While living frugally in Malaysia, an egg for our breakfast was a treat for me. Now, most of us can easily buy and enjoy eggs. Sometimes, we enjoy eggs without paying much attention to the eggs: from crispy fried finger food to sweet desserts, cakes, cookies. What are your favorite ways of savoring eggs?
For #AtoZChallenge on 2014 April 05 Sat, I lovingly share 5 simple & easy ways to enjoy an egg or more eggs:
1. sunny side up egg
2. steamed egg
3. soboro egg
4. cheesy egg
5. egg mask
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In this post, egg refers to chicken egg. Egg is an inexpensive source of complete protein as it contains all essential amino acids.
Essential amino acids are termed as essential because human bodies do not synthesize them.
A list of essential amino acids:
♥ phenylalanine (F)
♥ methionine (M)
♥ isoleucine (I)
♥ leucine (L)
♥ lysine (K)
♥ tryptophan (W)
♥ threonine (T)
♥ histidine (H)
♥ valine (V)
To remember, Fat MILK WiTH Vitamins as a mnemonic.
Besides essential amino acids, babies and children also need the following amino acids:
♥ cysteine (C)
♥ arginine (R)
♥ tyrosine (Y)
To remember, CRY as a mnemonic.
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SUNNY SIDE UP EGG
Normally, I fry sunny side up egg with a tea spoon of olive oil. Use sesame oil for a more fragrant sunny side up egg.
Some cherry tomatoes and bok choy mixed with tiny amount of sesame oil as happy companions:
Serve with green apple yogurt salad:
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Recipe is here.
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To make egg soboro そぼろ, also known as iritamago,
mix 2 eggs, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp anchovies in a bowl.
Cook over a frying pan over medium heat.
Use 2 wooden spoons (or 2 pairs of wooden chopsticks) to keep stirring the egg mixture to allow them to form fine granules.
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Melt a slice of cheese while the egg is just scrambled & still hot:
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I am grateful for the gift of luxurious Kose white mask. Once I finish using it, I am going to use egg white as a DIY face mask to tighten & tone our skins, a happy (bi)weekly beauty routine.
Egg white consists predominantly water (90%) and 10% proteins (albumins, mucoproteins, and globulins).
For a quick face mask, an egg white alone is sufficient.
If you have extra time, you can whisk egg white with any / some of the following ingredients:
♥ 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (masks the egg white odor & lightens skin)
♥ 1 tsp freshly squeezed orange juice (tones skin)
♥ 1 tsp honey (moisturizes skin with antiseptic & antibacterial properties)
♥ 1 tsp plain unsweetened yogurt (enlivens dull skin)
♥ 1 tbsp instant oatmeal, soaked in hot water (absorbs oil from oily skin)
1. Relax your face & apply the egg white mask for 10-15 minutes.
2. While on mask, minimize talking, smiling or laughing to prevent wrinkles.
3. When the mask has completely dried on your face, gently scrub it off using warm water.
The egg yolk can be used as an ingredient to make meatballs.
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Recipes that I also love:
♥ different degrees of soft-boiled eggs by Marc Matsumoto @ No Recipes. Thank you Marc! You are an awesome private chef, recipe developer & restaurant consultant.
♥ Chawanmushi / 茶碗蒸し / savory egg custard by ServicefromHeart