Nourishing a family can be quite expensive, and you sometimes need a lot of creativity to bring nutrients into an appetizing meal. Well, an egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein, a great protein option. They are even the least expensive source of high-quality protein your meal can have. Moreover, there are more ways to cook them than you might have thought.
Here is why we are sharing with you today 15 egg tricks that will step up your cooking game.
15. Verify if your eggs are still good.
Before cooking, check if your eggs are still good. Grab a small container (or a glass) and fill it up with water. Carefully insert the eggs in the water. A floating egg is an egg you shouldn’t eat. An egg that doesn’t float at all is a really fresh egg. Finally, and egg that somewhat floats but not quite is an egg that will soon be past its expiry date—you should eat it sooner rather than later to avoid food waste.
14. Quick poached eggs.
Use a microwave-safe bowl and half-filled with water. Now crack your egg directly in the water. Cover and place in the microwave for 60 seconds.
13. Soft-boiled egg
Boil in salty water for 5 minutes. For better results, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil. When done cooking, dip in cold water for a minute. Now peel your eggs and enjoy!
12. Cracking eggs with one hand.
Gently hit the side of the egg on a surface, and then push up with your thumb and pull down with your lower two fingers while using your index finger as support. You should get an even break in the centre. Practice makes perfect!
11. Egg white or egg yolk only.
This one is pretty famous but in case you didn’t know, here is the best trick to separate the egg yolk from the white. Use an empty bottle of water to suck the egg yolk.
10. Scrambled eggs in the microwave.
Crack two eggs in a microwave-safe bowl, add spices as wanted and add a splash of milk. Vigorously whip the eggs until you have a nice blended mix. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, pop it out and flush the eggs a little bit. Put them back in for an additional 30 seconds.
9. Easy sunny-side-up egg in a pan.
Heat a pan (medium heat) for a minute then coat with a little bit of butter. Crack the egg and plop it right into the pan. Shift the pan around to make sure the egg white is evenly dispersed. The trick is to cover it for about two minutes and let it finish cooking on its own.
8. Boiled egg substitution
Boiling water isn’t always fun because you have got to monitor it. Here is where your oven can come to the rescue. Simply place as many eggs as you want directly onto the centre oven rack. You can also place a pan under just in case there are any mishaps. Set your oven at 325 for 30 minutes. Don’t even bother preheating. Don’t forget to let them cool down before eating.
7. Tip to peel the shell
If you don’t like to peel the eggshell with your fingers, simply use a container filled with water. Insert the boiled egg and shake it as much as you can with the lid on. It will peel on its own.
6. Scrambled eggs inside their shells.
Basically, pour the egg in the long sleeve of a shirt and tie it off at both ends. Rapidly aggressively spin the shirt in a circular motion a dozen times. Once that’s done, simply boil and enjoy.
5. Fancy poached egg
To avoid the resulting mess after boiling and poaching an egg, cover a small bowl with plastic wrap. Crack an egg in the bowl. Bring together every part of the plastic wrap and shape it into a bag. Now boil the bag for about 3 minutes.
4. In the oven
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Line a muffin tin and cover liners with oil.
- Crack eggs into liners and top with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 12-14 minutes.
3. Bonus: balancing an egg
Most people don’t know, but with a flat level surface, you can balance an egg on its bottom. Give it some time, balance the egg with your fingers and find the right balance point. It never misses to impress.
2. Quick sunny-side-up egg
Grab a plate, heat it for 2 minutes in the microwave. Now get some butter and lather up the plate. Crack the egg on the side and carefully make a hole in the yolk with a sharp knife. Cook in the microwave for 45 seconds.
1. Perfect scrambled eggs.
- Large Bowl
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 cup of Milk
Whisk until it’s nice and smooth. Now heat a pan with some butter melting on it. Make sure your mix lands in the middle of the pan. Stir until you start to see curds. Then set the heat to low and flip the egg over each other again and again. The trick here is to remove the pan from the heat when the liquid is gone. Let it cook for a minute.