Grilled, fried, microwaved, tortilla … There are endless ways to cook an egg, and there is no doubt that this ingredient is a basic ingredient in any kitchen. Quick to cook, very versatile and perfect for breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner. Do you want to learn how to make the most of it? We explain seven ways to take advantage of the egg in the kitchen.
The healthiest substitute for fried egg: grilled egg
This version is ideal to replace fried egg. Very little oil is used, a drop is enough, even nothing if we have a good non-stick frying pan. We add the egg when the pan is very hot, immediately, lower the heat and cover. The key to make it perfect is to put the cap on. With the steam that is generated, the white will be well done and the yolk will be liquid.
An alternative that I love is to make the typical potato dish with fried egg, substituting the potato for baked sweet potato strips and grilled egg. A healthier and equally appetizing option.
How to Cook the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
How many minutes does it take to cook the perfect hard-boiled egg? It depends, because for tastes colors. The first tip is to put the egg in when the water has already started to boil with the help of a spoon. That way it won’t break. Once inside, time:
: if you like them very done
– 9 minutes: if you like them to the point
– 7 minutes: if you like juicy
– 5 minutes: if you want the yolk to be liquid
The 5-minute one is great on toast and the 9-minute one is perfect for salmorejo!
The trick to avoid breaking your poached egg
If you have tried more than once to make a poached or poached egg but it has been a failure these tricks will come in handy.
The first, and very important, is to use fresh eggs. They are firmer and have a less liquid consistency making it easier for them not to break. In addition, if they are strained, they will release the most liquid part of the white and you will avoid the threads that form, achieving a rounder shape. The second is to put a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the water: it helps the egg white to coagulate quickly and prevents it from spreading.
Once the egg is ready and the water always remember: It doesn’t have to boil! The perfect temperature for making poached or poached eggs is around 80ºC, that is, when you see very fine bubbles at the bottom of the pot. When everything is ready, stir the water with a spoon creating a kind of vortex and throw the egg in the middle of it. In this way you will make circular movements and it will be formed. Turn off the heat and leave it for about three minutes. Voilà! Mission accomplished.
Dinner ready in five minutes: lazy omelette
No time to make dinner for you? Do you want to lie down on the sofa and then you are lazy to start cooking? We propose a dinner in five minutes.
To prepare a lazy omelette you only need: two eggs and the toppings you want. Some cool combinations can be: basil, cherry tomato and parmesan; four cheeses, mushrooms and truffle pasta … Give it a try!
The curious name of this omelette comes from its simplicity, since it is an omelette that does not need to be turned. Beat the eggs as if you were going to make a French omelette, add salt and pepper and put them in the pan. Once you see that the omelette is easily detached from the surface of the pan, it is done. Add the toppings and done! Accompany it with a salad with an original vinaigrette and you have dinner ready in no time.
Cloud bread with three ingredients
Have you ever heard of cloud bread or cloud bread? It is a recipe that went viral long ago because it is gluten free, low in carbohydrates, low in calories and rich in protein. It is also made with only three ingredients: three eggs, 100g of cream cheese and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda.
The process is simple. We preheat the oven to 150ºC. We separate the whites from the yolks. On the one hand, we beat the egg whites until stiff with the baking soda. On the other hand, we beat the yolks with the cream cheese.
We integrate both masses with the help of a spatula, making enveloping movements so as not to overload the spongy texture that we have just achieved. We can add at this time a little salt and pepper, some spices or even a little sweetener. We place several piles of dough on baking paper with a little olive oil so that it does not stick and we bake about 20 minutes.
We can eat it as it is but in a sandwich, with cheese and ham, it tastes like glory!
The star dish of your Sunday bruch: scrambled eggs
Scrambled eggs can be a great breakfast or brunch if you follow these tips: always use category 0 eggs and good quality butter, never stop stirring and keep the heat low.
The process to make them is simple. Crack four eggs in a bowl, add salt and pepper and beat well. Put a piece of butter in a pan over low heat and when it is melted add your mixture. With a spatula or wooden spoon, stir slowly. Remove the eggs from the pan when they are juicy.
You can add them to a toast with olive oil, to a toast with avocado or they can serve as an accompaniment. Whatever you prefer!
Sugar-free banana and oat pancakes
Are your bananas about to spoil? Fancy a recipe to sin but be healthy?
The recipe for oatmeal and banana pancakes without sugar does not fail. You need: a ripe banana, two large beaten eggs, 40g oatmeal or ground oat flakes and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
All you have to do is beat everything and make the pancakes in the pan. Add toppings of your choice: nuts, dark chocolate, fruit … they are easy and fluffy.
It will become one of your essential recipes for any breakfast or snack! .