Food

Watch How to Cook Eggs Over-Easy—Easily!

And even master the whole flipping-them-without-a-spatula thing.

You meant to make eggs over-easy…but ended up with ones that were just plain over-cooked. No more! George Weld and Evan Hanczor, the geniuses behind Egg Restaurant in Brooklyn, are sharing their egg skills with the world in their just-released cookbook, Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For. Watch the video to learn the simple process that will help you cook eggs over-easy (or over-medium, or over-hard) perfectly every. Single. Time:

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Here’s a written recipe with similar step-by-step instructions to what’s seen above, courtesy of Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For:

1. Crack 2 eggs into a shallow dish. If you get a bit of shell in the dish, use a spoon or fork to scrape it out (it’s a lot easier than using your finger).

2. Heat a teaspoon of clarified butter or vegetable oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Slip the eggs into the pan gently. If they sizzle, turn the heat down immediately or remove the pan from heat. You want the whites to set gently in the heat, not fry and sputter.

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3. Once the outer white is fully set and remaining white just opaque, gently shake the pan to make sure the eggs are loose from the bottom. Jiggle and shake the pan until the 2 yolks are in a line at right angles to the handle of the pan (if the pan is a face and the yolks are the eyes, the handle should be the neck).

4. Now comes the fun part. To flip eggs, you’ll move your hand in a rapid, vertical circle, like a Ferris wheel. You’re not really trying to launch the eggs out of the pan so much as guiding them up into the air and then catching them gently as they descend back toward the earth. Make your moves confident and quick. Holding the pan in the air, push the pan away from you in a slight downward arc, like you’re passing through the bottom of a loop-de-loop. As the pan starts to come up again from its low point in the loop, give it the slightest flick, as though you’re just letting the eggs know it’s okay for them to take flight. This flick is also what sets the eggs into rotation so that they come down on the raw side. Your hand should be moving back toward your body now, completing the top of the loop. Catch the eggs on the downside of the loop as they complete their flip while you lower the pan again.

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5. Assuming you’ve successfully flipped your eggs without breaking the yolk, put the pan back on heat and let it cook for 20–30 seconds, or until the inner white immediately around the yolk looks set (it’s hard to see from the bottom, but gently touch the egg just next to the yolk—if the white is still runny, you’ll be able to tell).

6. When the inner white has set, you can either slip the eggs out onto a plate straightaway, or if you’re feeling confident, flip them a second time back onto their pretty side. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

Food

Watch How to Poach an Egg Perfectly Every Time

It’s time to begin your fancy new breakfast life.

Poaching is the most difficult of all the egg-cooking techniques—until now, that is. George Weld and Evan Hanczor, the geniuses behind Egg Restaurant in Brooklyn, are sharing their egg skills with the world in their just-released cookbook, Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For. Watch the video to learn the simple step-by-step process that will help you master egg poaching once and for all:

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Here’s a written recipe with similar step-by-step instructions to what’s seen above, courtesy of Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For:

1. Crack eggs into individual cups. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a high simmer. Add about 2 tsp apple cider (or any other good-tasting) vinegar. Lower the edge of the cup to just above the surface of the water, and slip the egg in.

2. Let the eggs set for a few seconds before taking the edge of a slotted spoon and scraping it across the bottom of the pot to make sure the eggs didn’t stick. If the eggs are floating free, just let them cook gently in a simmering pot for 3 minutes.

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3. Remove the eggs one at a time with a slotted spoon, being careful to let all the water drain back into the pot. Check the egg for doneness: You should be able to see a well-formed orb of liquid yolk set into a gently-set disk of white. (Sometimes the inner white won’t set fully and it will make the center of the egg look a little bulbous— if that’s the way your egg looks, just slide it back into the water for a 20–30 seconds.)

4. Once your eggs are done, slide each one onto a plate, and pull away any unsightly scraps with your fingers. If any water puddles around the egg, you can either pour it off or sop it up with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Food

How to Boil an Egg Perfectly Every Time

Say goodbye to chalky, green yolks.

