How to cook eggs: here are the classic recipes for cooking eggs. Boiled egg, fried, poached, barzotto, omelette, omelette and soft-boiled.
Cook the eggsit is not as trivial as many people think. The flavor, as well as the nutritional properties and digestibility of the egg varies according to the cooking method. For example, did you know that aboiled eggcooked with cooking timestoo long it is "heavier" than a hard-boiled egg cooked the bare minimum? Already. A hard-boiled egg is lighter and more digestible only if the cooking times are right!
How to cook boiled eggs
Let's start with the first recipe for cooking perfect eggs! The boiled egg is a great classic of the kitchen. Once prepared you can cut it in half and fill with the most diverse creams (also obtained from the yolk). Or, you can use it to enrich salads or appetizers. In Naples then ... hard-boiled egg is used to stuff lasagna, along with cheese, ricotta, minced meat and ragù.
For all the details on cooking the perfect hard-boiled egg, I invite you to read the in-depth study dedicated to cooking times, in the article: how to make boiled eggs.
How to cook eggs
If boiled egg is a great classic, the recipes of:
- Fried egg
- Poached eggs
- Barzotto egg
- Soft-boiled eggs
In short, talk aboutboiled eggit does not mean anything! A boiled egg recipe can be as much that of a boiled egg as that of a soft-boiled or barzotto egg! Let's see them all.
Soft-boiled egg, recipe
L'soft-boiled eggis that morequickin preparation and cooking times. It starts with cold water, where you add your egg to be cooked. From when it starts to boil, you have to count 60 - 90 seconds! At the time of boiling, lower the heat.
Soft-boiled egg should be served hot. For a lighter recipe to give to the elderly and children or to find out how to prepare a soft-boiled egg in the microwave, I invite you to read the dedicated page:soft-boiled egg.
How to make the egg bazzotto
The bazzotto egg (or barzotto) should be cooked for the time necessary to completely coagulate the egg white (the white). The cooking must not be prolonged otherwise the yolk will also begin to solidify.
To prepare a quick egg you have to add the eggs to cold water and, from the moment of boiling, count 3 - 4 minutes depending on the size of the egg you need to cook.
At the time of boiling, lower the heat.
How to make omelette
L'omeletteis an egg-based dish quickly cooked in boiling oil or hot butter. It is generally used to serve it stuffed.
The stuffed omelette is stuffed with cheese and chives. Often the filling is made up of vegetables (courgettes or grilled aubergines, peppers, mushrooms…) or meat, especially cooked ham.
L'omeletteis a typical French dish while theomeletteshe is Italian! But what are the differences betweenomelette and omelette? The omelette is cooked only on one side and then folded. On the contrary, theomeletteit must be turned over.
For one more versionlight, omelette (or omelette) can only be prepared with egg whites, beaten with a small amount of milk. In this way you will put the yolks aside, it is the yolks that contain most of the fat.
What to do with the yolks? How about a good eggnog or marinated egg yolks?
Poached egg, recipe
Again this is aboiled eggbut… without shell! The egg white solidifies while the yolk remains creamy. The poached egg is rather "light", not in nutritional or caloric terms but in terms of digestibility!
Boil the water, lower the heat to low. The water should boil gently. Add some salt and a teaspoon of vinegar. Break the egg into a saucer and slide it gently into the pot where you previously created a vortex by swirling a spoon abruptly. Let the poached egg cook for 3 minutes, the time that the egg white will be solid.
Collect the egg with a slotted spoon, drain it and place it on the plate to serve.
How to make a fried egg
Commonly known asbull's-eye egg, L'fried eggit is undoubtedly the simplest to prepare.
It can be prepared on a non-stick pan or, in a classic way, in a pan with a light frying in oil. In fact, the classic recipe involves frying in a minimum amount of oil, just enough to not do itattackat the bottom of the pan.
To prepare it, just break the egg and place it in the pan. The fried egg will be ready when the "white" has solidified, leaving the yolk still soft.
You can serve it with freshly ground pepper and a pinch of salt.