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How To Order Eggs At A Restaurant - Different Ways To Cook An Egg

egg on sandwich at Forklift & Palate Restaurant in Manheim, PA
by Forklift & Palate on May 17, 2019

Eggs are good for more than eggcellent puns. They're one of those foods you can prepare in many different ways. While we all have our favorite egg choices, it's always a good idea to try new things!

egg on sandwich at Forklift & Palate Restaurant in Manheim, PA

If you're new to the world of eggs, you may be unfamiliar with the various ways you can savor them. Here's a look at several different ways to cook eggs and how you can order them when you're at a restaurant.

How to Order Eggs

When you want eggs, it's important to think about what kind you're in the mood for. Different styles come with different tastes and textures. We recommend reading the menu first. Pay attention to what egg dishes catch your attention. From there, you can decide how you'd like them cooked.

The 9 Different Ways to Cook Eggs

Here's a closer look at nine different ways to cook eggs:

  • Hard Boiled: These eggs cook for 10-12 minutes. After removing their shell, you're left with a soft white outside and solid yolk inside. You can eat them by themselves, put them in salads or other dishes or sprinkle them with salt to your taste.
  • Soft Boiled: Soft boiled eggs take half as long to cook as hard-boiled ones — five to six minutes. The results of this cooking style feature smooth white outsides and creamy yellow insides.
  • Sunny Side Up: From the time you crack your egg into the skillet, it stays facing up. In other words, you don't flip it. Simply wait until the sunny side up part of the egg turns an opaque white color. You'll know when it's done!
  • Over Easy: Over easy eggs are quick and simple to make. Crack your egg into a hot pan and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the sides begin to turn white, flip the egg over. Over easy eggs are runny on the inside and crispy on the outside.
  • Over Hard: Over hard eggs are the same as over easy except that their middle is solid. If you dislike the runny texture of egg yolk, this is a perfect option.
  • Scrambled: Scrambled eggs are among the most popular ways to eat eggs. If you like the sound of light, fluffy and airy, this is your style.
  • Eggs Benedict: This famous egg dish involves ham, biscuits and hollandaise sauce, but poached eggs are the star of this meal. This type of egg cooks freely in a pot of hot water. The result? A perfectly delicate and runny yolk.
  • Omelets: This egg dish features scrambled eggs plus your favorite veggie and meat toppings.

Discover your next favorite egg dish at Forklift & Palate. Check out our breakfast menu today!

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