There are various ways to eat eggs. No need to eat only hard-boiled eggs! Here are a few examples.
1) Boiled eggs
The cooking time is crucial. It has to be very precise and it is counted from the moment you put the egg in the already boiling water. There must be enough water to cover the eggs completely.
Oeuf à la coque and mouillettes
Hard-boiled: 10 minutes
This is not my favourite, unless you do “oeufs mimosa”, the yolk is a bit heavy.
– “Oeuf mollet” (yolk is soft but not liquid): 5 minutes
This is very nice in a salad: easier to swallow than hard-boiled egg and less difficult to make than poached eggs!
– “Oeuf à la coque” (yolk is completely liquid): 3 minutes
This is my favourite! Break and remove the top with a spoon, add salt and pepper and eat it by dipping “mouillettes” (bread cut in thin slices and buttered, ideally made using a fresh baguette, see photo) in the yolk and then eat the white with a spoon. Delicious, definitely all my childhood!
2) Fried egg
Just break the egg in a hot oiled pan without destroying the yolk and wait until the white is cooked. The yolk must remain liquid. Add salt and pepper and eat with bread.
When you crack the yolk it spreads over the white. Delicious! Good also with bacon!
3) Omelet and scrambled eggs
The difference between omelet and scrambled eggs is that for an omelet, you whisk the egg in a bowl before pouring it in the pan and then you let it cook without touching it, whereas for scrambled egg, you break the eggs directly in the hot pan and then you scramble it with a wooden spatula.
Note on omelets: add cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions or whatever you like in it!
For example see here the recipe of spinach and feta cheese omelet
You can also make it like the spanish tortillas, that are very thick omelets with vegetables.
This can become a full and very rich meal!
I shall post more recipes and ideas of nice omelets.
4) Poached eggs
Quite difficult to make. I always make a mess of them. But it is good in salads and essential to make the famous eggs benedict!
That is still the best way to enjoy eggs, in cakes, quiches and tarts!
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For more recipes with eggs, see here