Why don't my eggs taste great?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Xtina, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love eggs. And my ladies are laying the most awesome looking eggs! The problem is that the way I cook them makes them taste awful. I should have known years ago that I stink at cooking eggs, when I made my husband breakfast in bed and he put the plate on the nightstand and let it sit there until I came back from class. At the time I thought the problem was him, but after the omelet I made this morning, I have to face up to the fact that the problem is me!

    Here's what I normally do: Heat up olive oil in a pan on setting 6. My mom says I never let it get hot enough, which could be a problem. Fry the egg. Flip it. Serve it. How much more complicated can it be? Today's omelet involved beating the eggs lightly in a bowl and adding a little bit of salt and heavy whipping cream (which should have made them awesome, right?). Then I cooked the egg, added some cheese, flipped it over, and served. I could only eat half. It was bland! Not fluffy at all and with almost no flavor.

    I just don't understand what I'm doing wrong! Eggs should be the simplest thing to cook and I just can't make them taste good! I recently feed my chickens this very high quality feed from my local feed store and it's really improved every aspect of my eggs' quality. The shells are harder, the eggs are more viscous, and the yolks are dark orange and very strong looking. They should taste amazing and they don't. Help a girl out!
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I dont know..
    I've never used olive oil when i cook eggs..
    I use butter or bacon grease to fry them in.. [​IMG]
    Do you season the eggs when you mix them up?
     
  3. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had been experimenting with using rosemary as a seasoning, but I didn't do that today because I was hoping the baby would eat some, and he's supposed to be getting bland foods still.
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Don't use olive oil instead use butter. And it needs salt & pepper. Sometimes we also add a little garlic powder and Tony Chachere's cajun seasoning!!
     
  5. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, good tips. Although I know that eggs can be made well with olive oil, because that's how they're done in Greece and I've never had better tasting eggs! I wonder what gives.
     
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    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    They were prob just bland. I've accidently forgotten the salt & pepper before and they went straight to the dogs!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Bland is how I would describe them. After doing a little bit of research, I should have beat the eggs a lot more. Omelet cooks separate the whites and yolks and beat them both to death before gently mixing them together, which doesn't make sense to me, but I suppose there's a reason.
     
  8. grammypam

    grammypam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave out the cream. Add a tbls. water instead or don't add any liquid. I think you might like it better. [​IMG]
     
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    For fluff, add milk. For flavor, cook them in bacon grease, add cheese, salt, and pepper. Or salsa!!! DH LOVES them with a big heaping tablespoon of salsa in them, or cooked as an omelet with cheese and salsa.
     
  10. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really find that the eggs themselves can have different flavor, depending on the feed the hen gets. Hens that get a good healthy mixture of greens, grain, corn, and veggies, rather than just layer feed, can produce some excellent tasting eggs.

    I could see olive oil being used if you had heart health concerns, but butter is the only way to go for a really good fried egg. I like to let the white cook a little crispy around the edges, as I think it adds flavor. Salt and pepper naturally!

    On the other hand a soft poached egg can be pretty tasty, with some salt and pepper, and a dab of butter added after it's cooked. So much depend on the egg itself though..
     

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