Eggs are one of the best things for you to eat. If your diet permits, eggs are an excellent source of protein, amino acids and vitamin D. When it comes to eggs, quality means everything. Upgrading your eggs to cage-free or organic is important. Cage-free eggs are produced by birds raised in an open-barn concept, rather than a confining cage. Organic eggs, in addition to being cage-free, are from birds free of antibiotics and growth hormones and who eat organic feed. Although these types of eggs tend to cost slightly more than conventional ones, they’re worth it. You can even taste the difference.
Generally, the key to cooking a great egg dish is to always keep your cooking temperatures low. This helps prevent the eggs from cooking too quickly, causing them to burn and form a less-than-edible, rough layer of skin.
One of the first techniques culinary chefs must master when training is the multiple ways to cook eggs, such as poaching and hard-boiling. By teaching yourself how to prepare different egg dishes, you will be well on your way to becoming an expert in the kitchen. If you’d like to learn a few simple tips for cooking eggs, visit our 101 Simple Cooking Tips blog post. (Hint: Egg suggestions start at #17).
While we could probably eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner (even the occasionally hard-boiled egg for a snack), we know that it’s important to maintain a well-balanced diet. If we have to choose, these three egg-cellent recipes make the cut.
Simple Tip: If eggs are not a part of your diet, try using scrambled tofu or mashed garbanzo beans as an easy egg replacement.
If you could have it egg-y way you wanted, what would be your favorite way to prepare eggs?
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