How to cook eggs?
Many housewives believe that eggs can be cooked scrambled eggs, scrambled eggs or boiled eggs, this list of recipes, where eggs are a separate dish, ends. In this article, we consider other options: how to cook eggs.
To begin with, we will dwell on several options for boiling eggs, because only with proper cooking, eggs will turn out tasty and beautiful (the yolks will retain their bright yellow color). In addition, many snacks are based on boiled eggs.
Consider the amount of time to get different eggs when laying them in cold water, as in this case they crack less often:
- Soft boil, boiling time after boiling for 3 minutes
- In the bag - 4-5 minutes, depending on the size of the eggs
- Hard boiled - 7-8 minutes. The main thing is not to overdo it. Otherwise, the yolks will become greenish, and the taste will not be so tender.
- Mushrooms (eg champignons)
- Salt, spices to taste
Mushrooms must first fry (butter), then shift into a clean container, salt, season and add chopped onion (only the white part).Next, take cocottes (or a baking dish for a small container) and pour cream into them (not all, leave a little on the top layer). Next we send a mixture of mushrooms and onions to the cocotte, spread the grated cheese on top, then break one egg into each (the yolks should remain whole), and finally pour the remaining cream. Cooking in the oven, preheated to 200 ° for 15-20 minutes.
- Salt and spices to taste
- The nuts
For the paste it is necessary to boil hard boiled eggs, or in a pouch. Chop the onion, for the pate both fresh onions and a little fried in butter will go. Nuts (any) pre-grind (for example, using a coffee grinder). Load all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Eggs can be crushed and manually, and then, adding all the ingredients, mix thoroughly.
This pate is ideal for making sandwiches, or to toast. Serve chilled.
Colored eggs (pickled)
This method of preparation can be used not only when preparing snacks from eggs, but also when serving dishes, or simply to arrange a colorful breakfast.
To prepare the marinade will require:
- Beets (depending on the size of 1-2 pieces)
- Water (depending on the number of eggs)
- Wine vinegar (or another - which one is more to your liking) in the water / vinegar ratio: 4/1
- Bay leaf
- Condiments (such as black peppercorns)
The process of how to cook pickled eggs is quite simple. First boil the eggs and cool them until the eggs cool in cold water, make the marinade: wash the beets, peel and cut into small slices. After the beets are prepared, pour water into the pan and add the rest of the marinade ingredients. Put the pot on the stove and bring to the boil, after the marinade boils boil for another 15 minutes (covered with a lid).
The next action will be cooling the marinade. Move the eggs into a glass dish with a lid (tight-fitting), pour the marinade so that they float freely in it) and marinate in the fridge, tightly closed with a lid for 1-2 days, depending on the desired taste and color.
If the marinade is cooked without using beets, you will get marinated eggs of normal color.
It is possible in the recipe how to cook pickled eggs, replace coloring products and get eggs of other colors, not only beetroot:
- Orange - use carrot juice for marinade
- Red - onion peel decoction (filtered)
- Pink - Cranberry Juice
- Blue - blueberry juice (or the berries themselves)
- Brown - use balsamic vinegar in the marinade as a dye
For the preparation of this dish it is necessary to use fresh eggs of excellent quality.
The basic recipe includes eggs (yolks only) and sugar. Beat up the yolks with sugar (for 2 yolks and 1 tablespoon of sugar) until foaming - that is delicacy of eggnog.
If desired, you can add to the eggnog and other ingredients, obtaining: chocolate, honey, milk, orange, raspberry and other types of dishes. In addition, you can cook alcoholic eggnog, for example, with rum. You can also use the whole egg for cooking.
Now you know a few recipes how to cook eggs. Experiment and surprise your loved ones with new dishes.