How to make Soft Boiled Eggs
The other day we gave you a series of tips for cooking eggs, and today we are going to focus on the egg passed through water.
You know that in the case of water-borne eggs, time will be very important, so watch the clock, because depending on the number of minutes we will have one texture or another.
Once we have introduced the egg in the feeding of our children (you can read this interesting entry on how to introduce the egg in the babies.
we are asked the question of how to give it to you, and one of the options is to prepare an egg passed by Water, one of the favorite dinners in my house since they love to dip the bread in the yolk.
Child nutritionist and told us that the egg can be considered a superfood and the kid’s egg should take at least twice a week.
The egg is the reference food for protein quality because it has all the essential amino acids in the ratio more like human proteins. This is one of its nutritional virtues, but it has more: cholesterol, yes, but also lecithin that interferes with the absorption of cholesterol itself, fat-soluble vitamins A and D in the yolk and an interesting amount of fat.
proteins and vitamins of group B in the white. A whole set of nutrients in a food that does not usually weigh about 60 grams.
By the way that I surprise myself every time I prepare an egg passed through water because as a child I could not stand them and said I would never do them …
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How to make a boiled egg
We wash the eggs well with water and put them in a saucepan with cold water that completely covers the eggs, with a little salt, the salt is so that the shell does not crack.
when the water begins to boil the time, 3 minutes if we want the white and the little curdled yolk and 4 minutes if we want the white to be cooked and the liquid yolk. It is important during the first minute to remove the egg so that the yolk stays in the center.
When the time has elapsed, we take out the egg and put it under the tap with cold water to stop cooking. With the help of a saw knife, we break the shell from the top, serve it in an egg cup or in a bowl, add oil and accompany it with roasted breadsticks so that they wet the yolk.
Depending on the number of eggs passed through the water that we are going to make, we will have to opt for a more or less large dipper. However, it is essential that the water completely covers the egg.
When it boils, we add the egg carefully and cook it for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, we pass it through cold water to cut the cooking. If we skip this step, it will continue to cook and the result will not be an egg passed through the water with the liquid yolk, it would be a normal hard-boiled egg.
To break the shell without damaging the egg, use a saw knife and tap around it, preferably at the top. Then, remove this upper part of the shell to leave the rest inside the remaining shell. In this way, you can eat the egg with bread or a spoon.
Ready! Now that you know how to make soft-boiled eggs, you just have to put them in egg cups and toast bread strips. We have opted for was healthy as possible, but you can use the bread you like best. Also, you can add a pinch of salt to taste, pepper or oil, you decide! Of course, keep in mind that if you add any of these ingredients the calories increase.
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How to make perfect water-boiled eggs – TRICKS
In order to obtain perfect water-borne eggs, it is necessary, first, to know well the product we are working on.
Thus, it should be noted that the egg is composed of three layers: the yolk, the thick white and the thin white. The thick white is the one that covers the yolk and has a higher percentage of proteins, while the thin white is the closest to the shell and has less protein.
Each layer of the egg is cooked at different speeds and temperatures, which is why depending on whether we want to get a fully cooked or semi-cooked egg, we must cook it in more or fewer minutes.
In theory, the first thing to cook is the thick white, then the yolk and, finally, the thin white. For this reason, getting an egg passed through the water with the egg white well done and the very liquid yolk is really complicated.
However, here are the tricks to make perfect water-boiled eggs, which are those that show the liquid yolk and the thin cooked white:
- The ideal cooking temperature is 100 ºC, so if you have a kitchen thermometer, use it.
- If the egg is at room temperature, 4 minutes of cooking is more than enough. Now, if you cook just after removing it from the fridge, you need to add 30 more seconds.
- If more than one egg passed through water is made, it is necessary to increase the time, since the water temperature drops with each egg added.
- During the first two minutes, move the egg constantly to ensure that the yolk is in the center.
With these tricks you should get perfect water-borne eggs, however, the best advice is always to practice and learn from mistakes.
since not everyone has a thermometer to calculate the temperature nor are all fires the same. In the end, trying and knowing our products and utensils is always the key to success.
An egg passed through water, how many calories does it have?
The final number of calories will depend on two main factors: the size of the egg and the extra ingredients added to eat it.
However, we can say that an egg passed through medium-sized water has about 70 calories. If the egg is small, the calories decrease slightly, while if it is large or extra large they increase.