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Chef Give Tips On How To Cook The Perfect Eggs

May 8th, 2020

Oh, glorious eggs. Most of us keep a carton in the fridge, meaning there’s always a delicious meal option at your fingertips that requires minimal effort. Frankly, the hardest thing about eggs is deciding how you’d like them!

But did you know that there are ways to cook the “perfect eggs?” Seriously, there are.

Even if you’ve been making eggs for years, there are simple tricks so that they turn out yummy and perfect every time. Below are recipes from Tasty for your favorite styles – and all you’ll need are the basics!

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Scrambled Eggs

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Non-Stick Skillet
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
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Preparation:

Start by cracking your eggs into a bowl to mix. Although it might seem easier to do it in the skillet, it’ll allow you to blend the eggs more evenly.

TIP: If you accidentally get shell pieces in the bowl, just use one of the bigger cracked shells to help scoop them out!

Stir up the eggs until the yolks and whites are all mixed. Then, season with your salt and pepper.

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Cooking Instructions:

Add two tbsp of butter to your non-stick skillet and let it melt into a foam. Now, pour in the eggs and cook on low heat. Don’t touch them until you see signs on the edges that they’re starting to set.

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Once the eggs have begun to set, use your rubber spatula and move them in strokes from the outside in. As the Tasty host explains in the video:

“…push the eggs towards the center and kind of all around the pan so that all the eggs are cooking pretty evenly.”

She has a little trick…

Once the eggs are about 3/4 cooked, add in an extra Tbsp of butter that’s been cubed. Let it melt into the eggs as you continue to move them around – making them look creamy and dreamy!

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Ready for the perfect scrambled eggs?

Take the eggs off slightly before you’d think, as the “residual heat” will continue cooking them. Check out her scrumptious-looking scrambled eggs below – and those are before she adds a couple of toppings!

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Fried Egg

Not only is a fried egg a great breakfast food, but it also makes an excellent addition to a burger or sandwich. Here’s what you’ll need to make the “perfect” one: non-stick skillet (with a lid), an egg, butter, and seasonings.

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Cooking Instructions:

For this recipe, you’re going to cook at medium heat. Add butter to the skillet and after it melts, carefully crack your egg in. The host advises:

“You want it to be hot enough that the egg white is setting when it goes in … and you want to make sure it’s not so hot that the egg white itself isn’t going all over and boiling like crazy.”

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Next, season your egg with salt and pepper. Then add in a few drops of water and cover your skillet with the lid, creating steam. Let the egg cook for a couple of minutes in the steam, then it’ll be ready to plate.

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Voila! Isn’t that an incredible-looking fried egg?

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Hard-Boiled Eggs

Believe it or not, cooking perfect hard-boiled eggs is quite simple. You’ll just need a pot with a lid, your eggs, and a bowl of ice.

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Preparation:

Place your eggs inside of the pot and cover with water (1 inch above of the eggs). Then, turn your burner to medium-high heat.

TIP: Tasty points out that “older eggs peel easier.”

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Cooking Instructions:

Bring the water to a slow boil so that each egg cooks evenly. After you reach a roaring boil, take the pot off of the burner and cover with a lid. Now, the next part depends on your yolk preference!

You’re going to let the covered eggs sit for 4-16 minutes. For soft-boiled eggs: 4-6 minutes. For medium-boiled eggs: 8-10 minutes. For hard-boiled eggs: 12-16 minutes.

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Time to cool them down.

Once you’ve let the eggs sit to reach your desired results, scoop them into an ice bath. According to the host, it will stop them from continuing to cook. Let them sit for 10-15 minutes. *According to the website The Spruce Eats, an ice bath can also help make eggs easier to peel!

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Now “tap” and “roll” your eggs to peel them, and you should get the perfect boiled eggs! Below you’ll see the results of the different egg cook times so you can determine your preference.

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Want to find out how to make amazing poached eggs? Press play on the video below to learn the steps, and also to see all of these cooking methods in action!

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Source: Tasty, The Spruce Eats

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