Eggs are a perfect food – delicious, easy to cook, and even healthy! Most of us have a good omelette recipe and have even tweaked our scrambled egg recipe so it is close to perfect. But some days when you crave a little something different, here are 3 cool ways to cook eggs that result in beautiful, tender eggs that you should definitely add to your breakfast repertoire:
To poach eggs, fill a shallow pot with water. Bring it to a boil and add as many teaspoons of vinegar as the number of eggs you plan to poach. 2 eggs – 2 tsps vinegar. Crack each egg one at a time into a small bowl. As the water boils, using a spoon or a fork, stir the water in the center of the pot, creating a small whirlpool. With your other hand, slowly slide the egg out of the bowl into the water. Use the spoon to gently nudge the stray strands of egg white back to the yolk. Let the egg cook for about 3 minutes and then lift it out with a slotted spoon. Sprinkle salt and pepper over your poached eggs or drizzle some hollandaise sauce over them and enjoy them with slices of toast.
Another super simple way to cook eggs. Preheat your oven to 190°C. Lightly butter a small baking dish and crack one or two eggs into it. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on the top. Add a tablespoon of water or milk or cream over the top and place the baking dish into the oven and bake until the eggs are set, about 25 – 30 minutes. You can make these exciting with chopped tomatoes, onions, mushroom, cheese, any toppings you like.
These are essentially steamed eggs. They’re cooked gently and result in a soft, tender, wobbly delight. Use small jars with screw-on lids to coddle eggs.
Fill a flat-bottomed saucepan with water and bring to a boil. In each jar, add a teaspoon of cream and crack an egg over the cream. Add salt and pepper to taste and screw on the lids of the jars. Place the jars in the boiling water. Reduce the heat and simmer for 4 minutes and then turn of the heat and cover the pan for 6-7 minutes. Remove jars from water, unscrew the lids and serve.