5 ways to cook eggs

I myself love eggs, and have them for breakfast every day, and it seems that many other people do too.

Why are eggs good though? Well they are packed with goodness - vitamin D, choline, folate, calcium, iron, selenium and protein! They contain on average over 10g of protein per egg, and are low in calories, so a real lean source of protein!

Here are 5 ways to cook eggs:

1) Fried

This is one of the most common ways to cook an egg, and probably the easiest. Simply crack the egg in a hot pan, reduce the heat and fry for 4-6 minutes.

2) Scrambled

There are two ways to cook scrambled eggs, in a pan or in the microwave. For the pan - crack a couple of eggs into a jug, whisk, add a splash of milk and pour the eggs in a preheated pan. Don't stir the eggs, simply turn and fold with a spatula until the liquid is set. Microwave - crack a couple of eggs into a jug, add a splash of milk, stir, microwave for 90 seconds and serve.

3) Poached eggs

Fill a small pan with about 3-4 inches of water and boil. Crack an egg gently into the water. When the whites turn solid, that's when the yolk is starting to harden. Lift out with a slotted spoon.

4) Hard-boiled

Place a couple of eggs in a saucepan, cover by about an inch of water, and boil. When the water is boiling, remove from heat and let the eggs cook for about 12-15 minutes in the water. Then remove, peel, and serve.

5) Omelet

A common recipe is a mushroom omelet. Simply whisk a couple of eggs together in a jug and add a splash of water. Slice the mushrooms and place into a preheated pan. After a couple of minutes, pour the egg mixture into the pan. Once solid, fold in half and serve.

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