Below is the third, regular friday post, from Jen.
How incredible are your eggs? As a young girl, I didn’t care too much for eggs. But now, I just love them. So much protein and so delicious! How do you like to cook your eggs? Poached, scrambled, hard boiled, or fried? There are so many ways to cook an egg, but let’s just talk a little more about two of them.
First up is the hard boiled egg. If my husband ever gives out advice on how to cook a hard boiled egg, please do not listen to him. When we were first married living in our tiny apartment, I woke up one morning to a disgusting smell. I went into the kitchen, looked down at the stove, and realized that there was an empty pot just cooking away. Jeff came into the kitchen and then informed me that he had boiled some eggs the night before and must have forgotten to turn the stove off. Needless to say, those eggs cooked for a long time! At some point in the night, they exploded blowing the top off the pot and leaving egg all over our kitchen. Thank goodness our apartment didn’t catch on fire!
So don’t cook eggs all night. That is the wrong way to do it. The proper way to cook a hard boiled egg is to place the eggs in a pot, cover with water, and then bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, remove the eggs from the heat and cover with a lid. Set your timer for 12 minutes and voila! You’ll have perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs. It’s just that simple.
This second method of cooking an egg is also my favorite: the scrambled egg. In college I would force some nasty, rubbery, fake cafeteria eggs down my throat in an attempt to get some protein in my system, but now I can cook my own eggs and cook them right.
My mom is the best egg cooker I know, and this is how she does it. The amounts are not exact…you just have to play around with it to get your perfect scrambled egg. First, you melt some butter in a skillet. Then, you add some cream cheese to the skillet and let it begin to melt. Next, you beat your eggs and add a few splashes of whipping cream or half and half before pouring into the hot skillet. Now what food could be bad that has whipping cream and cream cheese in it? Cook your eggs on low to medium low heat, and gradually let them firm up. Just be careful, because if you cook them too long, you’ll ruin them! Plop them on your plate with a piece of toast and maybe a fresh slice of tomato. Yummy! You’ll have some delicious, fluffy, creamy eggs. I promise you’ll never make eggs sans the cream cheese again! So go make some incredible eggs for dinner, breakfast, or brunch. And if you have any good egg recipes or tips, I’d love to hear them!