Boiling an egg seems like it should be simple enough—so why are there so many foul-tasting hard-boiled eggs in the world? George Weld and Evan Hanczor, the geniuses behind Egg Restaurant in Brooklyn, are sharing their egg mastery with the world in their just-released cookbook, Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For. Watch the video to show your egg carton who’s boss:

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Here’s a written recipe with similar step-by-step instructions to what’s seen above, courtesy of Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For:

1. Put your eggs in a one-quart pot with just enough water to cover them. Quickly bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as the water boils, gently stir the eggs once, and take them off heat (stirring helps keep the yolk from settling on one side of the egg).

2. Leave the eggs in the hot water, and start a timer. The times you want are:

  • Soft-boiled: 3 minutes
  • Medium-boiled: 6 minutes
  • Hard-boiled: 10 minutes

3. As soon as the timer goes off, dump out the eggs, and rinse with cold water (if you’re making hard-boiled eggs, plunge them into an ice bath). Serve soft- and medium-boiled eggs in egg cups with toast, if you like—just cut off the tops of the eggs so that you can eat them right out of the shell.

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4. With hard-boiled eggs, you can either peel them right away (it’s easiest to peel them while they’re still in the ice bath, before they’re completely cooled), or you can store them in their shells for five days.

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Eat These 5 Foods to Lose 5 Pounds

Easiest meal plan ever?

Want to lose five pounds the healthy way? All you need to do is pick up these five simple ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store and incorporate them into your daily meal plan. 

1. Whole Chicken
Its juicy, iron-rich dark and low-fat white meats mean lots of options for hunger-squashing meals rich in lean protein.

2. Endive
Addictively crunchy, the leaves of this pale veg—which have next-to-no calories—were made for dipping.

3. Red Grapes
They’re sweet and they contain a compound that can block fat cells from forming.

4. Snow Peas
These stir-fry faves may help turbocharge fat-burning by up to 30 percent. Woot!

5. Farro
A whole-grain-heavy diet can help blast belly blub—and this one’s chewy texture is low-fat.

Make sure you’re also stocked with the following ingredients:
Soy, rice, or cow’s milk
Chopped raw almonds, cashews, or hazelnuts
Lemon
Low-fat Greek yogurt
Italian seasoning
Red onion
8-inch whole-wheat tortilla
Gruyère cheese
Cinnamon

Now that you’re ready to create delicious fat-blasting meals, check out the recipes below!

BREAKFAST

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Farro Bowl
Place 1/2 cup cooked farro in a small, microwavable bowl. Add 1/2 cup milk and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir in 1/2 cup grape halves and sprinkle with 1 tsp chopped nuts and 1/2 tsp lemon zest.

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LUNCH

Mitch Mandel

Chicken Salad Boats
Mix 1/2 cup shredded dark-meat chicken (skin removed) with 1/4 cup grape halves, 1 Tbsp chopped nuts, 1 Tbsp chopped red onion, and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Spread on four large endive leaves to serve.

SNACK

Mitch Mandel

Veggie Dippers
Mix together 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Serve with 1/3 head endive and 1/2 cup snow peas for dipping.

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DINNER

Mitch Mandel

Chicken Endive Flatbread
Add 1/2 tsp olive oil to a pan on medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup sliced red onion and cook, stirring frequently, until caramelized, about 20 minutes. Top a tortilla with 1/4 cup shredded Gruyère cheese, 1/2 cup shredded endive, and the onion. Bake in a 425°F oven until the tortilla is lightly browned and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Halfway through, top with 1/2 cup fully cooked diced white-meat chicken.
 

DESSERT

Mitch Mandel

Roasted Grapes with Yogurt
Arrange 15 grapes on a cookie tray and drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Bake at 450°F until skins become firm, approximately 15 minutes. Top with 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt to serve.

For more healthy recipes and easy weight-loss tips, pick up the April 2015 issue of Women’s Health, on newsstands now.

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