There so many ways to cook an egg it can be overwhelming, so in the spirit of simplicity, I have listed four primary ways to cook an egg and linked to a few of my favorite recipes.
How to Scramble Eggs
In a small bowl beat eggs with a whisk or fork until yolks and whites are broken and mixed. Add a small amount of milk and mix. Heat butter in a skillet until melted and the skillet is hot enough to sizzle when a drop of the egg is added. Add the eggs to skillet and reduce heat, stirring the eggs with a wooden spoon until cooked to desired firmness.
I also like to add a small amount of cream cheese to the eggs during cooking to give a creamier richer texture and flavor. A simple scrambled egg topped with chopped tomatoes and sliced avocado is quick and healthy breakfast.
How to Baked Eggs
Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a muffin cup and break one or two eggs into the cup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 350-degree oven until eggs are firm but not hard, about 15 minutes.
Optional additions: Sprinkle grated cheese on top of eggs before baking.
How to Fry an Egg
Preheat skillet over a medium to high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, when melted crack eggs into the skillet and reduce heat to low. Cook eggs until the whites are set. Flip eggs with the spatula and continue to cook until yolk reaches desired firmness. To test egg yolk, gently press with the spatula to check for firmness.
Tip: If heat is set too high it results in a rubbery and tough egg.
How to Hard Boil Eggs
I like to keep a couple of hard boiled eggs in the fridge for a quick breakfast.
Place eggs in a medium pot and cover eggs with cool water. Over medium heat bring water slowly to a boil. Remove from heat and cover the pot. Let sit for about 14 minutes.
Remove eggs from pot using slotted spoon and place in a colander. Gently tap the end of the egg to form a little crack and run cold water over eggs to cool down. Cracking the shell a little bit makes for easier peeling.