Kitchen lore says that pre-salting eggs creates a rubbery texture. We decided to give it a test and find out the truth.
'Eggs' on Serious Eats
My put-an-egg-on-it philosophy applies to most dishes. Got leftovers? Reheat; put an egg on it. Got a salad or sandwich or pretty much anything else? Put an egg on it, please! But coffee? Put...an egg on it? Egg coffee, or cà phê trứng in Vietnam, is a special drink you'll find at select coffeehouses in Hanoi. If you like tiramisu, you'll probably like egg coffee immensely.
These flaky puff pastries are filled with wilted baby spinach, salty feta, onion-y scallions, and chopped hard boiled eggs. They make a great option for people who eat breakfast at the office—just make them the night before and they're ready to go in the morning. Beats bad bagels any day.
In concept, scotch eggs are incredibly simple—an egg wrapped in sausage then breaded and deep-fried. But as with most truly great foods, the sum is more than its parts. Even those who are normally put off by a hard cooked egg find it hard to resist one wrapped in sausage.
Initially, the combination of beaten eggs and potato chips might be a tad strange. But if you're like me, the more you think about it, the more it seems like absolute genius.
This recipe is very simple, but flipping the torta takes a bit of practice. Don't get discouraged, take your time, and be gentle. It may take more than one time, but you'll get it eventually. Once you give this dish a try the practice wont be an issue because you'll be craving a slice every Sunday morning.
Anyone out there who isn't normally a fan of Caesar salad should give it one more try, topped with poached eggs. The runny yolk adds richness, and the slippery whites add another texture to an already complex salad. Growing up in Toronto, my Dad (and namesake) was such a big fan of this dish a local restaurant even put in on the menu as the 'Sid Caesar'.
With last week's Salmonella 101 out of the way, it's time to turn to the practical use of eggs in cocktails. This week, we'll look at the roles that eggs play in cocktails, we'll rock just a little more science, and we'll examine several classic types of cocktails that use eggs. Let's get cracking!
You ever flip for a fizz? Are you sweet on sours? Eggnog aside, the cocktail world has three classes of drinks that traditionally call for the use of eggs, used either whole or in part. This week and next, we'll look at how to use eggs in cocktail making. We'll start, today, with a look at egg safety and the dreaded salmonella.
Every once in a while it's fun to get a little whimsical with your weekend morning. This simple brunch is an homage to one of the greatest children's books every written by Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham. These eggs are cooked very slowly over low heat to give them a soft texture. Use any type of ham you prefer, but I recommend a thick sliced smoked version.
It may be hard for some people to fathom, but there are some of us out there who simply do not like sweet things for brunch. And for those of us who need salt first thing in the morning, a big plate of eggy bread and some bacon can be just the trick. Eggy bread is a simple savory French toast that can be served with bacon, fresh veggies or any other savory topping or side you can think of. (I recommend ketchup.)
Since the first time I ate this dish it reminded me of my grandmother, even though my Grannie was not Japanese. It's simple, comforting, and wholesome, just like all the food that grandmothers should serve. When you wake up on a dreary Sunday morning and need something steadying, this simple dish of egg and rice can be just the thing to comfort you.
This traditional British dish is normally served with brown onion gravy, but a runny fried egg on top does far better at breakfast. Wrapping the case-less sausage in bacon and then browning the leeks provides a delicious fatty base for the batter to cook in, and helps to get the ideal puffiness that makes this dish great.
Breakfast food—no matter what time of day—doesn't have to be boring if you're willing to experiment, without sacrificing that essential "comfort food" feeling. That's the idea with this recipe from Bon Appetit, which takes spinach and wilts it down with cream, mustard, and thyme.
Created by two cheese mongers who needed a quick breakfast that was simple to prepare and used very few ingredients, the "hamekin" was born out of necessity. Ideally, use a combination of both soft and hard cheeses, but any kind of cheese will work. The type of ham is personal preference, but I like a lightly smoked variety the best.
This strata comes together quickly, and actually needs to sit overnight in order to reach its full potential. The next morning, take your already prepared brunch out of the fridge and toss it into the oven.
Every time I cook a frittata, I wonder to myself, "Why don't I make this more often?" Usually nothing more than combining some ingredients in a bowl with eggs, then cooking it almost all the way through on a skillet and finishing briefly under the broiler, it's the ultimate quick meal and a versatile platform for different flavors. Literally, you could put just about anything in a frittata and assuming what you put into it already tastes good together, dinner will be a success.
Enter Provencal Deviled Eggs from Cooking Light. Filled with bits of olive, caper, sun-dried tomato, Dijon, and various herbs, it's a fabulously briny, lighter twist on the classic appetizer.
The Colleen Bawn dates to at least 1903, when the recipe appeared in The Flowing Bowl by Edward Spencer. Driven by the spark of rye whiskey, the drink introduces two very big hitters in the realm of full-flavored liqueurs— Benedictine and green Chartreuse—and blunts their sometimes overwhelming impact with the richness of an egg.