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10 ways to cook egg


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Here are 10 basic ways to cook an egg:

1. Over-easy
One side of the egg is cooked in a pan with oil or butter. When the side being cooked is done, the egg is flipped to enable the other side to cook for a few seconds.

2. Sunny-side up
This style lets only one side of the egg cook. The other side is slightly cooked by the heat below. The yolks are left in its liquid form. It was called as such because the appearance of the egg resembles the shape of the sun.

3. Hard boiled
A hard-boiled egg is a result of boiling egg for a long period of time. The egg is placed in boiling water and left there to cook for 12 minutes or more. This will result with eggs having hard whites and yolk.

4. Soft boiled
Soft boiled is the opposite of hard-boiled. Using the same boiling method, eggs are place in boiling water and cooked for a short period of time. The egg white is slightly cooked leaving some parts liquid. It will also produce liquid egg yolks.

5. Basted
This is similar to sunny-side up. However, instead of leaving the yolks as it was, hot oil from the pan is poured over the egg to let the top cook slightly.

6. Over-hard
This is the opposite of over-easy. One side is cooked then flipped to cook the other side. The egg yolk produced from this style is usually solid.

7. Poached
Poaching eggs means bringing water to a boil. Once the water boils, it is reduced to a simmer. The egg is cracked and placed in simmering water, and cooked until the desired results are achieved.

8. Steam-basted
Steam is used to help cook the egg. Instead of pouring oil over the egg, a little water is added on the pan. The steam produced by the water helps cook the egg.

9. Shirred
This is done by baking the egg. Eggs are cracked and placed in an oven-safe cup. Butter is placed on top of the uncooked egg, and then the egg is baked for a certain time.

10. Scrambled
Scrambled eggs are prepared by whisking eggs in a bowl along with some salt and pepper. The whisked egg is then fried in a pan. This style suggests constant stirring while the egg is starting to cook. As you all know, omelets are derived from scrambled eggs.

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