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8 secrets of cooking eggs

Here are some of the best tips for handling and using eggs.

By Cookist

Read on to know how you can make your morning convenient with these egg cooking hacks!

Eggs are a part of our kitchen essential and almost every morning we end up consuming eggs in some form or the other. Here are some of the best tips for handling and using eggs.

Cracking egg


Use an egg shell to scoop out any broken piece of the shell that you may have accidentally added to the bowl. It is best to crack an egg on a hard and flat surface such as a tabletop or counter to prevent food contamination and breaking of shell into tiny bits.

Separating egg white and yolk

Break open the egg in a bowl, tightly squeeze mouth of the bottle over the yolk for it to suck up the yolk, and then squeeze the bottle again to release the yolk into another bowl. Alternatively, you can use your fingers by lightly running them through the egg and lifting the yolk carefully.

Boiling eggs


Place the egg in a glass, cover it, and then shake it well to crack the shell of a hard-boiled egg before peeling it. Boil eggs for 3 minutes in a pressure cooker to get soft-boiled eggs and for 6 minutes to get hard-boiled eggs. Alternatively, boil eggs in roaring water and then turn off the heat and cover the pan. Let it sit for 3 minutes for barely set eggs, 4 minutes for medium-soft boiled, 10 minutes for regular-hard boiled, and 15 minutes for very-firm boiled eggs.

Baking eggs

Crack the eggs into a greased muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes to enjoy a lovely breakfast preparation. Alternatively, you can place whole eggs on top of a damp kitchen towel and then bake them at 320 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Poaching eggs


Wrap eggs in a Saran wrap with some salt and pepper. Dip it in simmering water for 5 minutes, cut away the plastic, and enjoy poached eggs. Alternatively, add some vinegar to simmering water to help in poaching the eggs while cooking these on the stove or in a microwave oven.

Cooking eggs

Use a slice of onion or pepper and then empty it from within so that only the outer shell is present. Place it on a pan and then crack open the egg inside the empty area of pepper or onion ring to enjoy a beautiful egg preparation. You can also add some milk or cream while making scrambled eggs and cook it on low to medium heat to make it richer and fluffier.

Testing eggs


Place eggs in a bowl of water, if they continue to float means they are fresh and if they sink to the bottom depicts these are old.

Get creative with eggs

Secure the egg inside a sock and then spin it around in one direction before boiling to get an inside out egg where egg white is at the center and yolk outside.

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