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Egg Essentials: 21 Tips, Tricks & Recipes

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Egg Essentials: 21 Tips, Tricks & Recipes

For such a basic food, eggs have caused quite a ruckus. Long considered the enemy of healthy hearts everywhere, eggs are actually one of nature’s purest forms of nutritional goodness. Inside its smooth, fragile shell, an egg contains most of the nutrients our bodies need, including a rich array of proteins, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.

Worried about eggs spiking your cholesterol levels? Don’t be. Research has exonerated eggs on that count.

It is wise to be choosy about where your eggs come from, though, since their healthy-fats profile, flavor and texture are all directly affected by how the birds are raised.

Pasture-raised eggs — with their rich, buttery yolks and tender, flavorful whites — are luscious to eat. But only if you know how to cook ’em right. As food writer M.F.K. Fisher put it, “eggs have been massacred for as long as people knew about pots and pans.”

Read on to learn the secrets of bringing out the best in this endlessly adaptable ingredient.

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11:57AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Love eggs.Great article with delicious recipes,thanks for sharing

5:09AM PST on Jan 20, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:32PM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Thanks! Sharing

10:53AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Having just bought 3 dozen eggs, still in date for only $2.97 as we are a bit strapped for cash and we have 5 dogs also, thought these were a good buy. I can make quiche, boiled, scrambled, poached, salads, frittatas etc, but could do with some other good ideas for nourishing meals with eggs as main component

7:29AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:06PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Great post--thanks Molly.

3:24PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

thanks!

10:27AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thanks for sharing this, eggs are very nutritious, and there is a lot of good information in this article.

7:47AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thanks

1:19AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

I like eggs. Over medium, where the whites are nice and set, but the yoke is runny... I like to dip my multi-grain toast, lightly buttered into it. I must agree that free range, cage free, organic eggs DO taste considerably better than the others.

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