How to Cook Eggs
Learning how to cook eggs is a great step in learning to cook
because you can do so much with eggs. Whether it is a boiled egg,
scrambled, quiche or you are creating a meringue, eggs are used in a
variety of dishes. This cooking lesson will teach you some cooking
methods for eggs as well as how to make stiff peaks from egg whites
and recipes to try.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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How to Cook Eggs
Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs
This is the best way to cook hard boiled eggs. Add your eggs to a
medium pan and cover with water. Once it starts boiling put a tight
fitting lid on and turn off heat. Let sit 10-15 minutes. I like to
start this process earlier than I need them. After 10-15 minutes,
pour cold water over the eggs and let sit another 10 minutes. Peel.
How Fry an Egg
Heat skillet until warm. Crack egg directly into the frying pan.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn heat to medium-low. Cover with a
lid and cook several minutes. Flip to other side and continue to
cook until done. If you like your yolk runny, you'll need to quit
cooking when egg whites are set.
Cook Scrambled Eggs
1 teaspoon water
pinch of salt and pepper
Chopped ham, as much as desired, optional
Shredded cheese, as much as desired, optional
shredded zucchini, chopped vegetables, optional
Crack eggs into bowl. Stir in water and season with salt and
pepper. Add any "extras" you might like. Blend together. Heat
skillet on the stove. Add eggs to hot pan and stir with a spatula
until eggs are completely cooked.
Step 1: Add water to a saucepan about half full.
Step 2: Bring to a boil.
Step 3: Add 1 capful of vinegar and a sprinkle of salt.
Step 4: Break egg in a cup and when water is boiling, add egg to
Step 5: Allow to cook several minutes while you predict what will
happen to your runny egg. (Many kids will already know what happens
but it is interesting for them to watch it happen) Just be careful
with kids close to the stove.
Step 6: When egg has cooked several minutes take out with a slotted
spoon and eat.
Science behind poaching eggs: By adding vinegar to the water the
protein in the egg comes together which is called, coagulate.
Cook Eggs in Microwave
You don't necessarily need a microwave egg cooker, although I really
love mine. You can make them right in a glass. See how
to cook eggs in the microwave.
How to Separate Eggs
To separate eggs, crack an egg over a bowl. Using the shell or an
egg separator tool, separate the egg white from the egg yolk. You
need to do this when make puddings, hollandaise sauce, or making
You make Angel Food Cake with egg whites. This is a good recipe to
practice separating eggs as it takes almost a dozen egg whites to
make an angel food cake.
egg whites for a long time turns into stiff peaks.
Angel Food Cake
1 Cup flour +2 Tablespoons
3/4 Cup sugar +2 Tablespoons
12 egg whites
1 ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ Cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
Heat oven to 375. Sift flour and ¾ C. + 2 T. sugar; set aside.
Combine extracts in small bowl and set aside. Beat egg whites, cream
of tartar and slat until it forms peaks. Add the ¾ C. of sugar
slowly, then beat on high until stiff peaks form. Beating on low add
flour mixture and extracts slowly. Spoon into an angel food cake
pan. Move a knife through batter to remove air pockets. Bake 30-35
minutes. Invert pan onto tin funnel to cool.
cake with strawberries
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More Egg Recipes
What else can you cook with eggs? LOTS! Here are a few starters:
Egg Drop Soup
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