Fun and Useful Tips for Eggs

Having trouble getting your family to eat eggs? These fun and useful tips for eggs will let you serve them up with flair! Despite their bad rap in the past, a whole egg is a wonderful source of protein, and the white and yolk eaten together do not pose a cholesterol risk. As long as the egg is cooked and stored properly, there is also no risk of food poisoning.

Keep your eggs in the door of your refrigerator. They will be cold enough to stay fresh, but not so cold that you can't bring them to room temperature quickly. A room temperature egg can be beaten to greater volume, making fluffier scrambled eggs and omelets. You can also add a tablespoon or two of hot water to eggs when beating for more tender scrambled eggs.

Add a little salt, pepper and Colby-jack cheese to beaten eggs before scrambling gently. This adds a little pizzazz to regular scrambled eggs. You also can make a variety of omelets if you have fresh chopped veggies in the fridge in a plastic bag. When you make a recipe that calls for onions, mushrooms or bell peppers, simply chop a little extra and store them for omelet day.

Boiled eggs are a great addition to all sorts of meals. You can chop them and mix into chicken or tuna salad, or run then through a ricer to add to lasagna to boost the protein level-no one will ever know. For quick deviled eggs, slice them in half, scoop out the yolks, and mash with mayo, a touch of powdered mustard and a dash of vinegar. Spoon the filling back into the empty white halves, and top with paprika for the classic look. Leftover boiled eggs also can be turned into egg salad with a little salad dressing and relish.

For a quick, easy breakfast, try toad-in-the-hole-butter a piece of bread on both sides, and put it in a hot skillet. Tear a hole in the center of the bread slice with your spatula, then put a dot of butter on the pan where the hole is and crack an egg on top. Break up the yolk with your spatula, and cook until set. Then flip and continue cooking until the egg is completely done and the bread is toasted. This is a perfect way to get your kids to eat a quick breakfast before school!

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A good scrambled eggs recipe is breakfast staple and for good reason: Eggs are nutritious and taste good. Serve them up with a side of toast and bacon or ham, and you have yourself a gourmet breakfast. Don't limit yourself to serving them just for breakfast. Add a few ingredients like cheese, ham and mushrooms and you have a hearty and nutritious dinner. The trick to making any scrambled egg meal special is to know how to cook them to perfection.

Once you have experienced French style scrambled eggs, mornings will never be the same. While Americans simply whip a few eggs together with a fork, slop them into a pan on high heat and flip them once or twice, the French coddle their eggs, coaxing the best possible tastes from them, making sure the most romantic textures are created and then delicately placing the soft, creamy treasure onto a plate.

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What appears to be a simple soft boiled egg recipe can be deceiving. Most cooks don't realize that even this simple task requires attention. Unfortunately, it's easy to over-boil an egg. This will cause the egg to become rubbery, not to mention the yolk will be hard-boiled.

The ever versatile egg is the basis for quiches, omelets, casseroles and a wonderfully inventive dish called a frittata. A frittata can be eaten not only for breakfast, but for lunch or dinner as well. It is a great way to use up all of those leftovers in your refrigerator. 

Eggs don't have to be plain. In fact, eggs are more versatile than any other food and can be used for any meal of the day. They are the perfect protein, are easily digested and come quite inexpensively.

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