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Egg Chart

How Prepared Ingredients
Directions
Tips
Soft Boiled
Water at least 1 inch above eggs Heat to boiling in saucepan; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 3 min. Immediately cool briefly in cold water to stop cooking. Cut lengthwise in half; scoop from shells. Gently place egg in water to prevent cracking before cooking
Hard Boiled
Water at least 1 inch above eggs Heat to boiling in saucepan; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 18 min. Immediately cool briefly in cold water to stop cooking. Tap egg to crack shell; roll between hands to loosen, then peel. If shell is hard to peel, hold egg in cold water while peeling.
Poached
Water at least 11/2 - 2 inchs above eggs Heat water to boiling in skillet or sauce pan; reduce to simmering. Break each egg into custard cup or saucer; carefully slip into water. Cook about 5 min or until whites and yolks are firm, not runny. Remove with slotted spoon. Hold cup or saucer close to water to keep shape and avoid splashing.
Fried - Over Hard Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Melt enough butter in heavy skillet over medium heat until frying pan is coated and hot. Break egg into small bowl; carefully slip into skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cook on both sides until the yolk is solid. Use care when flipping to avoid breaking the yolk.
Fried- Over Medium Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Melt enough butter in heavy skillet over medium heat until frying pan is coated and hot. Break egg into small bowl; carefully slip into skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cooked on both sides until the yolk is thick, but still liquid Use care when flipping to avoid breaking the yolk.
Fried- Over Easy
Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Melt enough butter in heavy skillet over medium heat until frying pan is coated and hot. Break egg into small bowl; carefully slip into skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cooked on both sides, but yolk is liquid. Also referred to as "runny." Use care when flipping to avoid breaking the yolk.
Sunny Side Up
Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Melt enough butter in heavy skillet over medium heat until frying pan is coated and hot. Break egg into small bowl ; carefully slip into skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cooked on one side. Yolk is liquid. Use care when flipping to avoid breaking the yolk.
Steam Fried Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Melt enough butter in heavy skillet over medium heat until frying pan is coated and hot. Break egg into small bowl ; carefully slip into skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low. A teaspoon of water is poured over each egg and a cover placed on the pan for the last minute of cooking. Use care when placing into pan and removing eggs to avoid breaking the yolk.
Fried Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Melt enough butter in heavy skillet over medium heat until frying pan is coated and hot. Break egg into small bowl ; carefully slip into skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cooked on both sides with a broken yolk, which is fried until hard This variation is commonly used in Asian dishes and in fried egg sandwiches.
Baked Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Heat oven to 325ºF. Butter cuke cake pans. Carefully break 1 egg into each cup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top each with 1 Tbsp milk or half-and-half. Dot with butter. Bake 15 to 18 min or until whites and yolks are firm, not runny. Insted of butter dust wit hcheddar cheese, parmeason or for a little heat pepper sauce.
Scrambled Butter, margarine, non stick cooking spray, olive oil, or bacon fat Melt enough butter in heavy skillet over medium heat until frying pan is coated and hot. Break egg into small bowl add cream or milk and beat eggs to whip air into them, when egg(s) fully beaten add to pan with spatula or wood spooden continually stir eggs until cooked to desired doneness. Add vegetables or breakfast meat of your choice to eggs.