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The perfect egg : a fresh take on recipes for morning, noon, and night
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Few foods are as essential and as versatile as the egg, and this aptly named cookbook makes its point with smart instruction and stylish design. The authors of Tiny Food Party and the blog Spoon Fork Bacon have a knack for reinventing the familiar with global accents and creative presentation. The "Eggs 101" chapter lays out some fundamental techniques (scrambling, poaching, boiling), plus recipes for classic sauces, doughs, and breads. From there, the subject is divided into mealtimes: morning could be Mediterranean-style egg boats on ciabatta with spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes, or Korean gyeran bbang, pancake-wrapped egg sandwiches. Afternoon offers a plethora of egg-salad variations and an updated salade Lyonnaise with anchovy vinaigrette. For evenings, there's a poached-yolk stuffed ravioli, or a Japanese shrimp pancake. Naturally, desserts such as soufflés and cakes are represented as well-including Brazilian quindim custards and beignets made with duck eggs. In the end, the cookbook achieves that winning combination of practical and enjoyable. Color photos. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Eggs are one of the world's superstar foods- inexpensive, protein-rich, versatile, and easily renewable. Every food culture has its own take on eggs-for breakfast, lunch, and dinner-and the dazzling variety of dishes in The Perfect Egg is not to be missed. The ladies behind the popular blog Spoon Fork Bacon challenge us to set aside our usual over-easy assumptions and reimagine eggs- from Beet Fettuccine Carbonara to Spicy Korean Bibimbap, and from Baked Egg Boats to Tea Eggs. Along the way, they unscramble the history of egg cultivation and consumption, and crack open the story on egg anatomy, egg types, and what the grading system really means. Additionally, they cover the do's and don'ts of important techniques from boiling to aerating to pickling eggs. The Perfect Egg is a fresh, unique, and singularly modern take on the most humble of foods.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vi
EGG Info
All About Eggsp. 2
From Family Farm to Factory Farmp. 2
Grading and Sizing Eggsp. 2
Decoding Egg Cartonsp. 3
Egg Varietiesp. 4
Anatomy of an Eggp. 7
Egg 101: Basics
Cooking Techniquesp. 11
French Omelet
Preserved (Salted)
Handling and Storagep. 13
Sauces and Condimentsp. 15
Egg Butter
Hollandaise Sauce
Béarnaise Sauce
Crème Anglaise
Pasta Doughsp. 19
Basic Egg Pasta
Chinese Egg Noodles
No-Yolk Egg Pasta
Breadsp. 23
Brioche Buns
Soft Pretzels
Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
Mediterranean-Style Baked Egg Boatsp. 31
Arepa de Huevop. 32
Blackberry-Stuffed Croissant French Toastp. 35
Egg Bhurjip. 36
Egg Cloudsp. 39
Huevos Rancherosp. 40
KhaiYatSaip. 43
Quichep. 44
Three Meat
Spinach & Feta
Sun-Dried Tomato & Artichoke
Caramelized Leek & Swiss
Wild Mushroom & Smoked Gouda
All White
Gyeran Bbangp. 47
Peppered Pastrami Egg Benedictp. 48
Kaya Toastp. 51
Frittatap. 52
Five Herb
Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese
Pancetta & Caramelized Onion
Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato
Sausage, Fennel & Anjgula
O'Brien Style
Spinach and Feta
Smoked Salmon
Mini Toad-in-a-Hole Sandwichesp. 55
Havarti-Dill Popoversp. 56
Buttermilk Pancakesp. 39
Raspberry & Ricotto
Carrot Coke
Sausage & White Cheddar
Bacon & Chive
Choi-Whole Wheat
Chocolate Chip & Orange
Cocoa & Cranberry
Blueberry, Lemon & Poppy Seed
Dutch Babyp. 63
Corn and Green Onion Fritters with a Bacon-Honey Drizzlep. 66
Parmesan Popcorn Puffsp. 69
Tea Eggsp. 70
Matcha Kimi Ballsp. 73
Gochu Jeonp. 74
Homemade Crackersp. 77
Deviled Eggsp. 78
Dili & Pickle
Ginger & Sesame
Three Herb
Sautéed Shollot & Pancetta
Sun-Dried Tomato
Snracha & Crocked Pepper
Beef Tartarep. 81
Sweet Potato-Egg Shoapp. 82
Herb and Cheese Macaronsp. 85
Chawanmuship. 89
Hot and Sour Soupp. 90
Avgolemono Soupp. 93
Updated Salade Lyonnaisep. 94
Charred Caesar Saladp. 97
No Leafy Greens Saladp. 98
Egg Salad Sandwichesp. 101
Coper & Dill
Olive & Whole-Groin Mustard
Bacon, Avocado, & Red Onion
Four Herb
Green Onion & Sesame
Jolopeño & Cilantro
Egg White
Beef Empanadasp. 102
Garlic and Green Onion Noodle Kugelp. 105
Croque-Madamep. 108
Dolsot Bibimbapp. 110
Shrimp Okonomiyakip. 112
Poached Yolk-Stuffed Raviolip. 115
Roasted Bone Marrowp. 116
Spaetzle with Swedish Meatballsp. 119
Savory Stratap. 122
Pasta Carbonarap. 125
Green Onion Fried Black Ricep. 126
Creamy Lemon Curd Tartp. 130
Spicy Chocolate Moussep. 133
Brick Toastp. 134
Vanilla Bean Semifreddo Barsp. 137
Pavlova with Crème Anglaise and Berriesp. 139
Quindimp. 140
Crème Brûléep. 143
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut-Pecan Macaroon Barsp. 144
Peaches 'n' Cream Cakep. 147
Foi Thongp. 148
Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Pound Cakep. 151
Chocolate-Orange Soufflép. 152
Cranberry Cornmeal Cookiesp. 154
Beignetsp. 157
Dobos Tortep. 77
Frozen Custardp. 161
Matcha & Black Sesame
Cake Batter
Salted Caramel
Raspberry & Coconut
Blackberry & Merlot
Acknowledgementsp. 164
Indexp. 165
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