Want to shake up your brekky routine? Then gives these eggs a fry. The humble egg is packed full of protein, and essential vitamins and minerals. Eggs won’t crack your budget either — And that’s no yolk!
Boiled — Skill level: Noobie
Beloved by dads the world over, nothing beats blunt trauma-ing boiled eggshell with a spoon while you enjoy the weekend morning paper. The serenity.
For a soft boiled, semi-gooey inside, cook in boiling water for five minutes For a traditional hard boiled, cook for seven minutes
Fried — Skill level: Above average (Note: this method requires knowledge of where Mum keeps the olive oil)
The beauty of a fried egg is in its diversity; pair it with toast, bacon, mi goreng, waffles, burgers, roast chicken. The only limitation is your imagination.
The key to a perfect fried egg is to get your pan HOT. Those eggs aren’t going to sizzle themselves.
Scrambled — Skill level: Intermediate
For some, the art of the scramble comes naturally. For others, it takes a combination of determination, skill, passion, discipline and luck. Always remember: treat your scrambled eggs with respect and they will respect you.
Omelette — Skill level: Specialist
Now the thing about an omelette is you’ve got to crack a few eggs to make one. I’d say at least three but that depends on the size.
You’ve also got to chop some chives, or spring onions at a pinch. And shred some cheese. Maybe get a little ham, too.
Poached — Skill level: Jedi
Poached eggs are challenging, yes. But if a space wizard with glow stick can make them, then for shell’s sake, so can you! Please note: a splash of vinegar in your whirlpool is a myth. All it’s going to do is make your eggs taste like salad dressing. But, then again, maybe you’re into that.
As for Eggs Benedict? That dreamy open-faced two halves of an English muffin topped with a poached egg, bacon or ham, and hollandaise sauce? That eggsquisite creation belongs to the god tier, my friends.
Words by Anna Day
Artwork by Leah Nolan