How to Cook Eggs & Omelets

In this section you will learn how to cook eggs just like a professional chef. Watch close-up instructional egg cooking videos and learn how to cook eggs sunny up, over easy, poached and finally, learn how to cook perfect scrambled eggs. We will even show you the techniques you need to make perfect egg omelets.

Aside from breakfast eggs, eggs also play an important role in many of the dishes that we prepare and eat every day. Yet, despite their importance in cooking, many people don’t know a lot about eggs. So, we’ve also included some instructional videos on egg basics as well as videos on how to determine egg freshness and how to store eggs. From here, you can jump into a number of quick and easy egg recipes to test out your new knowledge. It won’t be long before you are an expert with how to cook eggs.

Let’s get cracking; shall we?

Video Cooking School Classes

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Eggs | Anatomy, Boiling & Scrambling

Eggs are extremely versatile and an indispensible ingredient in both culinary and pastry kitchens. Despite their importance in cooking, many people don’t know a lot about eggs.

In this lesson, you will learn about the anatomy of an egg. You will learn how to buy and properly store eggs and how to determine the freshness of eggs. You will also learn two basic ways to cook eggs: boiling and scrambling. Here you will learn how to properly cook eggs in water to achieve either a soft, medium or hard yolk. You will learn how to peel eggs and how to identify if an egg in its shell has been cooked or not. You will learn how to scramble eggs to achieve either small and creamy curds or large and fluffy curds. You will also learn how to season and finish eggs.

Whether you use eggs to make breakfast, a mid-day treat or dinner, with this lesson, you will not only know how to choose the best eggs for the foods you make, you will also be able to serve perfectly-cooked boiled and scrambled eggs every time.

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Eggs | Frying, Basting & Poaching

Fried eggs, as well as basted eggs and poached eggs, are popular breakfast items. These skills are not difficult to master but once you get the hang of them, you will be able to quickly and expertly handle the first and most important meal of the day.

In this lesson, you will learn how to properly pan fry eggs. You will learn how to season and cook eggs to the desired doneness – from sunny-side up all the way to over-hard and even crispy. You will also learn what basted eggs are and how to cook them to the desired doneness. Finally, you will learn how to properly poach eggs to a soft – medium – or hard doneness. You will also learn about the different types of liquids used to poach eggs, including butter, and how to poach eggs ahead of time to make service that much easier.

Whether served for breakfast, brunch or as part of a main dish, properly-cooked eggs are the sign of a good cook. With just a bit of practice, you will be able to fry, baste and poach eggs like a pro.

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How to Make an Omelet

The omelet is one of the fancier ways one can enjoy eggs. For many, it’s a Sunday brunch favorite where they can watch a chef make it right before their eyes. Served plain and simple, or filled with your favorite ingredients like a cheese omelet, a perfectly-cooked omelet can be a sublime eating experience.

In the professional cooking world and in culinary schools, the ability to make a perfect omelet is also a sign of a well-trained chef. The great thing though is that while it does take a bit of practice, making a great omelet is within everyone’s reach.

This lesson will guide you through the process of making impressive omelets whether they are plain, filled with various ingredients or made with egg whites. Omelets are delicious for breakfast, especially when served along side some golden-fried hash browns; however, if served with a nice light salad, they also make for a quick and nutritious lunch or dinner.

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How to Make a Frittata

Frittatas are delicious, Italian-style omelets. They are easy to make and can be served for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Because the flavor combinations are virtually endless, frittatas are never boring. Whether you prepare ingredients or peek into the refrigerator to utilize leftovers, frittatas are like a blank canvass ready to accept a variety of textures, colors and flavors.

In this lesson, you will learn how to make delicious and fluffy, frittatas. You will learn how to choose a good pan for making frittatas and how to determine how many eggs to use for the number of people you are serving. You will also learn how to properly prepare the ingredients for a frittata and how much filling to add to achieve a good balance. Finally, you will learn how to cook a frittata to achieve the best texture.

One of the best things about frittatas is that you don’t need a recipe. Just by having these simple techniques in your back pocket, tasty and interesting frittatas become an easy go-to meal any time of the day.

Cooking Video Techniques

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Egg Anatomy

This instructional cooking video on Egg Anatomy, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
Eggs | Anatomy, Boiling & Scrambling.

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How to Scramble Eggs

This instructional cooking video on How to Scramble Eggs, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
Eggs | Anatomy, Boiling & Scrambling.

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How to Poach Eggs

This instructional cooking video on How to Poach Eggs, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
Eggs | Frying, Basting & Poaching.

Instructional Video & Text Recipes

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Frittata | Bacon, Potato, Mushroom & Cheese

For a quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner, learn how to easily assemble this delicious Italian omelette.

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Boursin Scrambled Eggs

Irresistibly delicious and easy...scrambled eggs and Boursin cheese on toasted brioche. What a great way to start the day!

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Salade Lyonnaise

A classic French bistro salad. Baby frisée, bacon, a poached egg and home made croûtons are tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette.

Cooking Video Tips

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Making Poached Eggs Ahead

Did you know that you can poach eggs ahead of time? Poaching eggs ahead makes breakfast service a breeze. This simple egg cooking trick is used by most professional restaurants to speed up breakfast service.

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How to Separate Eggs

There are many recipes in cooking or baking that require only an egg yolk or an egg white. This quick culinary tip video will show you two easy ways to achieve separate the two.

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Pans for Making Omelets

This instructional cooking video on Pans for Making Omelets, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
How to Make an Omelet.

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Adding Ingredients to Omelets

This instructional cooking video on Adding Ingredients to Omelets, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
How to Make an Omelet.