Whether you are a beginner or a chef, eggs are incredibly versatile and can be cooked in many ways and added into any meal. Top a sunny side up on a crispy toast for a satisfying breakfast, hard boil an egg to pump up your salad or crack an egg into your ramen on a cold rainy day. So, how would you like your eggs done? Here are some ideas to get you started:
Whether served as an egg Benedict, with smoked salmon or avocado on toast, poached eggs add a touch of indulgence to a simple yet satisfying high protein meal that’ll keep you fuller throughout the day. Try adding a poached egg to your blanched broccoli and tomatoes on a flatbread, season, and you’ll get a protein-packed, antioxidant-rich, healthy and satisfying breakfast.
How about a light and fluffy omelette filled with your favourite fillings to start your day? It definitely makes it worth getting out of bed for. Use whatever veggies you have in the fridge, sausages or ham, add it in along with eggs, milk and seasonings to whip up a tasty omelette. Serve it with a side of salad, buttered toast or just by itself.
Getting up from the bed and greeted by a cheery sunny-side-up egg surely brightens up your day. But achieving that yolky glossy finish with a just cooked but not rubbery white is simpler than you think. Make sure you coat your pan with oil or butter and get the pan really hot before cracking your egg in. Cover your pan with a lid, keep a watchful eye on it and after 20 seconds, you’re done. Slide it on a buttery toast, English muffin or add it to your ramen noodles.
Take your plain ordinary boiled egg to another level with a deviled egg. Tastefully elegant as an appetizer, it’s perfect for any occasion, from your Sunday picnics to family dinners and even parties. Just cut the boiled eggs in half, scoop out the yolks and combine with creamy flavourful ingredients like mayo, mustard, some salt and pepper. Mash or blitz it in the food processor and fill your egg white cups with the creamy filling. Top with minced parsley or other fresh herbs for garnish and its ready to serve. A definite crowd pleaser!
Breakfast can now be served fuss-free with this recipe. Just spray your muffin tray with oil or butter it lightly, crack an egg into each muffin cup, add your favourite ingredients like chopped tomatoes or sausages, chopped spinach, onions and cheese. Season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven. You’ll get a wholesome breakfast in no time. Suitable for days when you’re in a rush.
Raw marinated egg yolks
Does eating raw eggs sound gross to you? It so happens the Japanese and Koreans have a delicious soy-cured egg yolk recipe that’s simply delish with plain white rice or as a dip for sashimi. All you need are fresh yolks, soy sauce, mirin or sugar. Place all the ingredients in a container and let the eggs cure for 6 to 24 hours. When ready, carefully spoon out the yolks. Enjoy it over rice, ramen, as a dip or over steamed vegetables.