6 Ways to Cook Eggs

Some interesting facts about eggs:

Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.

Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C. But egg yolks are one of few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.

The colour of the egg shell is not related to quality, nutrients, flavour, or cooking characteristics. White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. Bown egg layers usually are slightly larger and require more food, thus brown eggs usually cost more than white eggs.

China produces most eggs, at about 160 billion per year. In the US, about 260 million hens produce more than 65 billion eggs per year. A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year.

An egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface.

There are 150 species of chicken.

Chicken are descendants of the red jungle fowl (gallus gallus spadiceus) that lives in Asia.

The chicken is one of the first domestic animals, appearing in China around 1400 BC.

 

6 ways to Cook Eggs

1. SOFT BOILED

Cookware: Pot

Preperation: Cover eggs with cold water, bring to boil, cover, shut off heat and let sit for 2-8 minutes. Crack off the end, and scoop out the inside with a spoon.

2. HARD BOILED

Cookware: Pot

Preperation: Cover eggs with cold water, bring to boil, cover, shut off heat and let sit for 10- 16 minutes. Crack off the end, and scoop out the inside with a spoon.

3. POACHED

Cookware: Sauté Pan

Preperation: Add a splash of vinegar to enough simmering water to cover an egg. Crack an egg and gently slide it into the water. Cook until the whites set up, then scoop out with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.

4. SUNNY SIDE UP

Cookware: Fry Pan

Preperation: Crack into butter over medium heat, covering once the whites turn opaque. Cook for 4 more minutes.

5. OVER EASY

Cookware: Fry Pan

Preperation: Crack eggs into butter over medium heat, flip over once the whites turn opaque and cook for 1 more minute.

6. SCRAMBLED

Cookware: Nonstick Fry Pan

Preperation: Crack an egg, whisk with salt, then cook in melted butter, stirring slowly to make large fluffy curds.