Eggs are such a great product to have in your house as not only are they cheap but they are super versatile too. There are many delicious ways to cook eggs and none of them take a very long time to do, it just all depends on what you fancy eating.
Did you know though, so many people avoid cooking eggs and stick to just the basics?
Here are 3 delicious ways to cook eggs
These are probably the easiest ways to cook eggs and the one way that most of us do actually cook them. Simply heat up a non-stick frying pan, spray a little low-calorie spray and crack your egg in. Then it is up to you whether you prefer your egg sunny side up or flip them.
Me personally? I like to flip my egg to make sure it is properly cooked, however, I don’t mind eating them either way.
You can’t beat a fried egg in a full English fry up or with ham and chips! The runny yolk with the chips is a winning combination.
For years I used to cook our scrambled eggs in the microwave, I know, it is not the best way to cook them (though it was quick and easy!). Then I spent a few minutes reading how to cook them on the hob and realised how easy it was.
If you are like me and use the microwave to cook your scrambled eggs, stop! Here is how to make the perfect scrambled eggs on the hob in less than 5 minutes.
- Crack 3 eggs, a splash of milk, salt, and pepper into a bowl, and whisk until all combined.
- Heat a pan upon the hob on a low heat
- Add the egg mixture to the pan, slowly mixing and moving in the pan until it starts to scramble.
- Serve up and enjoy on warm buttered toast or however you would like to eat them.
There is simply nothing else to it, it really is as easy as that. Obviously depending on how many are eating, you just need to scale up your eggs and milk to suit everyone.
This is my favourite way to cook eggs, however, it took me until I was in my thirties to work out how to successfully cook a poached egg. This was all down to an episode of Masterchef where they shared a simple way to do it.
Since then I have made hundreds of poached eggs and every time they have worked!
If you are not having much luck with poached eggs or are trying to make them with a fancy gadget or with cling film, here are the simple steps to make them in a pan with minimal effort.
- Bring a small pan of water to a gentle simmer on the hob
- Add a splash of white wine vinegar to the pan, don’t worry you won’t taste this in the eggs.
- Whilst the pan has gentle rolling bubbles when simmering, crack in your eggs. I only add 2 eggs to a pan at a time as that is about as far as my skills go, plus they cook at the same time. Crack an egg on either side of the pan but don’t worry about swirling the water or anything like that. The gentle rolling bubbles will keep them together.
- Set a time for 2 minutes and wait. Don’t let the pan bubble away too much.
- When the timer is done, use a slotted spoon to get the eggs out onto a sheet of kitchen roll to drain a little water then add to your dish. You can’t beat poached eggs on toast with avocado.
Poached eggs are delicious with a number of things such as ham, bagels and toast to name a few. They also look a lot more complicated than they actually are.
These are just a few ways to cook eggs and none of them are particularly difficult or time-consuming. As I mentioned before, eggs are pretty cheap and super easy to cook, which is why more people are eating them on a more regular basis.
If you are looking for more recipes that use eggs, how about checking out some of the following.
- Easy scotch eggs
- Vegan ‘egg’ mayo sandwiches
- The full English fold
- Egg and Black Bean Burritos
- Peri-Peri scrambled eggs
For more of our cooking basics series, check out our other great posts here.