Eggs are by far and away my most favourite thing to cook when I spend some time in the kitchen. In fact, throughout my student years training as a chef, I used to love nothing more than heading down to the local shop to pick up some Norco Ranch eggs and then spending the rest of my day trying out different ways to cook these little beauties, rock and roll lifestyle eh?
Even though I have the ability to cook a wide range of different cuisine, I still love nothing more than making egg-based dishes and today I wanted to share with you some of my favourites.
I tried for a long time to find the perfect way to cook poached eggs and if you’ll excuse the pun, I have now cracked it. The perfect poached egg should be soft and supple on the outside, with a slight firmness, and on the inside it should be runny and fluid. In order to get this perfect egg you should fill a pan with cold water and bring it to the boil. Once the water has boiled, simply take a spatula and swirl the water until it begins to spin, crack your egg into the middle of the pan and then remove it from the heat for 3-4 minutes.
As with many egg dishes, I have seen some absolute horror shows when people try to cook scrambled eggs and it is such a shame as these eggs are absolutely delicious. To get the perfect scrambled egg you should cook them in a deep pan and use milk and a touch of creme fraiche. Make sure that you constantly move the eggs and keep removing them from the heat so that they can evenly cook. I love scrambled eggs as you can add any flavourings that you wish and the eggs carry the additional flavour perfectly.
Eggs in the Clouds
This one is a real show-stopper and if you want to impress your friends then eggs in the clouds is the perfect way to do it. Start by separating the white from the yolk and set the yolk to one side, pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and then whisk your egg whites until they form soft peaks. Place the whites on a baking tray with some greaseproof paper and push down in the centre of the white to form a hole. Place the whites in the oven for 5-7 minutes and then remove, add the yolks into the whole that you have created and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes. Once the eggs are cooked you will have a soft and tasty egg which has the appearance of fluffy clouds, the perfect way to show off your cooking skills.
What are your favourite types of eggs to cook? Let us know in the comments section below this post.