Just about everybody knows how to make scrambled eggs. But there are many other ways to cook with the versatile, protein-packed egg that are good for you. Unfortunately, many people avoid eating eggs because they assume the cholesterol is bad for you and can cause heart disease. However, eggs are a healthy food, low in calories and fat, and have plenty of protein to build muscle.
The reality is that most of the fear of eggs is a myth pushed by a rather ignorant media. There is really no connection between eating eggs and developing heart disease in people who are healthy to start with, that is. Did you know that one large egg has 6 grams of protein? It also has 13 vitamins and minerals that are essential to your health. There is 215 mg of cholesterol in the typical egg yolk.
The important thing to remember when cooking eggs is to prepare them in ways that are healthy. When are doing various egg recipes in a skillet, there rarely is any need to lay down a lot of oil or butter. Most nonstick skillets can handle an egg with virtually no oil at all.
Some of the very tasty and healthy ways you can cook eggs include the following:
Put your eggs in a large saucepan so that they are one layer across the water. Cover the eggs with an inch of water. When the water boils, you should remove the saucepan from the stove top. My personal favorite way to make sure the shell is easy to peel is to immediately empty the hot water from the pan, but leave the eggs inside. Immediately run cold water over the eggs in your sink. Let the water overflow the pan and continue to put in fresh cold water for about three minutes. This will usually result in the shell contracting from the egg itself and makes the eggs a breeze to peel and enjoy.
Use one tablespoon of skim milk for every egg you are going to eat. Whisk it all together and add a bit of salt/pepper. Heat a teaspoon of butter or olive oil on medium heat, and then pour in your eggs. Don’t stir them. Just turn and fold them with a spoon, after the liquid is all set.
Omelets are a great way to make a delicious egg recipe that is very healthy. You can add veggies to your omelet, including peppers and onions. For a regular omelet, you will want to whist your two eggs with 2 tablespoons of cold water and a bit of salt/pepper. Do your skillet as you did for your scrambled eggs. However, as your eggs cook, push the egg edges into the center of the skillet until the entirety of the uncooked egg liquids that want to flow below becomes solid. If you like to add cheese or veggies, put them in half of the egg. Fold it over the other side of the egg, then put it on the plate.
To fry your egg, you just need about a teaspoon of a heart-healthy oil. Heat the oil until it is hot. Crack your egg and put it as gently as you can into the skillet. Cut the heat to low, and let the egg cook on one side for five minutes. The yolk will start to get thick, then you just need to decide if you want the egg sunny side up, or if you want it over easy. If you like a hard yolk, as I do, flip it over and cook it for another 4-5 minutes.