All About Eggs and Yolks| #BlogchatterA2Z
What came first? The chicken or the egg? You can keep on arguing until the end of time! I love eggs! Let’s learn All About Eggs and Yolks| #BlogchatterA2Z here. One little egg and there are so many ways to cook it; that’s because they are so adaptable and tastes and preferences differ.
Eggs and Me
Eggs and I have an “On-Off” relationship. My dad loved soft smooth scrambled eggs and I followed in his footsteps. As a kid, I loved the scrambled eggs my mom made and still do. Mom gave us boiled eggs when we had a bad throat or cold, sprinkled with a more than generous dose of pepper. Those were good times when no one checked their cholesterol levels. Then I turned vegetarian and stopped eating eggs altogether. I never missed the meat but I missed eating eggs. I am an ovo-vegetarian now and am not going to stop eating eggs.
Egg is Vegetarian?
Subsequently, one day I was challenged by my students and asked to prove that Egg is vegetarian by eating an egg in front of them! And I did it; a teacher can’t be proven wrong, right? The eggs we buy in the market are not fertilised and can never turn into a chick even if it is kept to hatch for months. Eggs do not have life in them. Eggs then made a comeback in my life. I need the protein is my excuse but the real reason is I love eggs. Don’t you?
All About Eggs and Yolks| #BlogchatterA2Z How do you like your eggs?
A mind-boggling question with a list of answers; Boiled-hard, soft, half-boiled? Scrambled soft or cooked well? Plain Omelette, stuffed omelette? Poached egg? Fried egg; sunny-side-up, over easy, over medium? The list goes on. In All About Eggs and Yolks| #BlogchatterA2Z, I am sharing the basic cooking or egg recipes and egg facts.
an egg cooked in boiling water for 10minutes where the eggs are cooked until both the white and yolk is fully set.
an egg cooked in boiling water until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny.
Eggs that are removed from their shell and then cooked in boiling water or anything else.
Scrambled eggs or egg bhurji—
Eggs are beaten nicely and then added to a pan. You can add milk, cream or cheese if you want to. The beaten egg is scrambled gently until it is a soft texture. But most Indians like to cook it with onions, tomatoes, chillies and till it is nice and firm.
Eggs that are beaten and then cooked quickly on a griddle. Again the omelette could be soft or done until nice and red. Omelettes are usually stuffed and folded with fillings of cheese, bacon, meat, vegetables, or a choice of ingredients.
Eggs are beaten with ingredients like cheese, vegetables or meat and then this is cooked slowly till it is nice and brown.
Eggs mixed with cream, butter or sauces and baked in a ramekin or bowl until the egg whites are set and the yolk is still runny.
Fried eggs are the most talked about. My daughter would call it Sun anda and my son Moon anda when they were kids while my grandson eats eggs any way you cook it. Perspective it is; sun or moon assuming that the name refers to the way the egg yolk looks like the morning sun or the waning moon.
There are many types of fried eggs-
All About Eggs and Yolks| #BlogchatterA2Z
Sunny Side Up—
is a fried egg that is cooked only on one side and the yolk is runny but the white is cooked nicely. It means the sun can shine in all its glory. And you can sop up the sun…oops yolk, by dunking your toast in it.
after it is cooked on one side the fried egg is flipped and cooked with the yolk-side down till the yolk is not runny neither totally cooked.
a fried egg that is cooked on one side and then flipped. The yolk-side is down and when the yolk is completely cooked only then it is served.
Over medium fried egg
it would be in the middle of over easy and over hard obviously.
There are deviled eggs, scotched eggs and Indians have taken eggs to great levels with egg curry, as toppings for biryani and gravies, egg salad, egg in soups, custard, bell pepper eggs, quiche, frittata, egg toast, egg dosa, egg parantha, waffles, french toast, shakshuka, eggs benedict, asides with other dishes and the list just goes on.
All About Eggs and Yolks| #BlogchatterA2Z|Tips
Use fresh eggs for best results. If the egg yolks are fresh they will retain their shape and not run all over the place. My kids would refuse to eat a fried egg if the yolk was runny.
Also use warm, room temperature eggs, not eggs straight from the fridge, especially for baking,
Make use of Clarified Butter or cow ghee if you can as it won’t burn or discolour the eggs. The eggs won’t stick to the pan too with ghee. Or else any vegetable oil will do.
Use a non-stick pan preferable and a wooden spatula. All of us are not seasoned chefs to flip the egg without a spatula.
The utmost pleasure is to watch my grandsons relishing my cooking, eggs or otherwise.
Did you enjoy this Eggilicious treat of All About Eggs??
How to Peel Eggs Easily?
I boil eggs for exactly 10 minutes and add a teaspoon of vinegar to the boiling water and I am sharing my quick and easy way of peeling eggs. Just take a glass jar and add half a cup of water. Put the boiled egg inside and shake the bottle. The peel comes off easily. Try it, it works.
Few of my egg recipes….