Considered by man to be the perfect food, eggs are a healthy addition to anyone’s diet - they provide high amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals. One egg has approximately 75 calories, however, frying them in oil can more than double this. To avoid adding unnecessary calories to your eggs, try frying them in water. Water-fried eggs have no added calories and taste as good as their oil-fried counterparts. You need approximately five minutes to fry an egg in water.
Pour 1/2 inch of water into a skillet and place over medium heat. Bring the water to a boil.
Crack the egg into the center of the skillet and cover with the lid. Leave the egg to fry over medium heat for two minutes.
Flip the egg with a spatula, and place the lid back on the skillet. Fry the egg for an additional two minutes and remove the skillet from the heat.
Take the egg out of the skillet with the spatula and place it onto folded paper towels to absorb the water. Pat the top of the egg dry with a paper towel before serving.
If the egg sticks to your skillet, you are cooking it at too high of a temperature. Reduce the stove top’s temperature to prevent the egg from sticking.
- WebMD: Good Eggs
- "Eggs"; Michel Roux and Martin Brigdale; 2006
- "The Good Egg"; Marie Simmons; 2006
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