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Eggecelence: Easy, basic egg recipes

Lisa Kalabokis

Kid-friendly
Breakfast
All seasons

Eggcelence!

Poached Eggs:

Yield: 1 poached egg  

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar

Method:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, crack an egg into a ramekin.
  3. Stir 1-2 Tbs of vinegar into the water and create a vortex. Add the egg to the middle of the vortex and cook the egg for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and dab it on a paper towel to remove any excess water. Serve immediately.

Classic Omelette:

Yield: 1 omelette

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Herbs (optional)

Method:

  1. Crack the eggs into a small mixing bowl. Stir gently with a fork until well-beaten. Add the milk or water, salt and pepper, and any herbs, and set aside.
  2. Heat a 6- to 8-inch omelette pan over high heat until very hot (approximately 30 seconds). Add the butter, making sure it coats the bottom of the pan. As soon as the butter stops bubbling and sizzling (and before it starts to brown), slowly pour in the egg mixture.
  3. Tilt the pan to spread the egg mixture evenly. Let eggs firm up a little, and after about ten seconds shake the pan a bit and use a spatula to gently direct the mixture away from the sides and into the middle. Allow the remaining liquid to then flow into the space left at the sides of the pan.
  4. Continue to cook for another minute or so until the egg mixture holds together. While the middle is still a little runny, add the filling.
  5. Tilt the pan to one side and use the spatula to fold approximately one third of the omelette over the middle. Shake the pan gently to slide the omelette to the edge of the pan.
  6. Holding the pan above the serving plate, tip it so the omelette rolls off, folding itself onto the plate. The two edges will be tucked underneath.

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