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Tips from Yolk Lover’s Guide #2 – 7.27.2017
- Staple groceries for fancier breakfasts every day
Keep your refrigerator stocked with versatile, staple groceries that you can use in different ways: • Cut sweet potatoes into “toast” slices for your eggs and save the leftovers for a hash or skillet. • Keep zucchini & squash for skillets, as a side, or for topping a breakfast pizza. • Cherry tomatoes complement almost every savory egg dish. • Spinach can be sauteed for a side, put on toast for a benedict, or act as a bed for eggs. • Prosciutto slices can pair with poached eggs for a benedict, be used for baked egg cups, top a breakfast pizza, or star in crostini.
(You’ll notice that all of these ingredients pop up in my recipes regularly!)
- Breakfast meal prep: Egg dishes you can save and bring to work
Want to make better breakfasts, but can’t find time to cook in the morning? Meal prep and a muffin tin can help! Many egg recipes call for multiple servings and keep well for reheating later. Easy eggs made in “cup” form using a muffin tin include: prosciutto or bacon egg cups, baked eggs in bread cups, and waffle cups. Other prep-able recipes that don’t require the tin: bell-pepper cups, puff pastry egg tarts, and baked eggs ciabatta rolls.
- What to make for breakfast when you have less than 10 minutes
(In subsequent guides, we’ll explore other timeframes.)
What egg breakfast should you eat when you’re in a rush? Fried eggs on toast: each egg takes less than 5 minutes using my lid method, or crack 2 eggs into a small pan at once. Dress up your toast with something flavorful like sriracha mayo while the eggs cook. 6-minute soft-boiled eggs, using an egg cooker or this quick method, can be sliced for toast. Egg-in-a-hole: fry an egg into a hole in some bread – it’s as quick as frying eggs on their own. Poached eggs on toast: Poach 2 eggs using my quick method, toast bread (or alternative like sweet potato), voila.
Tips from Yolk Lover’s Guide #1 – 6.29.2017
- Printable cheat sheet: How to Poach Eggs
When I asked what you wish was easier about making eggs for breakfast, 90% of you gave an answer about poached eggs. So I made you a printable cheat sheet for my tried and true poach method, available only to Yolk Lovers first! Download the image version here, or the PDF version here.
- How to fry eggs without flipping, but still cook the top
I find myself ruining a lot of eggs when I rely on the flip method for fried eggs, so instead I opt for the lid method: Crack the egg into the pan, let cook for about a minute, then cover for the last 45-60 seconds. Wiggle the pan to check that the egg whites have cooked over, but the yolk stays soft and jiggly, then remove from heat immediately. No egg gymnastics required.
- Hard boiling eggs: Stove-top or in the oven?
Are you in a rush? You may want to hard boil your eggs using the traditional stove-top method. Do you have more time, but don’t want to monitor boiling water? You may want to try the oven method. Stove-top takes less than 20 minutes, while hard boiling (using a muffin tin) in the oven takes over 30 minutes. Either way, peeling eggs after hard-boiling is more difficult if you use fresh eggs. My advice? Boil them stove-top at least 5 days after purchasing. Here’s a good recipe. In a serious pinch? The Dash egg cooker I use for soft-boiling can hard boil eggs in about 10 minutes (and they taste great!).