EGGsellent Food

Information:  A large egg contains about 70 calories and six grams of protein, and each egg has 13 nutrients.

5 ways to cook eggs

Boiled egg

For a soft-boiled egg (with the yolk желток soft and runny), the egg is cooked for about three minutes.
For a hard-boiled egg (with a firm yolk), the egg needs to stay in the pan for about 12 minutes.

Note: To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, simply spin it. If the egg spins easily, it’s hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it’s raw.


Fried egg

Add some oil to a frying pan and place it on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, crack an egg into the pan and let it sit there for a few minutes. When the edges of the white begin to curl up, your egg is ready! This is known as sunny-side up (cooked on just one side). If you like your egg yolk cooked (and less runny), do it “over easy” — this means that the egg is fried on both sides. Follow the instructions above, then flip the egg over and let it cook for another minute or so.

Poached egg

Fill a pan with water and heat it on the stove. When the water begins to bubble, turn the heat down a little so it doesn’t start boiling. Then, crack an egg into a bowl and slowly pour the egg into the hot water. Leave it for 3-5 minutes. When it’s ready, use a spoon to carefully remove the egg. Top tip! Add 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar to the water. This helps keep the egg white together.


Scrambled eggs

Beat two eggs (or more if you want) in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Heat some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the egg mixture, and use a wooden spoon to mix the egg in the pan. Keep mixing with your spatula [лопаточка] until the eggs are cooked to the consistency you like.


Omelettes are prepared in the same way as scrambled eggs. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Beat the eggs with a fork, and season [приправлять] with salt and pepper. Heat some oil over medium heat. Add the mixture to the frying pan, and let it sit for 1-2 minutes. When the edges start to cook, use a spatula to gently lift the bottom of the egg and roll it over so it’s half the size. For variety, add other ingredients on top of the omelette (cheese, mushrooms, bacon…). When it’s cooked a bit more, roll the omelette onto your plate and eat it!


Note: credit to Hot English Magazine №135, pictures from the Internet.

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