Eggs look simple, but when have you ever perfectly poached an egg? Even hard-boiling can be tricky. And don’t get me started on all the people who “think” they know how to scramble eggs.
Fortunately, making eggs is pretty easy, just as long as you know what you’re doing. If you’re among the egg-uninformed, then simply read on and you will be making amazing eggs in no time.
Making Perfect Scrambled Eggs
It truly pains me to see people jack up the heat when making scrambled eggs and whip them up in all of two seconds. Sure, that may be a good route if you’re incredibly pressed for time. But that’s not how you make perfect scrambled eggs.
Scrambled eggs are all about patience. Set your heat to low, melt some butter, and let your eggs cook slowly. Lift the edges of your eggs with a spatula as they cook. You should also be whisking your eggs thoroughly beforehand, and milk/cream aren’t truly necessary. For a solid recipe, Jamie Oliver breaks it down for you here.
Making Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Everyone seems to have an answer on how long you should be boiling eggs. Well, stop timing how long you leave your eggs in boiling water, because that’s not the best route. Martha Stewart breaks down hard-boiled eggs and says you shouldn’t even leave eggs in a rolling boil at all. Instead, bring your eggs in water to a boil, then take them off the heat. Let your eggs sit for twelve minutes, run them under cool water to stop the cooking process, and you’re done!
Making Perfect Poached Eggs
Poaching eggs is truly the hardest egg-related cooking feat to master. In all honesty, practice makes perfect when it comes to poaching, but there are some tried-and-true methods to help.
Boiling water is to be avoided, as you don’t want your eggs to be harshly thrown about. Simmering is the way to go. Throwing in a splash of white vinegar into your simmering water also helps to coagulate the egg whites. Give your water a gentle turn before putting your eggs in, too, and about three minutes is the cook-time. The BBC has a great video on poaching eggs which will definitely set you on the right path.
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