Poached, fried, scrambled, boiled, French Toast!
Eggs are one of the most versatile foods that we use. They can be used in so many different ways. Cooked in all the traditional ways and served with other breakfast,
brunch items. Or used in recipes, savoury or sweet. We use them in cakes, cookies, biscuits, desserts, ice cream and even cocktails.
They are a great nutritional food, they are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.
all a whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.
A single large boiled egg contains
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
- Folate: 5% of the RDA
B5: 7% of the RDA
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA
also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc
This comes with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.
Eggs also contain various trace nutrients that are important for
In fact, eggs are pretty much the perfect food. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. They are the original super food.
Salt and Pepper
Fill a saucepan 5cm from the
top and add some vinegar. This keeps the white together. If you put salt into the water the egg white will split into the water. Bring to the boil and turn down to a gentle roll. Stir the water to create a small whirlpool, crack the
egg into the center of the pan and cook for around 5 minutes to cook the white and keep the yolk soft.
Put the vegetable oil into a nonstick pan, place onto a medium heat. Crack the eggs in when it is still cool to
allow for an even cook on the whites. If you want a crispy egg, heat the oil up first and then crack into the pan.
Bring a pan of water to the boil. For the prefect hard boiled eggs, place an egg into the boiling
water and cook for 9 minutes. This will just set the yolk. When the 9 minutes is up re-fresh the eggs in cold running water if using cold in a salad or for sandwiches. A nice runny yolk will be 6 minutes, perfect for soldiers.
For 2 eggs you will need around 50ml of milk. You can alter the amount of milk you use depending on how you want your eggs to turn out. You can also use cream or no milk at all. Whisk the eggs and the milk with some seasoning. Melt
a knob of butter into a nonstick pan and add the eggs, cook on a gentle heat, stirring regularly.
Interestingly the same mixture for scrambled egg can be used for this. It can be used with salt and pepper if
you wish to have a savoury version of it or if you wish to have the sweet version, just add a touch of salt and either vanilla or cinnamon to the mixture.
Dip the bread into the mix.
Allow to soak in a little and carefully turn over and repeat
for the other side.
In a frying pan add a little oil and heat to moderate heat, carefully place the dipped bread into the pan.
Fry for a minute or 2 add a knob of butter and turn over.
When cooked, remove from pan, dust with icing sugar
or cinnamon sugar and serve with fruit of choice, bananas are a great choice and caramelized banana is even better.
Serve with toasted bread, muffins, bagels. All can be used as a brunch dish on their own or with
other food items like smoked salmon/haddock, smashed avocado, beans, hash browns etc