Are we really to believe the latest hype that eating eggs can be as bad as smoking?
According to a latest piece of research, egg yolks can further promote the clogging of the arteries. Another nonsense story from the media based on a piece of research that included a select group of people. 1231 to be exact -because folks didn't you know that 1231 is a large enough figure to represent the billions of people worldwide??? Also, the average age of people taking part was 62. Furthermore, factors that were not taken into account was the exercise, or lack of, these people did or did not do. A diet higher in other saturated fats - fry ups are not based on eggs alone, but for some reason this was not considered, and also alcohol consumption, all of which may also contribute towards a build-up of plaque.
Anyway, enough of the science bit - in short, I love eggs and don't like having them bad mouthed! They are cheap (if you know where to look), extremely versatile - where would our country be without the egg and spoon race, not to mention the various uses in homemade beauty products. They are a good source of protein, and think of the limitless functions they provide for every cook/baker.
My youngest is a very faddy eater but eggs in the form of boiled, scrambled and the old family favourite 'chucky egg', she will wolf down. Here is the recipe of her favourite scrambled egg which is so easy to make that if she was big enough to reach the hob I'd let her do it herself. Fully supervising of course!
- 1 egg per person
- 1 tbsp of milk per person
- Knob of butter
- Spattering of salt) optional
- Pinch of pepper )
- Heat the butter in the pan (I always use my frying pan).
- Beat together the eggs and milk and pour into pan.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Stir continuously to prevent it sticking.
- When it forms a creamy firm(ish) mass they are done.
- Serve on toast.
Of course, there are variations and everyone will have their own style to how they like their eggs. This is the recipe I use when cooking for children. If it is for adults then I will increase the ingredients. A simple, very quick breakfast /lunchtime meal and a great introductory recipe to get children into the kitchen.