How to cook: Three basic egg recipes

This is the first in the series How to cook. Startig off with three basic egg recipes. Maybe you don’t know much about eggs, let alone cook them. If you’ve mastered cracking eggs (or are practicing and want to eat the successfully cracked ones), these are good options to start with. I’ve also added a super easy way to peel eggs.

how to cook: three basic egg recipes

How to cook: Scrambled eggs

There are so many ways to scramble eggs, by themselves, with a little milk, with butter/ oil etc. This is my favourite way: cheesy!

You need

  • 3 eggs
  • 20gr of grated cheese
  • Teaspoon of oil
  • Pepper

How to make it

1. Put your non stick skillet on medium high heat and add some olive oil.
2. Before the pan is superhot, crack three eggs and add them to the pan. Break the yolks and stir them with a spatula.
3. Keep stirring until the eggs are almost set.
4. Add some grated cheese and stir through.
5. Transfer onto your plate and crack on some black pepper.

How to cook: a Fried egg

When I fry eggs I eat them on a slice of bread with some mayo, but you can do anything you like. Some avocado toast with fried egg and sriracha anyone?

You need

  • 1 egg
  • Teaspoon of oil
  • Salt & pepper

How to make it

1. Put a frying pan on medium- high heat and add a teaspoon of oil.
2. Crack you egg into a bowl.
3. When the pan is hot, add your egg.
4. Fry until the white is completely set and until the yolk is set as you like. (I like yolks a little runny)
5. Serve with salt & freshly cracked black pepper.

How to cook: a Boiled egg

You need

  • 1 egg

How to make it

Everyone likes their boiled egg a little different. Maybe you like the white set and the yolk runny, maybe the thought of a runny yolk makes you shiver. Experiment to find out what you like most. The basic method stays the same, only the cooking time changes.
1. Fill a sauce pan with water and bring to a boil.
2. Add your fridge cold egg on a spoon and lower it into the water.
3. Set a timer (check out the times on the right)
4. Drain your eggs and hold them in cold tap water for a few seconds. You can keep them in the fridge for max 1 week

Cooking times for boiled eggs

6 mins for a very runny yolk
7 mins for a semi set/ runny yolk
8 mins for a set yolk

Egg peeling hack

Tap the egg on a hard surface several times, until it has cracks all over. Put the egg on the kitchen counter, put your hand on top of it and roll it over your counter. The eggshell should easily come off now.

I hope you enjoyed my first in the “How to cook” series, what would you want to learn next? Can’t get them quite right? Don’t fear to just let me know in the comments or pop me a message over on Instagram and I’ll help you out.

Want to learn more basics? Head to The Basics section of my website.

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