Eggs are an extremely versatile food. They are easy to make and they have so many uses, which makes them a great college food. Eggs can be a good breakfast, a quick lunch, a nice addition to dinner or a quick study snack—they are also good for building muscle because eggs contain lots of protein.
There are plenty of ways use eggs, but these five ways are the simplest, and I would say best, ways to make and use them:
1.Hard boil them to make an easy snack
This is the easiest way to cook an egg in my opinion. It makes a great study snack and can be a great addition to instant ramen. Hard boiling an egg is easy because the egg is sitting in hot water most of the time. Because I do not have to pay attention to the egg the whole time, I can do things like study or play video games while the egg is cooking.
To make a hard-boiled egg, place an egg in a pot and fill the pot with cold water until there is about an inch of cold water covering the egg. Then bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, cover the pot and remove it from the burner. Then wait 15 minutes. Once 15 minutes have passed, take the egg out of the pot and peel the shell off. I like to tap the eggshell a few times with a fork and roll the egg between my palms to break up the shell and make it easier to peel. Once the shell is off, the egg is ready to eat. Feel free to cut the egg and whatever you want on it.
2. Fry them for delicious breakfast
A good fried egg is a great way to start a new day or recover from the previous one. Fried eggs always get me energized for class.
My favorite way of frying an egg is doing it sunny side up because I love the richness of a runny yolk. To fry an egg, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, crack the egg into the pan and reduce the heat to low. The egg white should start to cook. If there is any egg white set up around the yolk, take a spatula and try to break up the egg white without damaging the yoke. When nearly all of the egg white is cooked, take the pan off the heat and remove the egg from the pan using a spatula.
If you don’t like a runny yolk, you can break the yoke with a spatula once you crack the egg into the pan. Once the egg looks firm and cooked, flip it and cook for another 30 seconds. Then remove it from the pan.
A fried egg can be eaten by itself or with nearly any other breakfast food. I like mine with toast and a cup of coffee, but feel free to eat it with whatever.
3.Scramble them for a fast breakfast
Scrambled eggs are the messy cousin of the fried egg. They are easier to cook than fried eggs, which makes them a good choice for when you need a fast and easy breakfast—when you wake up 30 minutes before class for instance.
To make scrambled eggs, crack an egg(s) into a bowl and whisk it with a fork. Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, pour the egg into the pan and let it cook for about a minute, then stir the egg once or twice. Let the egg cook some more and then stir it again. Keep doing this until all of the egg is cooked.
This should take about 2 – 3 minutes to make. I make scrambled eggs when I either do not have time to make anything else or if I’m too lazy to make anything else.
4.Use them as a condiment
This may sound strange, but a fried egg can be used as a condiment. A runny yolk can add a rich, delicious flavor to most meats, salads, sandwiches, starchy foods, and so on. Even though siracha is my favorite condiment, a fried egg comes in as a close second.
5.Make a fried egg sandwich
This is my all-time favorite breakfast food. It makes for a filling breakfast and an even better fast dinner. I make it when I have a lot of studying to do and need the energy, or if I just want something good to eat.
Simply make a fried egg and sandwich it between two slices of bread. I usually make mine with bacon and cheddar cheese, but you can add all sorts of stuff between the slices of toast. Tomato, mayo, arugula, spinach, avocado, sriracha, apricot preserves, ham, fried chicken, etc.
This is just a basic list of the ways eggs can be made and used. There are plenty of other ways to make and use eggs, so do not be shy about experimenting. After all, experimentation is part of the college experience.
Posted by: Logan