The versatility of eggs makes them one of the easiest ingredients to cook with. Wholesome, filling, a good source of protein and omega-3, it’s a wonder they haven’t been classified as a superfood.
On Monday, Kaya Drive learned that Kaya 959 listeners are particular about how they prefer their eggs. Whether it’s scrambled, sunny-side up, or in an omelette, there is one golden rule that cannot be broken, eggs are cooked in butter, only!
Yup, regular cooking oil will not do, because eggs have a penchant for soaking up the oil, and greasy eggs are a definite no.
Did you know there are dozens (see what we did there) ways of cooking eggs?
Eggs are also great as a main, tossed into some cooked rice and veg they become a Chinese staple, egg-fried rice one of Sizwe’s favourite dishes.
Eggs can also take on strong and bold flavours withstanding their distinct ‘egginess’ against spices and chilli. Try out one of the methods above and take your tastebuds on an egg-citing taste journey.
Health benefits of eggs
1. Eggs are an inexpensive source of good protein
2. Both the whites and the yolk hold many nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The yolk also contains cholesterol, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins D and E), and essential fatty acids.
3. One medium egg (boiled) contains:
- 84 calories
- 8.3g protein
- 5.7g fat
- 1.6g sat fat
4. Eggs are a useful source of vitamin D, which helps to protect bones and prevent osteoporosis and rickets.
5. When included as part of a healthy, balanced diet, eggs can help with weight management.