Fast facts for the daily egg

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Fast facts for the daily egg

How to keep them fresh, how long should you boil them, best tips for the perfect poach. Easy facts to help you “put an egg on it” and everything else.

How do you tell a fresh egg from a stale one? Pro tip: a fresh egg will sink when placed in a bowl of water, an older egg will float.


Store eggs outside the fridge in a cool place such as a grocery cupboard where there are no fluctuations in temperature. If you prefer to store them in the fridge, keep them in the middle where the temperature is constant, rather than in the door. Also store eggs in the carton you purchased them in so that they don’t absorb food odours.


Coconut fried eggs
Runny whites are bad. When making fried eggs with a good cooked consistency either cover the pan with its lid or spoon over the extra oil onto the egg whites to help solidify them.
Try: Coconut fried eggs


Use the freshest eggs as possible. Adding a teaspoon of vinegar helps the egg white to coagulate and prevents those little white strands from forming on the egg.
Try: Poached egg with broccoli and burnt butter


Soft-boiled: 5 to 6 minutes
Medium soft-boiled eggs: 7 to 9 minutes
Hard-boiled eggs: 9 to 11 minutes
Try: Ni‚coise salad with warm soft-boiled eggs


Break the yolks, and keep stirring to a minimum.
Try: Skinny eggs with spicy Mexican tomato sauce.


Even heat distribution and a flat pan (not warped). Make sure they are whisked until fluffy. Add a little water or milk to make them light.
Try: The ultimate fluffy omelette

Discover more egg recipes here.

TASTE Article by: TASTE

The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.

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