Recently its come to my attention that not everyone has eggs for breakfast every day. Pete and I have one or two eggs most days, if the hens have provided enough. We have a few tricks for preparing eggs quickly, so there's always time before work for eggs (if you're still worried about cholesterol, its ok, they got it wrong, you can eat eggs, read this and come back for my quick egg ideas). Now, if its just time that's holding you back, here's three quick and easy methods that we use to prepare our breakfast eggs.
Method 1: poaching pan This is Pete's favourite, I don't really like cooking the eggs in the plastic cups, but it is quick and easy. We wipe some butter over the egg cups and then crack the eggs in. Pete likes his yolks hard, so he just sets this up first thing and then gets ready, and 10-15 minutes later his eggs are ready to eat (don't leave them too long, if the water all boils off, the plastic starts to melt, we've been through a few of these sets!). I enjoy these poached eggs either on toast or just mashed up on the plate.
Method 2: Flat omelet
This is my preferred egg method. It is quicker, but you need to hang around and keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. I break two eggs into a cup and whisk with a fork. Then I heat some macadamia oil in a small pan (I have gas, but on electric, you might want to start the pan heating first), when the oil is hot, I pour the egg in. I flip it with a fork after a couple of minutes and its done. Sometimes I stir in spinach or other chopped greens from the garden.
Method 3: Hard-boiled in advance
If you really only have time to eat and no time to prepare in the morning, you can cook your eggs in advance. I sometimes boil all my eggs for the week on Sunday night, peel them and then each morning and I can just pull them out of the fridge. I eat them mashed on toast. Of course, they are cold this way, but that's quite ok in summer.
How do you like your eggs? Do you have them everyday we do? Do you have any tips to share?