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Egg cooking tips
How to cook eggs
Eggs can make a valuable contribution to a healthy balanced diet, so get cracking! By learning some key egg cooking skills – poaching, scrambling, frying, boiling and omelette-making, you might just get some new favourite recipes and have fun in the process.
To become an eggspert cook, visit our dedicated pages to the left or watch our how-to cookery videos for simple tips including:
- How to boil an egg
- How to fry an egg
- How to scramble eggs
- How to poach an egg
- How to make an omelette
How should I store and handle eggs?
- Always look for the Lion to ensure the highest standards of food safety.
- Keep your eggs nice and fresh in the fridge, in the box, to keep them away from strong smells.
- Check the date stamp on each British Lion egg before use.
- Remove eggs from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking - this allows them to come to room temperature.
What can I do with egg leftovers?
- Left over egg whites can be stored in a small box in the fridge for upto 1 week or frozen in plastic bags for 3 months - remember to note the quantity and date on the bag.
- Left over egg yolks keep in the fridge for 2 days, make sure they’re closely covered. They don’t freeze so well though. Instead add them to mashed potato; use them to glaze pastry; or use them to bind together stuffings, meatball or burger mixtures.