World Egg Day will be celebrated on 13 October 2017 this year. In conjunction with this celebration, we are going to write about the ways eggs can be cooked. When you visit a restaurant and especially if you order an egg for breakfast at the hotel’s buffet, they will ask you how you would like your egg. Here is how you can order your egg.
1. Hard scrambled
The egg is fully cooked, meaning the white and yolk are cooked thoroughly and not runny. The white and yolk are broken and mixed together in a pan while they are being cooked.
2. Soft scrambled
This version of scrambled egg is less dry than the hard scrambled. This can be done either by reducing the cooking time or by adding in milk/butter and whipping the egg before cooking it.
3. Hard boiled
The egg is fully cooked by putting the whole egg in its shell form into boiling water. Ten to fifteen minutes would usually do the trick.
4. Soft boiled
The white is cooked but the yolk is still runny. The egg is cooked using the same method as hard boiled by putting the egg into boiling water but the cooking time is reduced.
5. Sunny side up
The egg yolk is facing upwards and surrounded by the egg white. The egg white is cooked, though some parts may still be runny, while the yolk is runny. The egg is cracked into a pan and cooked until the edges are brown. The egg is not flipped at all.
6. Over easy
The beginning part for cooking an over easy is the same as sunny side up, except that when the edges are brown, the egg will be flipped. The other side of the egg will then be cooked until a film is made over the yolk. The yolk and also maybe some of the whites will be runny.
7. Over medium
This uses the same cooking method as over easy, except the cooking time is longer. The film over the yolk is thicker and the whites are fully cooked. Only the yolk is runny.
8. Over hard
This uses the same method as both over easy and over medium, except the cooking time is much longer than both. The egg white and yolk are fully cooked.
The egg is boiled in water but without its shell. The egg yolk is still runny inside.
The way the egg is cooked is a mixture of frying and poaching the eggs. Hot fats or melted butter is spooned over the egg while it is being cooked, then just as the egg is about to set, water is poured over the egg and the pan is covered until the egg is cooked to your desired level of doneness. You can choose well done if you like your egg fully cooked or a shorter cooking time if you like your yolk runny.
The egg can be put into a dish or tin and baked in the oven. Other ingredients are usually added in, for example tomato. The egg will be fully cooked.
These are the ways eggs can be cooked and how you can order them at restaurants. There are many types of dishes made out of eggs for example and omelette, where it is using the scrambled method and the egg is folded over other ingredients. Egg are used for cooking and also for baking.
Previously we have done an event which had eggs as one of the main items for the event. It was for our event called Threeasure Hunt which was in conjunction with Myle Enterprise’s 3rd Anniversary. We gave away gifts made out of eggs to the lucky winners of the event (which was a combination of online and live event where it was some sort of treasure hunt with online tips for the hunt). The eggs were edible hard boiled eggs. Some of these gifts would make interesting door gifts for your events. More of our creations and items for sale can be seen at our online store at www.myleenterprise.com/shop.
Eggs are not only tasty as food, they can be made into interesting gifts and decoration too. We wish you a Happy World Egg Day.