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Eggs are truly an underestimated food. We think of them as only purposed for breakfast but they are destined to be the star of much more than the morning meal. They are great for weight loss and easy to cook.
One large egg, or about 50 g, has only approximately 76 calories, 5 grams of fat (mostly the good kind) and 6 grams of protein. They also pack a decent amount of vitamins.
If you’re watching your cholesterol, you can try egg whites. An egg white has only 17 calories, almost no fat and still contains almost 4 grams of protein.
Ways to Cook an Egg
If you’re looking for different ways to cook a good, old-fashioned egg from a frying pan, you have many options. Or perhaps you just want to know the many ways you can order your eggs at the local IHOP. For starters, the most common types are scrambled eggs and fried eggs. But you can also go for some more adventurous options.
Sunny Side Up
An egg cooked Sunny Side up means the yolk and most of the egg remains uncooked. Once served, you can break the yolk and watch it drench your breakfast into yolky goodness. This is called a “runny” egg. To cook it, just crack an egg over a greased and heated frying pan until the bottom cooks well.
Over Easy is a common order and is very similar to Sunny Side Up. To cook, begin like it’s a Sunny Side Up egg but flip it when the bottom begins to brown. The yolk will still be quite runny. If you don’t want a runny yolk, cooking it longer will call it Over Medium and cooking it all the way through will make it Over Hard.
For orders a little more special, or albeit complicated, ask for baked or basted eggs.
For simpler methods at home, try boiled or poached eggs.
Egg Recipes for Easy Home Cooking
These protein-packed powerhouses are simple additions to any recipe and make for great bases in lots of dishes.
Omelets are hearty dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Stir two eggs well in a bowl and add to the pan. Let it cook evenly for a few minutes while the base hardens. Add in toppings like feta cheese, spinach and mushrooms. With a spatula, carefully pull up the sides to check the bottom and once ready, flip over in half. Let cook another minute then serve immediately.
Frog in a Hole
This classic can make anyone smile when served. Begin frying a piece of whole wheat toast on a pan. Using a circular cooking cutter, cut out a whole from the center of the slice of bread. Crack an egg and drop it right into the whole and let cook for about 3-4 minutes.
Eggs are Hard to Beat
Hard boiled eggs make great weight-loss snacks and whipping up some egg-packed recipes are delicious, wholesome and universally well-loved. Keep these ideas in mind on your next visit to the diner or while at home looking for a simple, healthy meal.