15 tips to master cooking eggs efficiently

With 6 grams of protein, eggs are a great choice of food. Here are 14 egg cooking tips to help incorporating them in recipes.

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Feeding yourself or your family can be costly and cooking food can sometimes take a lot of creativity. The food has to be nutritious and delicious, which is not always easy to do. An egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein so it is, therefore, an excellent source of protein. Eggs are relatively cheap, which makes them a great snack or meal. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to creatively cook eggs. We have compiled 14 amazing things to do with eggs. These tricks will astonish you, we are sure of it!

15. Balancing an egg

Many people don’t know this but if you put an egg on a flat surface, you can balance it by placing it on its bottom. Balance the egg with your fingers then slowly release it so it can balance on its own.

14. Make sunny side up eggs quickly

Heat up a plate for 2 minutes in the microwave. Butter the plate. Crack an egg and make a small hole with a knife in the egg yolk. Cook the egg in the microwave for 45 seconds.

13. Check if your eggs are still fresh

Take a small bowl and fill it with water. Carefully add the eggs to the water and if the egg is upside down it means that it isn’t fresh. If it’s resting on its side it is still very fresh.

12. Perfect scrambled egg

You will need:

  • A big bowl
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk

Mix the eggs and the milk in the bowl. Whisk the mixture until it is smooth. On high, add butter to the egg mixture in your pan. Make sure your mix is in the middle of the pan. Stir until the milk starts to clot. Switch to low heat and take it off the heat when there is no more liquid in your pan. Let cook for another minute.

11. Quick poached egg

Use a microwavable bowl and fill it halfway with water. Crack your egg directly in the water. Cover the bowl and cook it for 60 seconds.

10. Hard boiled egg

Place an egg in salted boiled water for 5 minutes. For better results, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil. When it’s cooked, dunk your egg in cold water for a minute. Peel the egg and enjoy!

9. Scrambled egg in its shell

Place an egg in the sleeve of your shirt and make knots on both ends. Rapidly shake the shirt in circular motions. Once this is done, boil your egg like you would do a hard boiled egg and enjoy.

8. Crack an egg with only one hand

Hit the egg gently on a flat surface, then with your thumb, push towards the top and pull towards the bottom with your two other fingers with the help of your index.

7. Separate your egg white and yolk

This is a well-known trick but in case you don’t know it, here is the simplest way to separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Use an empty water bottle to suck the egg yolk.

6. Scrambled egg in the microwave

Crack 2 eggs in a microwavable bowl, season them the way you like them, and add a touch of milk. Whisk the eggs until they are well mixed. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, mix them again and add a little bit of water. Put them back in the microwave for 30 seconds more.

5. Easy eggs in a pan

Heat up your pan for a minute, then add some butter. Crack an egg into the pan and shake it a bit to make sure the egg white is well scattered. Cover the pan for 2 minutes and let the egg cook itself.

4. Boiled egg substitute

Boiling water can be long and tedious since you have to watch it constantly. Use your oven to cook your eggs. Place as many eggs as you like directly on your oven rack. You can also place them on a baking sheet if you are scared of making a mess. Put your oven on at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Don’t forget to let your eggs cool down before eating them.

3. Easy trick to peel your egg

Life Unadorned

If you don’t like to peel your eggs with your fingers, use a container and add a bit of water. Put the egg in, close the lid and shake it as much as you can. The egg will peel itself.

2. Fun way to poach an egg

Kayotic Kitchen

Cover a bowl with some plastic wrap. Crack an egg into the bowl. Make a bag with the plastic film by gathering all the ends together. Boil the bag for approximately 3 minutes.

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Sources

  • incredibleegg.org
  • Householdhacker