This Learn to Cook section has been put together to help give you the information and knowledge needed, to develop the confidence and basic skills required to begin making more recipes and meals at home from scratch for you and your family.
Being able to cook from scratch at home is the single biggest positive and lasting change we can make to our diets and overall lifestyles. It gives us control over what goes into our meals, saves money and provides one of THE most important life skills that we can pass onto our children, other family members and friends. Once we have mastered the basics of preparing and cooking simple ingredients, we can start to adapt, add to and experiment with countless numbers of recipes.
- 2 medium free-range eggs
- 1 tablespoon of semi-skimmed milk
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 thumb sized piece (around 15g) of unsalted butter
- Non-stick frying pan
- Small bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Break the eggs into a small bowl.
- Add the milk, salt and pepper and beat well together with a whisk or fork.
- Melt the butter in the frying pan or small saucepan on a medium heat, swirling it around with a wooden spoon or spatula to coat the bottom.
- Pour in the eggs and keep stirring on the heat for around 3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat but keep stirring until the eggs are just set but still soft and creamy.
- Once you've mastered the basic recipe above, why not try a few flavour variations: Before the removing the eggs from the heat, stir in a little-grated parmesan cheese or 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh chives.
Energy1310kj 313kcal 15.65%
Source of Protein
Eggs are a great source of protein, with one medium-sized egg providing on average 7.1 grams.
Vitamins and Minerals
Eggs are a good source of vitamins such as A, D, B12, B6 and B2 as well as minerals selenium and iodine.