Scrambled – my personal favorite! Take your eggs and crack them into a bowl. Add a splash of whole milk and salt. Whisk the mixture until combined. Put a pat of butter in a frying pan. Once the butter begins to bubble add the eggs. Using a flexible spatula and begin on the outside and fold the eggs into the center of the pan. Continue to do this until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Keep in mind that the eggs will continue to cook once you take them off the heat. So make sure to take them off right before they are cooked how you like them.
Poached – this can be a little tricky, but with the right equipment you can make it easier on yourself. I use a little poaching pan. It has little nests for each of the eggs which are non-stick and this tray sits in a water bath for perfect even cooking. Cook approximately 3 minutes for runny & 4 – 5 minutes for soft. Poached eggs are great for breakfast, but also are great as an add on to steak or an Indonesian dish my husband adores called nasi goreng. It’s a spicy fried rice dish with a poached or fried egg on top.
Boiled – Fill a medium sized sauce pan with water. Add a tsp of salt. Bring the water to a boil. Take your eggs (it’s best if they’ve been at room temperature) and gently place with a slotted spoon into the boiling water. Cook until desired doneness: soft boiled – 6 minutes, medium soft – 8 minutes & hard boiled – 10 minutes. I really like hard boiled eggs and love what they add to my Mom’s Tuna Salad recipe.
Fried – I love to cook my fried eggs in bacon fat. I collect the fat from bacon when I cook it & keep it in the freezer in an airtight container. If you don’t have any you can cook some bacon ahead of the eggs and use the same pan. Coat the pan with bacon fat (or alternatively butter). Heat to medium high. Crack the eggs into the pan being careful not to crack the yolk. Lower the heat to medium and watch the eggs carefully. Tip the pan to the side and with a spoon collect some of the cooking fat and spoon it over to cook the top of the egg. Continue to cook until they are as you like them.