Instant ramen may be the perfect cheap food. It’s good by itself, but there’s always creative ways to transform it into something better. My favorite thing to do is to crack an egg into the pot while my ramen is cooking.
Is cage-free better than organic? Are omega-3 eggs worth the extra money? Let’s break down the terms you’ll see on egg cartons.
Hello, and welcome back to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as tasty casserole creations. This week we’re taking a very British thing—the “fry up” or “full English”—and putting an American spin on it by turning it into a casserole.
Potato chips are usually thought of as a lunchtime companion—a crunchy side to your sandwich or wrap—but their time has come to shine as a breakfast star. Think of them as a low-effort breakfast potato, which is the best kind of breakfast potato, especially on those morning where frying something seems impossible.
Mother’s Day will be here very soon, and with it the expectation of some sort of brunch-y meal, lovingly prepared for the maternal figure(s) in your life. If you are the sort of offspring/partner who possesses a giant heart but no real kitchen skills, do not fret, you can still serve Mama an excellent morning meal in…
The green parts of the leek doesn’t get enough love. Almost every leek-containing recipe tells you that you don’t need them, that they’re too tough, and unworthy of you. This is all false. Though they are a bit tougher than their white counterparts, they have a lot of flavor within those hard-to-break-down cellular…
Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, thanks—but I’m trying to make the best of my body’s sudden refusal to sleep in.
It’s hard to get excited about steamed vegetables. When done poorly, they range from totally unremarkable to actively disgusting—but done right, they’re absolutely transcendent. As we head, at long last, into peak spring and summer produce season, I think this underrated technique deserves another look.
A lot of eggs are being recalled! More than 200 million eggs, in fact, due to a salmonella outbreak that has been traced to a North Carolina farm. This farm has halted distribution of its eggs, which have sickened 22 people. Business Insider reports the eggs were sold primarily at Walmart and Food Lion in nine states:…
Let’s be serious for a moment: without that crackling, crystalized sugar crust on top, crème brûlée would just be custard. It would be very good custard, but that torched sugar is what makes it special. Brûlée-ing however, is not an act that should be reserved for crème. You can brûlée all sorts of foods, bringing a…
Hello, friends of the immersion circulator, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we’re cooking up some creamy, custardy egg bites, perfect for grab-and-go eating during the week.
Look, omelettes are wonderful little egg dishes—particularly when they involve cheese and other fillings—but there’s no denying they require a bit of babying. If you want a cheesy, vegetable-studded egg dish that is much more forgiving of your dismal attention span, you need to start making frittatas.
Cold temperatures bring out carb cravings both sweet and savory, and the sweet potato is equipped to handle both. Not only are these babies the perfect base for all sorts of fillings, they provide a bit more flavor (and nutrients) than their paler counterparts, and can be enjoyed morning, noon, and night.
Plenty of recipes call for ingredients to be at room temperature—you’ve probably mastered the art of speedily softening butter, but what do you do when your eggs are chilling in the fridge, you’re ready to bake, and your recipe wants them to be room temp?
Fancy deviled eggs have become something of a trend. It seems that every little bistro and wine bar offers some sort of “elevated” take on the picnic classic, usually with a bit of crispy pork (or even caviar) on top. You do not, however, need a prosciutto crisp on top of your deviled egg for it to be good; the best…
Poached eggs are the super stars of brunch and the heroes of salads that eat like a meal, but many a home cook is put off by the process of cooking one. If you are skittish about dropping a raw egg into simmering water, relax, it’s not as hard as it’s cracked up to be.
Thinking of finishing off that soft boiled egg in the microwave? Or quickly heating up that already hard boiled egg because it’s too cold? Don’t do it unless you want insanely hot egg on your face.
There are lots of tricks to making poached eggs. Add vinegar to the water, swirl the water into a vortex, slip the egg gently into the water from a mug, plop the egg into the water so its momentum holds it together. Boil the water, simmer the water, once the egg is in turn the heat off altogether. Well, here’s my…
Scrambled eggs are easy to make, but they’re kind of difficult to make perfectly. Rubbery, dry curds are no good, but runny scrambles can be just as offensive. Don’t worry though, we’re going to show you how to make perfect scrambled eggs every time, no matter how you like ‘em.
Whether over-easy, soft-boiled, lightly fried, or poached, runny-yolk eggs are one of the simplest, most delicious things in the world. But with so many ways to cook an egg, we can often fall back on one way to enjoy that yolk: bread.