By Ruvimbo Jeche
Every few years the debate arises about whether we should be consuming more or less chicken eggs on a regular basis. Studies have shown most people can consume up to 7 eggs a week without increasing their risk of heart disease. Chicken eggs are not only an affordable source of proteins and other great nutrients, they also consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol in healthy individual’s. There has also been substantial scientific research showing that it safe to consume up to 3 eggs a day in healthy individuals. The debate still stands however in regards to folks with underlying health issues as well as diabetes though.
Well whatever your stance on eggs here are our top 3 ways to enjoy your eggs
- Hardboiled egg
A hard boiled egg is cooked in its shell in boiling water. The “hard” refers to the consistency of the egg white (or albumen) and the yolk. Making them is simple. Fill a pot with enough water to cover your eggs by about two inches. Bring it to a boil and carefully drop in the eggs and leave them for 10-12 minutes. For easier peeling, place the eggs immediately in an ice water bath after boiling, then gently tap and peel them.
2. Hard Scrambled
The almighty scrambled eggs, when they’re done right, they’re absolutely my favourite preparation. Scrambled technically means that the whites and yolks are broken and mixed together. Hard scrambled eggs are cooked all the through.
- Sunny side up
A slightly different yet delicious classic, sunny-side-up eggs are essentially fried eggs not flipped during cooking and take less time to cook Sunny side up means your egg yolk looks like a bright morning sun. To make: crack an egg directly into your greased frying device. Then fry it until the edges brown, WITHOUT flipping.
Please note, there are over 30 ways to cook eggs and the fact is; eggs are versatile, even in the different textures and flavours they offer through different cooking methods. Regardless of how you use them, they enhance any breakfast dish and they stand perfectly fine on their own.