Cooking Types Of Eggs And Their Uses
Egg are laid by some animals like birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and fishes. From all these humans of south india mostly prefer hen eggs to eat. Eggs are laid and patched for some time by hens, if it happen chicks are born from those eggs. We use both eggs and chicks growth for future hens population. This article tells you about cooking types of eggs and their uses.
Eggs are generally white in colour and also brown in colour. The white outer part of the egg is known as shell and it also acts as protective layer. Inside the egg we may found to portions egg white and egg yolk, where egg yolk is presented at the center surrounded by egg white.
These eggs can be eaten in many ways. We can also make many recipes by using egg for its holding capacity. Eggs are very nutritious especially rich in proteins.
There are many cooking types of eggs, by using these types of methods we can also improves nutritive value of eggs.
Eggs are boiled in water for 10 -15 mins at low flame. Boiled egg is enhance nutrients because it comes under steam cooking and me may not lose any nutrient through boiling.
There are two types in boiling eggs hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs.
Hard Boiled Eggs: In this method eggs are dipped into the bowl with boiling water. Cook or boil eggs for 10-15 minutes. After then put off the stove and place them in cold water for some time. Then carefully remove outer shell of the egg. We used the word “hard” because the outer egg white and inside yolk both are hardly cooked. We generally prefer these type of eggs in India. Hard boiled eggs can be taken directly,may used in making curries, add in salads or you can eat eggs by sprinkling salt and pepper on them.
Soft Boiled Eggs: Soft boiled eggs are also followed by same procedure like hard boiled eggs. The difference is only the time period. In this method time is reduced to half about 6 to 8 minutes. Eggs are boiled for 6 mins in a boiling water, then cooled in normal water. After that shell is removed. Here we used the term “soft” because in this egg white is hard but its yolk is moist or it remains runny. This culture is generally followed in western countries. Soft boiled eggs may used by making toast by sprinkling salt,pepper, ketchup’s or it may combined with a bread or any vegetable.
In this type of cooking, egg is directly placed in a pan by breaking its shell. Both egg white and yolk are mixed in that pan. Let them cook completely. Keep stirring continuously until eggs are made into pieces. But don’t let them to dry completely. This is known as hard scrambled egg. You can eat them plain, add shredded cheese or mix in other tasty treats like sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms. You can add salt, pepper, ketchup, hot sauce or any other seasonings you like. You can eat them as a stand-alone dish, or as part of a sandwich or stir-fry.
Another type of scrambled egg is soft scrambled egg. This is also very close to hard scrambled egg. In this method eggs are directly breaked in a pan and saute it continously. In this egg yolk should be runny and moisture. Eat them plain, or on toast or a bagel. Add goodies like cheese, spinach, onions, mushrooms or whatever you like.
You can also add cheese or any cream or butter whike scrambling the eggs.
Poached eggs is made by breaking and directly putting the egg in boiling water. Egg is left in the boiling water until the egg white looks like jelly. The egg yolk is semi liquid and covered by thick coating of white. For this process we need top quality eggs.
The addition of vinegar or salt to the cooking water hastens the coagulation. So that it may improve the shape of poached eggs.
The shape of a fried egg depends on the thickness of its white and on temperature at which it is cooked. If egg is cooked at too low temperature i,e.,115°C it will spread excessively . When temperature i,e.,140°C is high the the egg is overcooked. constant temperature for fried eggs is around 126-137 °C
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