Lessons > Eggs | Frying, Basting & Poaching

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Lesson Overview

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.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • fry eggs
  • baste eggs
  • poach eggs in a liquid and in clarified butter
  • cook eggs to the desired doneness using each method
  • poach eggs ahead of time

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: Eggs | Frying, Basting & Poaching
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. How to Pan Fry Eggs
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4. How to Baste Eggs
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5. How to Poach Eggs
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6. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

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

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"I've found that when poaching eggs, it helps to put the entire untracked egg in the boiling water for about 10 seconds, then remove and put in your salt and vinegar. This seems to set the whites so they don't spread out in the water while poaching." ★★★★★
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"The question about the basted eggs I believe is wrong. In the video it says they are like sunny side up but with the tops cooked...how can you cook the tops without flipping them?"
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"having been a poultry farmer for almost a decade now i consider myself somewhat knowledgable on the topic but i learned many new tips and tricks for my own cooking as well as passing onto my egg customers. the information was easy to comprehend, seemed easy enough to rep[icate the techniques an d presented in very clear terms that my younger egg-farmer friends could understand. thank you again for another amazing lesson! Violet" ★★★★★
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15 Videos | 6 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: Eggs | Frying, Basting & Poaching
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: How to Pan Fry Eggs
Task 4: How to Baste Eggs
Task 5: How to Poach Eggs
Task 6: Lesson Quiz

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