Eggs are a staple around our house, whether scrambled, fried, or used in our favorite cake recipe. They are delicious for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which is good because we can’t get enough of them! You may think eggs are easy to prepare, but there are a few ways you can really mess up this seemingly simple dish! Keep reading to make sure you aren’t committing any of these egg crimes.
Using Cast Iron
It’s true, cast iron skillets are wonderful tools to have in the kitchen and are perfect for making pancakes, caramelizing onions, and sizzling bacon, but when it comes to eggs, you’ll want to switch out your pan. You may be able to season and oil the cast iron just right to cook your eggs, but the majority of the time you’ll just end up with burnt eggs stuck to your skillet.
Using High Heat
Eggs cook surprisingly fast, which means you never want to use high heat. Instead, oil your pan and warm it up on medium-high heat. Then turn it down to medium-low when you add your eggs in. Trust us, this is the best way to get the perfect texture for your scrambled eggs! No burnt edges here!
Cracking Into The Pan
This doesn’t seem like a big deal, right? So what if you want to crack the eggs into the pan in order to save from having to do another dish? Well, if you don’t want your eggs to turn out stringy and unevenly cooked, you’ll want to always mix your eggs together in a separate bowl before pouring them into a pan.
Starting With Hot Water
When it comes to boiling eggs, most of us probably default to bringing a pot of water to boil and then placing the eggs in the pot. But that would be a mistake! Start off with your eggs in the pot and then add room temperature water and slowly bring everything to a boil. This will ensure the shells don’t crack due to the sharp temperature change.
Peeling Too Soon
It may be tempting to peel your eggs right after they are done cooking, but that would be a mistake! In fact, not only will that end up hurting your fingers (from trying to handle a hot egg), but if you peel the eggs too soon, you’ll end up with a huge mess. Instead, let your eggs sit in an ice water bath for a few minutes, thus allowing the egg to cool and separate from the shell. Then, you can gently roll the egg on a hard surface and easily remove the shell.