Essential Eggs

As an ingredient, eggs are indispensable in the kitchen. They can bind, thicken, emulsify, clarify, and even leaven. They are also incredibly versatile on their own and can be prepared in a number of different ways: fried, scrambled, poached, hard-cooked, baked, shirred, and made into omelets and frittatas. Proper cooking technique is essential for perfectly cooked eggs. In this lesson, you will learn the basic methods for preparing eggs. You also will learn how to prepare a classic French omelet as well as an Italian frittata.

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