We’ve scoured the net for all the tips and tricks to cooking the perfect eggs. You will love these tips and tricks and they work!
‘As easy as boiling an Egg’ is never quite as easy as it sounds is it? That’s why we decided to put in the hard yards and find the best tips and tricks we could so that you never have to suffer bad eggs again.
Regardless of how you enjoy your eggs, we have got you covered. You’ll learn the correct times to cook your eggs as well as some of the best-kept secrets that are used to deliver amazing tasting eggs every time!
Let’s face it, everything is in the timing. This Boiled Egg Time Table Infographic above is a great place to start.
One of the other things you might be interested in is the color changing egg timer that you pop in the water with your eggs. It is a great option if you don’t want to time yourself and it’s only a few dollars. You can check it out on Amazon here
Boiled Eggs are an absolute fave in our house and if it’s the case in yours too, you can see the level of ‘doneness’ above.
From 3 minutes you have a gooey egg and at 15 minutes a hard boiled egg. Be sure that you Pin this now or better still pop it on your Fridge!
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infographic via The Cooking Dish
We have included a short video that shows you 14 Incredible Egg Tricks that you will not want to miss. We were mind blown and learned a heap of things. Click Play below to view ⇓
How To Make Perfect Eggs 14 Hacks Video
The technique for cooking Soft Boiled Eggs is different from cooking Hard Boiled Eggs. It’s not a matter of just cooking for less time. For a hard-boiled egg you need to cover the eggs with plenty of cold water in the pot, bring to the boil then remove from the heat, cover and leave for 10 minutes. Add to a bowl of iced water to cool so the yolks stay nice and yellow.
source – Buzzfeed
How To Make Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs
You don’t want to end up with a green ring around the yolk as that means the egg is overcooked (and it will also be harder to peel).
For soft boiled eggs you must bring the water up to the boil first then carefully lower in the eggs and time them exactly
How To Make Perfect Fried Eggs
The hallmarks for a perfect fried egg is that the white of the egg is cooked through but not rubbery. You should be looking for a bright yellow, runny yolk with a crispy brown edge. Start with a hot skillet that is medium to high heat, add some Canola Oil and crack your egg into the Skillet. If you want to add salt and pepper do so before the white has set.
Leave your egg to bubble and sizzle and pop for around 2 minutes. Once the edges are browned and crispy, the white is almost 100% set, and while the yolk is still bright yellow and runny, remove the egg from the pan – source
How To Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs
It’s worth the effort to get perfect scrambled eggs. Light, fluffy, creamy is what you want! Start by whisking 2-3 large eggs together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Heat the butter o ver medium-low heat and use a nonstick skillet. It should start to sizzle a little, but melt pretty slowly. Do not burn your butter! Once it’s all melted and foamy, now is the time to add your eggs. Be on standby to start stirring as they will cook immediately. Keep stirring continuously. The sides will cook faster than the middle so be sure to continually fold the outsides in. 2 Minutes is the optimum time. Do not overcook. Be sure that you look for shiny, fluffy and creamy eggs – source
get recipe — Camping Omelettes In A Bag Recipe
What an incredibly novel idea this is and you don’t need to be camping to use this great idea. Imagine the whole family puts in a different order for their Omelette! It happens right! Well, now you can make them in a ziplock bag and throw them in boiling water, no mess, no fuss and the results are perfect and fluffy and there is zero mess! We’re sold and you will love to make them!
Bogeyman Egg Separator
Here’s the perfect way to separate your eggs. It will certainly bring a smile to your face every time you use it and what a great gift idea too! You can purchase it on Amazon at a great price point. Details here —> Bogeyman Egg Separator
How To Bake Eggs In The Oven
Over on the Pure Wow site, the Blogger has come up with a great idea to cook a big batch of hard boiled eggs. This trick will come in very handy particularly if you have a heap of people to make eggs for and apparently the only taste difference to using your stove top is a creamier texture!
All you need to do is preheat your oven to 325 degrees. If your oven runs cooler, the Blogger suggest 350 degrees. Simply pop your eggs in a muffin tin and cook for 30 minutes. You should then transfer them to cold water for at least 10 minutes. preheat to 325 degrees (or 350 if your oven runs cooler). Place eggs in a mini muffin tin and cook them for 30 minutes, then place them in cool water for about 10 minutes.
We love this method for bulk baking and you will end up with a perfect consistency. You can make up a big batch of hard boiled eggs to have on standby. Eggs are full of protein, great for packing in lunch boxes or for a delicious on the run snack. They will last in your fridge for up to a week. What a genius idea!
How To Peel An Egg
Buzzfeed has some great tips for peeling a boiled egg. Simply crack your egg on the counter then while rolling your egg, press down until the egg is cracked all over. Then Peel. If you are having difficulty peeling pop it under some cold running water. This should help to loosen the shell.
How To Determine If An Egg Is Fresh
The last thing anyone wants to eat or serve up is rotten eggs! There is an easy test that you can do so you know precisely how fresh your eggs are and all you need is a bowl of water to test. Here’s how you do it -:
- Very Fresh Eggs – A very fresh egg will sink to the bottom and lay on its side
- Week Old Eggs – will rest on the bottom but the fat end of the egg will rise up slightly
- 3 Week Old Eggs – will be balanced on pointy end with the fat end sticking up
- Bad Eggs – old eggs will be floating, bobbing along the surface of the water. These floaters should be tossed as they are not good enough to eat
This Egg Storage Chart will come in very handy. You can see exactly how long they last and if you can freeze them. You can find out details for all your eggs, fruit and vegetables at the following link —> How to store Eggs, Fruit and Vegetables