|Room temperature eggs and tablespoon of water|
When I think about how I want my eggs prepared, I would have to say that it really depends on my mood. I like my eggs soft or hard boiled, poached, basted, fried, scrambled, or made into an omelet. Almost everyone knows what a poached egg is, but a basted egg? When was the last time you heard someone order basted eggs? What is that little known cooking method? It is basically a cross between a poached egg and a fried egg, that usies live steam to finish cooking the top of the egg. Basted eggs are a slightly healthier way to enjoy your eggs.
|Melt butter in the pan|
You're going to need a preheated non-stick, or stainless steel skillet with a little butter (okay I used more), with a drop of vegetable oil mixed with it to keep the butter from burning. You will also need some water to create the steam and a lid, preferably glass to hold the steam and allow you to view the cooking of the eggs.
|Slip the eggs into the pan|
|Just about time to add water|
|The steam off the top starts cooking the top of the egg|
To serve remove the basted eggs to a plate and serve with 3-4 slices of crispy smoked bacon and one slice of lightly buttered whole wheat toast.
|How do you like your eggs?|
2-3 teaspoons butter
1-2 drops vegetable oil
1-2 tbsp. water
Once the butter is melted and blended with the oil, gently slide the eggs into the pan, and cook about 30 seconds. When the white of the eggs starts to turn opaque and lightly set add 1-3 tablespoons of water around the eggs. Immediately place the glass lid over the skillet to capture the steam, and cook 1½ to 2 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. It’s ready when the white is set and the yolk has a beautiful white finish.
|Basted eggs, potato pancakes, apple-wood smoked bacon|
I just love homemade corned beef or roast beef hash with my eggs. I am looking for a great family recipe for those as well.
Where do you like to go for breakfast? Tell me where you go and why.
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