and then baked in an oven.

Shirred egg

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Shirred eggs are the same as baked eggs, except they can have other ingredients added to them before cooking e.g. meat, cheese, chopped vegetables etc. They require the same method as baked eggs, and are a great choice for large quantities e.g. when you're cooking for an event/party.

Egg curry

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Egg curry is a great vegetarian option for people that love Indian cuisine, but don't want to consume meat. This style of curry can contain whole or halved hard-boiled eggs, and will usually have a rich base of spices, onions, tomatoes and vegetable stock.

Egg salad

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Egg salad is a dish that consists of chopped hard-boiled or scrambled egg, which are then combined with mustard, mayonnaise and (sometimes) other ingredients e.g. celery. It is a common summer dish, and is usually served at barbecues and large gatherings.

Egg drop soup

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Egg drop soup is a traditional Chinese style of soup, which consists of wispy beaten egg with chicken stock. This particular style of soup is usually garnished with white or black pepper, finely sliced scallions and tofu, however these are completely optional (as most people enjoy the soup as it is served).

Egg sandwich

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An egg sandwich is one of the simplest ways to prepare an egg, and it literally involves any form of cooked egg, which is then chopped, seasoned and placed between two slice of bread. The filling is usually cold, and can be combined with other ingredients e.g. cheese, salad, meat.

Tamago sushi

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Tamago sushi is a Japanese style of cooking egg, which involves laying a slice of cooked egg onto a formed piece of white rice, which is then tied with a strip of nori seaweed. It can be eaten alone, or it can be accompanied by tractional garnishes e.g. soy sauce and wasabi paste.

Egg and cheese burrito

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An egg and cheese burrito, commonly known as a breakfast burrito, is a style of classic Mexican burrito. As you can guess from its name, it involves fried or scrambled egg, combined with cheese and sauce, within a warm tortilla wrap. These are a great choice for filling food on-the-go.

Spanish flan

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Spanish flan is a dessert dish, which consists of eggs, milk, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. It is basically a Spanish take on baked custard, and has a similar texture/look as jelly. It is quite a dense dessert, but it is a traditional dish across multiple parts of Spain.

Egg fried rice

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Egg fried rice is exactly what it sounds like. It is a traditional Chinese dish, which consists of chopped scrambled egg, combined with white rice and scallions. Other vegetables can be added for color and flavor, but it is traditionally made with just those three ingredients.

Egg noodles

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Egg noodles are another traditional Chinese dish, and consist of flour eggs and water. They are usually much longer and thicker than usual noodles/past, and are a great addition to soup-based dishes, or as a side dish for other meals. They are typically cooked until completely tender.

Egg custard

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Egg custard is another sweet dish consisting of eggs, which consists of eggs being combined with milk, cream, sugar and vanilla paste. It can be quite a difficult dish to perfect, as the heat of the pan needs to be right, otherwise you will end up with sweet scrambled egg!

Egg drop noodle soup

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Egg drop noodle soup is a variation of the egg drop soup, in which noodles (either rice or egg noodles) are added into the wispy beaten egg and chicken broth. This variation of the soup usually contain more ingredients e.g. scallions, peppers, onions etc.

Cloud eggs

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Cloud eggs are another fun alternative cooking method, which involves beaten egg whites, folded with grated cheese and topped with a baked egg yolk. These method of cooking requires some extra time and attention, so it is best to attempt when you have some spare time. It is typically served on toast, or alongside other breakfast items e.g. sausage, bacon, baked beans.

Egg taco

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Egg tacos, or breakfast tacos as they're commonly referred to, are traditional Mexican (soft) tacos, which are typically filled with scrambled egg and cheese. They are served warm, and are a quick and easy option for food on-the-go. You can also opt to add extra fillings alongside the egg and cheese.

Egg and avocado toast

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Egg and avocado toast has reached its way into the mainstream over the last 5-10 years, and it is particularly popular with the younger generations. It is a simple dish to prepare and make, but this doesn't take away from its taste and nutrition. The dish consists of smashed avocado being spread onto some toasted bread, before being topped with a fried egg.

Egg bhurji

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Egg bhurji is a traditional Indian dish, which consists of scrambled egg, sautéed onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. It is a popular dish to serve in large quantities, and is typically served as a breakfast dish. This is another easy dish to prepare and make, and can feed the whole family, for a lower price.

Egg muffins

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Egg muffins are a great way to incorporate egg into your children's diet, and only require a handful of ingredients. They consist of beaten eggs, combined with your choice of cheese, vegetables and/or meat, which is then poured into a muffin baking tray, and cooked within an oven. The great thing about egg muffins, is they can be frozen for later consumption.

Quiche

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Quiche is similar to a frittata, but it has a slightly thicker consistency, and is encased in shortcrust pastry. There are many variations of quiche, and you can add whatever ingredients you life into them. Quiche consists of a savory custard, which is combined with the ingredients of your choice, and baked in an oven.

Eggs benedict

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Eggs benedict is a common breakfast/brunch dish (originating from America), which consists of poached eggs placed on a halved English muffin, and topped with bacon and hollandaise sauce. It is typically garnished with chives, and is served within the majority of restaurants worldwide.

Egg and potato hash

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Egg and potato hash is a one-pan dish that consists of diced potatoes, that are fried within a skillet before being topped with an egg (which is fried on top). This style of hash can include other vegetables, meat or cheese, but is completely down to your personal preference.

Ramen

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Ramen is a traditional Japanese dish that consists of wheat noodles, meat or vegetable broth, vegetables, spices and egg. It is typically served within a specific bowl, alongside chopsticks and a soup spoon, and is topped with a soft-boiled or poached egg.

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