Eggs are rich in protein, low in sodium, and high in vitamins and minerals. Boiling is a healthy, easy way to cook eggs. Learn the four steps to getting this cooking method right.
Use these tips for selecting and storing eggs:
Step 1: Place eggs and water in a saucepan
Step 2: Bring water to boiling
Step 3: Cover and let stand
Step 4: Peel the eggs
Step 1: Prepare the skillet
Step 2: Add the eggs
Step 3: Simmer the eggs
-The trick for how to boil an egg is not to boil the egg. Cooking eggs the wrong way will give you a green-ringed yolk like this that??s only desirable in Dr. Seuss Stories. For perfect hardboiled eggs, first place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Place your pan on the burner and turn the heat to high just until the water starts to boil. Okay, yes, we do bring the water to a boil, but only for a moment. As soon as you see boiling action, remove the pan from the heat and put a lid on it. Let the eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes then drain off the hot water. Add ice water to quickly cool the eggs. Let eggs sit in the ice water, replacing ice as it melts if you??re feeling ambitious, until they are cool enough to the touch about 15 minutes. Once eggs are cooled, drain the water and peel or refrigerate for later. Using this method to hardboiled eggs will give you grade AA results each time
-Don??t let the rumors fool you. Poaching an egg is not a difficult task. Here??s how to poach an egg for Eggs Benedict or any other recipe. Begin by adding 4 cups water and 1 table cider vinegar to a large deep skillet. The vinegar helps to keep egg whites from spreading, bring the liquid to a boil and reduce the heat to quite simmer. Bubble should be small and just breaking the surface. While you??re waiting for the water to reach the right temperature, break a fresh egg into a custard cup. Fresh eggs are the key to poach egg success. When the water is ready, lower the custard cup as close to the water as possible and slip the egg in. Don??t crack the egg directly into the water. That will leave you with egg on your face when the egg breaks apart in the skillet. Let egg simmer 3 to 5 minutes. Do not swirl that water. Eggs are done when whites are set and the yolks begin to thicken, but are not hard. Use a slotted spoon to remove eggs from the skillet allowing the eggs a quick drip dry. Add your perfectly poached egg to a recipe like Eggs Benedict or season with salt and paper and eaten as is. Now, that wasn??t so hard, was it?