Do you love eggs? Master these 3 egg recipes that I am going to cover today in this blog post and survive life (especially during tough times) with the skill of cooking the perfect omelet that you can enjoy for yourself and for your loved ones.
It makes a huge difference to wake up and start your day with a perfectly cooked egg.
This year has been pretty intense for me, and certainly it is for you too. That has been like a global vibe since the start of this year.
And though I made a personal promise to keep this blog updated with fresh content, katulad ng promise ng ex mo na hindi ka iiwan at sasaktan, I was wrong and failed. I got sidetracked with so many stuff going on. In short, di ko natupad.
But today, I’m glad to finally found the time. With a little bit of creative juices, I’m back again blurting my heart out with thoughts of food in my head.
Instead of cooking and serving our usual sunny side up, let’s learn how to properly cook few of the familiar egg recipes like a chef.
Why Egg Recipes?
I love eggs! Do you?
And with the budget taking it’s toll, we need to cut excesses or adjust spending. While waiting for our payday or maybe some manna from heaven, eggs are easy to procure. It’s cheap yet filling and satisfying. Plus, it gives your body the important nutrients it needs.
According to bbcgoodfood.com:
Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, which also includes vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. The egg yolks contain more calories and fat than the whites.(source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-eggs)
What’s great with eggs is, it is a perfect go-to ingredients for people who are watching their low carb intake and who wants more protein in their diet. If you are a follower of this blog, you may have read somewhere about my confession on diabetes. I was diagnosed with a with Type 2 Diabetes. But thankfully, with the help of low carb diet and intermittent fasting, I am able to control my sugar fluctuations. I don’t need to get tested. My body feels great and my brain is no longer foggy. Over time, my strength has improved big time.
My weight haven’t changed drastically because I have to be honest, I have more cheat days. But I can certainly say my health improved so much.
I’ve searched for some simple and easy to cook egg recipes to start with.
Let’s begin with best homemade omelets recommended by Tasty.
Omelet Recipe #1 : French Omelet
French Omelet is famous and technically challenging to prepare.
It is soft in the outside and custardy in the inside.
- 3 eggs
- Unsalted butter (European)
- Crack 3 eggs in a large bowl
- Add water
- Add salt
- Whisk the mixture
- Let the mixture stand for 10-15minutes to distribute consistent seasoning and keeps the fluffy texture.
- Use a non stick pan to cook. Set the stove to medium heat.
- Add unsalted butter into the pan.
- Add the egg mixture
- Using the spatula, keep moving the egg around. You should see smaller mixture.
- Reduce the heat to low, and spread the egg in even layer. The egg should be wet but not runny.
- Slowly and carefully roll the egg using the spatula.
- Turn off the heat.
- Add butter into the pan so it is easy to remove.
- Brush the omelet with more butter.
- Top with chives and sea salt.
Omelet Recipe #2 : American Omelet
- 3 eggs
- chopped onions
- chopped peppers
- ham (or any preferred meat)
- chedder cheese (or choice of cheese)
- Break eggs into the bowl.
- Add salt and whisk the mixture.
- Let the mixture stand for 10-15minutes.
- Cook the fillings. A quarter of filling for 2 eggs is an ideal ratio.
- Melt butter in the pan.
- Add chopped onions and peppers (or choice of vegetables).
- Mix ham or choice of meat.
- Transfer the cooked filling into the bowl.
- To cook the egg, add butter into the pan.
- Add the egg mixture to the pan.
- Use spatula to push to the edge to the center. The curds should be larger than the french omelet.
- The top should appear wet. Turn off the heat.
- Add the filling on top of the egg.
- Top with cheddar cheese.
- Cover the pan with lid and let it stand for a minute or two. The residual heat finish it off.
- Loosen and fold the omelet, and serve.
Omelet Recipe #3 : Japanese Omelet or Tamagoyaki
- 4 Eggs
- Soy sauce
- Mirin or sake
- Dashi stock (one tbsp per dashi per egg)
- Beat eggs until well combine.
- Add sugar, salt, soy sauce, and mirin. Adjust the amount how sweet to savory you prefer.
- Transfer mixture to a measuring cup so it is easy to pour.
- Set stove to medium high heat.
- Brush pan with oil. Use square pan configured for the Japanese omelet.
- Add egg into pan, and even the layer of the mixture.
- When the bottom of the egg is set, start rolling the egg.
- Once rolled, push the egg to one side of the pan.
- And repeat the process of oiling the pan, setting, rolling and pushing the egg until egg mixture is used up.
- Slice the rolled egg layers.
- Serve with daikon radish.
- Dip into soy sauce.
We may be cooking eggs everyday in our lives but cooking it properly is something we can look forward to every morning. So, that’s it for our top egg recipes for today. Simple yet cooked with style.