The finished dish can be used for salads and appetizers, just eaten for breakfast or taken to a picnic as a snack.
How to prepare the eggs
Before boiling, take the eggs out of the refrigerator about an hour to warm them up to room temperature. If you don’t, the shells may crack during the cooking process.
Be sure to rinse the eggs under running water so that no dirt is left on the surface.
How to boil hard-boiled eggs: wash them
You can also pierce the egg with a pin or needle on the blunt side to make the finished product easier to clean. This should be done carefully so that the point only goes in a few millimeters and does not damage the inner protective film. If there are cracks in the shell, it is better to give up cooking. More info here
Do you need to keep eggs in the fridge?
How long do you boil hard-boiled eggs?
The cooking time depends on the method. You will need at least 10 minutes, but may need more.
Ready eggs should be transferred to a container with cold water and leave for a while. This will make them easier to clean.
How to cook hard-boiled eggs on the stove.
Put the eggs in a saucepan and fill with cold water so that its level is a few inches higher. Add a tablespoon of salt, bring to the boil and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
How and how much to boil eggs on the stove.
Also put the eggs in a pot, pour cold water and add salt. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn off the heat, but do not remove the pot from the stove or open it. Allow the eggs to stand for 15-20 minutes.
You can also boil eggs in boiling water. Boil some salted water and gently lower the eggs with a skimmer or something else. Be careful not to damage the shell. Boiling time is about 10 minutes.
How to boil hard-boiled eggs in the multicooker.
Put the eggs in the bowl of the machine. Pour cold salted water, so that its level is a couple of centimeters above. Cook in “Steam” mode for 10-12 minutes.
To boil eggs in the multicooker on steam, put them in a special tray and pour into the bowl two to three cups of water. Cook in the “Steam” mode for 18-20 minutes.
How to cook hard-boiled eggs using the microwave
In a special container that is suitable for the microwave, boil water. Carefully take out the container. Using a skimmer or spoon put the eggs in it and make sure they are completely covered with water. Cover the top with a lid or plate. Leave for 20 minutes or slightly longer.
To make American-style scrambled eggs, scramble the desired number of eggs into a bowl. The standard serving size is 2 eggs per person.
Mix the eggs thoroughly with a fork. Lush foam is not needed here, the main thing is to mix the yolks and whites very well to get a homogeneous mixture. Always beat the eggs just before cooking. This way the egg mixture will be enriched with oxygen and the dish will taste more airy and delicious.
Melt the butter on a low heat and pour in the egg mixture. Wait a few seconds for the mixture to gently set, and then begin to move the mixture gently with a spatula, as if drawing a figure of eight (see the video version of the recipe for more details).
Always cook the dish over low heat, add salt only at the end of cooking and turn off the heat a few seconds before the egg mixture is fully cooked. The mass should remain slightly moist and glossy. These are the key points to make the scrumble tender and juicy to taste.
Eggs Benedict is a wonderful breakfast, which is a sandwich of toasted toast or bun with poached eggs, bacon or ham and hollandaise sauce. There are several versions of the origin of this dish, according to which the dish first appeared in New York (different versions speak of different people, different names and different situations of origin of eggs Benedict, but they all claim that it appeared in New York). Despite this, the dish is often attributed to French cuisine because eggs Benedict began to be cooked in the best restaurants in Paris.
Prepare the most delicious breakfast, please yourself and your loved ones with this great dish. Our step by step recipe with photos will help you prepare the most delicious eggs Benedict. From the specified number of ingredients you get 2 servings of eggs Benedict.
Bacon (or ham) 2 pieces
Shortbread (or rolls) 2 slices
vinegar 1 tbsp.
For Hollandaise sauce
egg yolk 1 pc
butter 50 g
dry white wine 1.5-2 tablespoons
lemon juice 1 tsp.
First, let’s make the hollandaise sauce. This amount of sauce is just enough for two servings of eggs Benedict.
In a small saucepan or saucepan (better to use a pan with a thick bottom to avoid the sauce sticking) put the egg yolk, pour white wine, add 1 pinch of salt.
Stir everything well and put the pot in a water bath so that the bottom barely touches the water, the water should not boil much.
We add the diced butter. Stir the mixture until the butter is melted and the mass becomes homogeneous.
Heat the sauce, stirring it thoroughly all the time, until it thickens about as in the photo. It is very important not to overheat it, otherwise the sauce will separate into yolk and melted butter. To avoid this, you can periodically lift the pan from the water bath and then put it back in to keep the sauce from overheating. Once the mixture has thickened, immediately remove it from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
When the sauce cools a little, add the lemon juice and stir well again. The hollandaise sauce is ready.
From two slices of molded bread, with a culinary ring or just a mug, cut out round bread toasts. You can use whole slices of bread rather than cut them out, but the slices of bread cut into circles will look much prettier.
In a pan without oil, lightly fry the bread toasts on both sides.
Then pan fry the bacon slices on both sides.
Making poached eggs
For eggs Benedict, boil eggs without the shell (also make poached eggs). Don’t take the eggs out of the refrigerator ahead of time, the colder they are, the neater the egg shape you’ll get.
Eggs are thoroughly washed, each egg is beaten into a separate bowl or bowl so that the yolk remains intact. We put a saucepan with water on the fire, salt it quite strongly and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. When the water begins to boil and bubbles begin to rise from the bottom, gently pour the egg from the bowl into the water, lowering the bowl as low as possible. The more carefully you pour the egg out, the better shaped it will be.
After we have poured the egg into the water and it has sunk to the bottom, we can spoon the white closer to the yolk. It is important that the water is not boiling hard, otherwise the white may break into pieces in the bubbling water. Boil the eggs for 2-5 minutes, depending on what consistency you want the yolk to be. In 2 minutes the yolk will still be quite liquid like in our photos, in 5 minutes it will have a soft creamy consistency.
Finished eggs take out of the water with a slotted spoon. If the eggs are not very straight, trim them a little to get a nice shape.
Now all the preparations are done, the only thing left is to assemble our sandwiches.
On a plate we put fried toast, on top – a piece of bacon, on it we put an egg and pour our sandwich with hollandaise sauce.
Eggs Benedict is ready! You can sprinkle them with herbs and black pepper, it will not only decorate the dish, but also improve its taste. Eggs Benedict should be eaten hot, so serve them immediately, before they cool