Eggs are the perfect source of protein, especially organic eggs from free-range chickens, chickens that have not been injected with antibiotics or hormones and have not been fed chemicals. Pasture-raised free-range hens which forage largely for their own food tend to produce eggs with higher nutritional quality in having less cholesterol and fats while being several times higher in vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.

Here are some ways on how to cook an egg that may make your egg dishes even better and tastier!

soft boiled egg

Soft-Boiled Eggs

Ingredients
2 large eggs
cold water to cover

Procedure:

1. Put a small hole in the large end of the egg. This keeps eggs from cracking during cooking.
2. Place eggs in water and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes for loose eggs, 4 minutes for runny yolks and firmed whites, and 5 minutes for firmed yolks and whites.
3. Run under cold water to stop cooking.
4. Crack open tops and serve in egg cups.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Ingredients

2 large eggs
cold water to cover

Procedure:

1. Prick broad side of the egg.
2. Place eggs in water and bring to a boil.
3. Turn off the heat and allow the eggs to remain in water for 20 minutes.
4. Refrigerate to cool.

How to Tell if an Egg is Hard Boiled:
Hard-boiled eggs will spin in their shells. Eggs that have not been cooked will not spin.

Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 tbsp heavy cream
1 tbsp sweet butter
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

1. Break eggs into a small bowl.
2. Add the cream and beat well with a wire whisk.
3. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet, then add eggs.
4. Cook on a low heat until eggs set.
5. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Then “scramble” it with a fork.
7. Slide out of skillet and serve.

Sunny-Side-Up and Over Easy

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 tbsp sweet butter
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

1. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet.
2. Break eggs, one at a time, into a flat saucer and slide them into the pan.
3. Cook on a low heat until whites become solidly white and egg yolk is runny. If you prefer Sunny-Side-Up, remove from pan after 2 1/2 minutes and put it on a plate. If you want an Over Easy, use a spatula and carefully flip eggs over. Cook for additional 30 seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Poached Eggs

Ingredients

2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

1. Fill the skillet or saucepan halfway with water and heat to simmer.
2. Break eggs one at a time into a flat saucer and slide into the simmering water.
3. Allow to simmer for 3 minutes until whites are no longer transparent. Remove from water with a slotted spoon.
4. Place on a plate and season with salt and pepper.

Basic Omelet

Ingredients

2 tbsps butter
4 eggs
1 tbsp heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt
freshly cracked pepper to taste

Procedure:

1. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet or omelet pan. Tilt pan to cover well with butter.
2. Beat eggs with cream, salt, and pepper. Pour into pan and tilt pan to spread eggs to edges of pan.
3. Cook over a low flame until eggs begin to set. Loosen eggs from sides of pan with a spatula. Tilt pan again to allow uncooked eggs to run to the sides. Carefully fold outer edges of omelet into the center to resemble a flat cone. Slide omelet out of pan and serve.

When filling omelet, spoon mixture onto center of omelet before folding edges into the center.

Source: wikipedia