Tips for cooking eggs

The following are a few tips for cooking eggs.  There are also some great tasting egg recipes that you can try.

Eggs in a basket
Eggs in a basket
  • Buy your eggs from a reputable retailer and look out for the Lion Mark on the eggs (UK), as this will show that the eggs have been produced to the highest standard, which will include hens being vaccinated against salmonella
  • If you are lucky enough to buy your eggs from a local farm, usually really great free-range eggs, it is worth just asking if the hens have been vaccinated and checked regularly.  To be extra safe, it may not be best to serve raw or partly cooked eggs to young children, the elderly or pregnant women
  • The best place to store eggs is in the fridge, a cool larder or pantry kept in their box.  Remove them from the fridge for about 20 minutes before you wish to use them
  • Always keep a close eye on the best before date on your egg box – we don’t want to use eggs that are out of date.  Don’t buy too many eggs at one time
  • A good tip is to break eggs individually into an old tea cup before using them so you vcan check each one and remove any broken shell
  • Always wash your hands after handling eggs.  Don’t forget that it is not just chicken eggs we use in the kitchen, but goose, duck and quail eggs as well

Delicious egg recipes

Quiche lorraine

This quiche recipe is for quiche lorraine. This recipe for quiche is great served with new potatoes and a green salad.

Scrambled eggs

This egg recipe is for scrambled eggs and is a popular breakfast recipe. This shows all you need to know about cooking scrambled eggs.

Spanish omelette

This egg recipe shows how to make a spanish omelette, sometimes spelt omelet or omlette. If looking for a recipe for omelettes, this spanish omelette recipe with cheese will be ideal.

Cheese omelette

This egg recipe shows how to make a cheese omelette, sometimes spelt omelet or omlette. If looking for a recipe for omelettes, this omelette recipe with cheese will be ideal.

Egg fried rice

This recipe for rice is for egg fried rice. This recipe for fried rice is quick to make and is great with a wide range of dishes.

Separate an egg

Being able to separate an egg is an important but straightforward cooking skill to learn. There are three different methods of separating an egg shown here.

Boiled eggs

This egg recipe shows how to boil eggs. Hard boiled eggs can be used in many recipes, such as salads. If looking for how to boil egg, this recipe will be ideal.

Poached eggs

This egg recipe is for poached eggs and shows all you need to know about poaching an egg. If looking for a recipe for poaching eggs, this will be ideal.

Bacon and mushroom frittata

This frittata recipe shows how to make a bacon and mushroom frittata. If looking for how to make a frittata, this will be ideal.

Tomato and basil omelette

This egg recipe shows how to make a tomato and basil omelette, sometimes spelt omelet or omlette. If looking for a recipe for omelettes, this omelette recipe with tomato and basil will be ideal.