Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Popular EggsChicken eggs are by far the most popular eggs consumed in the world but interms of how these are prepared, there’s just too many ways they are preparedowing to their flexibility in both sweet and savory cookery as well as their veryreasonable price and easy accessibility. Add to that, they can stand on theirown in a variety of dishes, with only a little salt as seasoning and yet providemuch needed protein and significant nutritional requirements.The most popular egg preparation methods and dishes are the ones you’ll mostlikely see in a hotel egg station as they’re the most convenient to execute evenin large quantities. There’s sunny side up which the yolks are intact and runny.Then there’s over easy, over medium and over well which are eggs crackedover hot oil or butter and flipped over then cooked further according to desireddoneness. Hard and soft boiled eggs do not involve cracking open the shelland instead cook them in boiling water until firm or runny. Poached eggsinvolve cracking an egg into simmering acidified water and cooked until done.Scrambled eggs can either be flavored with herbs like paprika or just lightlysalted. Beat the eggs and cook in a little cooking oil and butter until done.Omelets are a bit similar to scrambled eggs but more carefully prepared withthe filling contained inside the fold.In any type of egg cookery, avoid overcooking and serve with your favoriteaccompaniment–rice, hash browns, bread and a lot more. The permutations onhow eggs are prepared and served with are endless.For savory and sweet dishes, eggs contribute to the nutrition, texture andbinding effect in mixtures like quiches, meatloaf, burgers, cakes, custards, flansand a lot more.In terms of sizing, small medium, large and extra large are easily available inboth the market as well as grocery store. When your recipe doesn’t call for aparticular size, it is safe to assume that it is referring to large eggs. Unlessotherwise specified, use eggs in room temperature especially for baking whenfollowing procedures and ingredient proportions are vital for a successfuloutcome.
Fast becoming popular are free range and/or organic eggs which have beenproduced using more sustainable methods not involving the use of potentiallyharmful artificial hormones, antibiotics and chemical feeds which leads tohealthier chickens and eggs. Using these instead of conventionally grown eggsincrease the food cost but simultaneously significantly ups your market expenseas well.