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Lesson Overview

Eggs are extremely versatile and an indispensable 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…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • identify the anatomy of an egg
  • understand how to buy, store and determine the freshness of eggs
  • boil eggs to either a soft, medium or hard doneness
  • peel boiled eggs
  • scramble eggs to achieve soft and creamy curds or large and fluffy curds
  • season and finish scrambled eggs

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: Eggs | Anatomy, Boiling & Scrambling 3 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Egg Anatomy 10 mins
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4. Buying, Storing & Egg Freshness 10 mins
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5. How to Boil Eggs 60 mins
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6. How to Scramble Eggs 20 mins
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7. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 2 hrs Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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What People Are Saying

Default profile "Great Lesson." ★★★★★
Default profile "good basics to know......" ★★★★★
Default profile "Simple instructions to be mindful of whenever cooking eggs." ★★★★★
Default profile "Very good primer on egg anatomy and uses. I found the task on scrambling eggs useful." ★★★★★
Default profile "It was interesting to learn about how to make fresh eggs and tell if it is old or young." ★★★★★
Default profile "Great lesson, nice recipes that I hope to get back to. Need some mouths to feed all this great food." ★★★★★
Default profile "Great beginner lesson. The recipes were easy and gave me a lot of confidence." ★★★★★
Default profile "Informative and quick. Love the videos." ★★★★★
Default profile "Very educational! I learned a lot!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Very interesting lesson." ★★★★★
Default profile "I've learn so much about an egg in this course. I never would have thought this deeply about an egg." ★★★★★
Default profile "Not sure I agree with the storage (Europe laughs at us for refrigerating), but such good base content here." ★★★★★
Default profile "very good lesson on eggs but very hard to understand everything about eggs if you don't know anything about them but still a very good lesson on eggs" ★★★★★
Default profile "This course and the others that I am taking are very comprehensive. I have learned so much. I never new why my hard boiled eggs had a green rim and my scrambled eggs were dry. My kids did the experiments with me and thought it was fun and delicious." ★★★★★
Default profile "4.5 rated I have been cooking eggs wrong for along time. I got a lot know how in this lesson." ★★★★
Default profile "Too basic. I would have liked more out of this video. I watched a video on youtube where they teach you how to scramble eggs 3 ways (American, English and French)." ★★
Default profile "the content in the lesson was perfect for the methods and dishes shown." ★★★★★
Default profile "This was a great class!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Very helpful and interesting." ★★★★★
Default profile "Even though I frequently cook eggs, I learned new things about how to determine the freshness of eggs and some new recipes." ★★★★★
Default profile "This lesson was fun & the recipes for Boursin eggs & Niçoise salad were delicious. Best “homework assignments” ever!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Great lesson!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Very informative lesson. The basic of an egg." ★★★★★
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Default profile "This was a nice calm learning eggsperience, sorry for the crappy pun there i just had to. : )" ★★★★★
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10 Videos | 7 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: Eggs | Anatomy, Boiling & Scrambling
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Egg Anatomy
Task 4: Buying, Storing & Egg Freshness
Task 5: How to Boil Eggs
Task 6: How to Scramble Eggs
Task 7: Lesson Quiz

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