How To Cook The Perfect Boiled Egg
Looking for a fast protein source to add to your diet? If so, look no further than an egg. While many people have traditionally eaten egg whites, don’t be so fast to throw out the yolk. There are a number of essential nutrients found in egg yolks and as long as you aren’t overdoing it in terms of how many you consume each week, there’s no reason to avoid them entirely.
Eggs are so versatile that there is bound to be a cooking method that you enjoy eating and as such, are an easy add to any diet.
Today we’re going to look at how to boil an egg, which is one of the easiest and fastest methods to go about preparing this food.
How To Cook It
The very first step to boil an egg perfectly is to place the eggs very gently so they don’t crack into a pot with a shallow layer of cold water covering them. Don’t put hot water in at this point (from the tap) or you’ll increase your risk of cracking the egg.
From there, bring the water to a gentle boil over high heat. As soon as you see bubbles forming, remove the pot from the heat t prevent the eggs from cracking.
Cover the pot and then let it stand for about 10 minutes if you want a very firm center. If you want a slightly softer center, let stand for just 8 minutes instead.
From there, rinse the eggs under cold water for 5-6 minutes until they are completely cool or immerse them into another bowl filled with ice and water.
Once the time is up, drain the eggs and then begin to peel them. If you struggle with peeling your eggs, try peeling them from the larger side of the egg first and peel them while running cold water over them as well.
This can ease the process of removing the shells.
Other Ways To Cook It
If you’re not in the mood for a boiled egg, you can also prepare some scrambled eggs in just as much time, if not quicker.
To prepare this style, whisk together your eggs with a little skim milk and some salt and pepper and set aside.
Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and then add any diced vegetables if desired. From there, add in the eggs and continually stir as they cook and scramble. Once they’ve completely cooked, remove from the heat and then top with some salsa or diced avocado prior to serving.
Alternatively, you can also prepare an omelette using this same cooking technique only this time, omitting the scrambling after pouring the eggs into the skillet and instead, letting it cook until the edges are bubbling and then flipping and cooking on the other side.
Eggs are a fast and easy protein source to prepare that will help you get your protein needs met in a hurry.