Egg Week is upon us – I know you’ve been counting down the days! Perfectly prepared eggs are the benchmark for any chef hoping to get hired, so pitch yourself against the professionals and put your egg skills to the test.
The say a boiled egg is the simplest thing you can cook – but you can’t tell you’ve got it right until you’ve cracked that shell open. Instead, I reckon the first step is a simple frittata. It can be as messy as you like, and you can actually see and test the eggs as they cook.
Next step is a perfectly poached egg. This requires very fresh eggs and spot-on timing, but the technique itself is simple. Once you’ve mastered it, get your friends round for brunch to show off.
Hollandaise sauce is delicate and luscious if you get it right (it’s also great on those poached eggs you’re such a dab hand at). Get it wrong though and it’ll split – nasty. Perfect this recipe to reach pro level.
How did you get on?
Beginner or pro? Tell us where you think you rank in the comments below.
And don’t stop there. These recipes are firm customer favourites and perfect for putting your skills to the test:
Have fun cooking,
Naomi, PR and Social Media Executive