Nowadays we can buy a wide range of eggs: from white, brown to free-range and organic. Whenever you buy eggs, buy them from the same supplier if you found a trusted one. But do not forget to always check the expiration date on the box.
You can also check the freshness of an egg by floating it in water. If it sinks to the bottom of the container horizontally, it is very fresh; if it floats to the top it is stale and you should throw it out; if it stays with its tip on the bottom of the container than it is less fresh but you can still use it. I was doing the test on the eggs I bought today and they seem very fresh. 🙂
Eggs are best cooked at room temperature, so you should remove it from the refrigerator 2-3 hours in advance. Sometimes time is not always on your side so taking them out of the refrigerator even a half hour before use should be enough.
There a lots of ways of cooking the eggs: scrambled eggs ( omleta ); boiled eggs, 4-5 minutes for soft eggs and 9- 10 minutes for hard cooked eggs. Don’t cook them longer than 10 minutes or dark rings will appear around the yolk. There is also fried eggs ( oua ochiuri ) which you cook over medium heat , occasionally busting with the hot oil to help the yolk set, for 3-4 minutes. And there is poached eggs. For this, you it’s best to use fresh eggs or they will break in the water.
One of our favourite breakfast meal is scrambled eggs. The combination I like most is with mushrooms, feta and olives. There are lots of variations that can be used when preparing them and most times, it also depens on what you have on hand in the fridge. It a very good way to use leftovers like grilled chicken and all kinds of veggies: mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, bell peppers.
- 6 eggs
- 3-6 mushrooms
- 6-8 green olives
- salt, black pepper, dried oregano
- extra virgin olive oil
Depending how hungry you are, there are also lots of options on serving this: just like that or
with fresh veggies or you can stick it into pita bread 🙂 Bon Appetitte !!!