4 Classic Ways to Prepare Breakfast Eggs

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Eggs are power packed with nutrients and minerals so adding them to your breakfast is a sure fire way to get your morning started off right.

Here are four classic ways to prepare eggs for breakfast that everyone needs to know.

Scrambled Eggs

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Scrambled eggs are (or should be) your go-to staple when you need a protein-packed breakfast but have (literally) only minutes to spare in the morning.

Start by beating eggs in a medium bowl then add in a splash of milk as well as salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly.

In a pan, heat oil, butter, or coconut oil over medium heat until hot and add egg mixture. As the whites of the eggs begin to solidify, gently lift and fold the eggs over themselves until fluffy and there is no more liquid egg remaining.

Enjoy!

Boiled Eggs

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This takes a little longer than scrambled but only because of the time it takes for the water to come to rolling boil. On the positive side, boiled eggs (especially hard boiled) can be eaten on the run or taken with you and devoured wherever your morning takes you.

The only question to ask yourself is, soft or hard boiled? Just in case you didn’t know (who are we to judge), soft or hard boiled refers to the yolk inside the egg; a soft boiled egg retains a runny (or semi runny) yolk while a hard boiled egg is cooked a little longer and develops a firm yolk. The white part of hard and soft boiled eggs solidifies.

The number one problem when boiling eggs is over cooking them. Soft eggs become hard boiled, and an over cooked hard boiled egg has a gray-green rim around the yolk and a sulphuric taste.

Sure-Fire Hard boiled Eggs

Place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan. Cover with at least an inch or two of cold water and a dash of salt (to prevent cracking). You will need more water to cook more eggs.

Heat the pot on high heat and bring the water to a full rolling boil. Turn off the heat, cover, and let sit on the still-hot burner for 10-12 minutes.

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Several factors will affect the exact cooking time including; your altitude, the pot, the size of the eggs, how much water used, how many eggs cooked, and how well done you like your eggs.

When cooked, run eggs under cold water to stop the cooking process. This method makes overcooking almost impossible! Peel eggs by cracking and rolling along a hard surface to loosen egg form the shell.

Soft Boiled Eggs

With soft boiled eggs, let the water come to a rolling boil before adding the eggs. Once water boils, reduce heat to a rapid simmer and gently lower the eggs into the pot using a metal spoon.

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Time the eggs for between 5 to 7 minutes. When cooked, run eggs under cold water to stop the cooking process. Soft boiled eggs are best enjoyed while still hot!

Fried

Fried eggs are another quick and easy way to start the day, and it’s even easy to clean the pan! Another plus for fried eggs is that they make great additions to your lunch time sandwich or for a real British dinner, top a steak with a fried egg and serve with chips.

Over Easy (egg is flipped over and fried on both sides):

Heat butter or oil in a pan over medium-high heat, then break eggs into the pan. Lower the heat.

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Cook slowly until whites are completely set on one side and the yolk thickens slightly, then flip eggs over and cook on second side until done.

Over Hard

Over Hard eggs are prepared the same way as Over Easy, but refer to a slightly longer cooking time, which allows the yolk to become more firm, or hard, after flipping.

Sunny Side Up

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Sunny side up is an egg that has been fried on only one side; the bright yellow yolk remains liquid but the egg is cooked long enough to solidify the egg white. Cover the pan briefly to make sure the whites are fully cooked.

French Toast with Cinnamon

This is the perfect special treat breakfast to make when you have extra time to cook and enjoy breakfast.

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In a small bowl combine 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of sugar; set aside.

In a pan, melt butter or oil over medium heat and whisk together cinnamon mixture, plus 4 eggs, ¼ cup milk, and ½ vanilla extract and pour into a shallow dish or pie plate. Dip the bread in egg mixture and then fry slices in hot pan until golden, then flip to cook the other side. Add syrup on top.

If you are interested in baking smart, and really want to impress, try baking your own bread with a convection bread maker!