Facts About Cooking Eggs

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Omelets, hard boiled, scrambled, and poached are some of the many ways we cook our eggs. Eggs are naturally high in nutritional value, a rich source of protein and nourishing for your family, especially your children. If eggs aren’t handled or cooked properly they can become a perfect medium for carrying and breeding salmonella bacteria that can cause you to become sick. This is why it is important to store them properly and cook them well. Here are some tips for cooking eggs.

Crack Eggs:

  • Wash hands after handling eggs.
  • Crack eggs into a clean bowl before cooking or mixing with other foods.
  1. Gently tap egg against a counter top or utensil edge to create a small crack in the middle of the egg.
  2. Hold the egg over a clean bowl without other ingredients. Pull the shell apart and drop the yolk and white into the bowl. Discard the shell. If any shell pieces get in the bowl, remove them with a clean fork or other utensil.
  3. Repeat for additional eggs as needed. Set aside the bowl and add eggs to your main mixing bowl or skillet at the appropriate time as instructed by your recipe directions.

Boil Eggs:

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a pot and cover with water.
  2. Turn heat on medium-high and heat until just boiling. Cover the pot, turn off the stove-top and remove from the heat.
  3. Let eggs sit in the covered pot for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Place cooked eggs in a bowl of cold water or refrigerator to cool before serving.

Scrambled Eggs:

  • Beat eggs in a bowl and then pour into the skillet and cook until they are firm throughout.

Try to cook your eggs as healthy as possible, choose a low calorie cooking method. Combine them with vegetables, fry them in a heat stable oil and don’t overcook them.