Nutritionists have long lauded it, our mothers have drilled it into our heads from childhood and, to this day, many of us hold on dearly to this one simple truth: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And what could pack a more powerful, delicious, protein-infused punch to start the morning off right than the incredible edible egg? With so many ways to prepare and eat eggs, there are also a bevy of gadgets crafted especially for our favorite breakfast item.
Who doesn’t love a good omelette? Whether it’s a simply prepared one filled with your favorite cheese and diced onions, or a more elaborate gourmet version stuffed with smoked salmon, chèvre chaud, sundried tomatoes, scallions and fresh dill finished with truffle oil, there’s an endless array of omelettes that the creative-minded chef—amateur and professional alike—can concoct in the kitchen. To assist those unfortunate few whose manual dexterity is less than optimal, its Nordic Ware to the rescue with this specially designed nonstick cast aluminum rolled omelette pan that makes omelette making a breeze, even for the novice. Impress your family, overnight guests, even yourself with your newfound culinary omelette-making prowess.
When you’re busy prepping for that wonderful omelette you’re about to make and beating those eggs into submission, make sure you have the right gadget for the job. This silicone coated stainless steel whisk can get the job done with a bit of flair to boot. With an ergonomically designed handle that offers a better grip (and less chance of slippage while you’re frantically whipping), this dishwasher safe whisk won’t scratch your aluminum, ceramic, glass etc. bowls and the flexible loops sweep easily through the egg to whip it into a fluffy frenzy.
Along with simply boiling an egg, which doesn’t require the use of oils, butter or added fat, poaching is a healthy alternative to preparing eggs. And while there are less sophisticated egg poachers on the market, sometimes you just want to take a walk on the high-end side and see how the other half lives. This Calphalon nonstick poacher makes it easy to poach the perfect egg in style—up to four at a time with the included perforated nonstick cups with handles for easy removal. When not poaching, use the included pan for everyday cooking.
Sliced or diced, what’s your pleasure? You can have it both ways with this OXO egg slicer that pulls double duty. Slices eggs round or oblong. Swivel the slicer and press again for chopped eggs. Perfect for when you want your egg creations to make an aesthetic statement and make a great presentation. Makes slicing and chopping an egg much simpler—and faster—than using a knife.
Hard and soft boiled eggs are a joy to sit down to at the breakfast table. But what about when you crack the top of the shell and it breaks apart in little pieces…annoying, isn’t it? Instead of crumbled shell with your meal, now you can cleanly and efficiently crack the top of the shell and remove it in one piece with the Rosle Egg Topper. Simply lift and release the handle and the sharp domed edge does all the work. All you have to do is remove the shell and enjoy your breakfast, shell free.
Now that you have that perfect soft boiled egg and you’re ready to sit down at revel in the luscious flavor, wouldn’t it be great to place it in its own special cup as you use the Rosle Egg Topper to remove the top shell? The Cilio Egg Cup Set is the perfect accompaniment to cradle the beautiful egg you’re about to devour. This beautiful porcelain saucer-inspired creation has a built-in holder for the egg as well as special nooks for the salt shaker and spoon, both included. Now that’s living.
Jump start your day with these egg-citing finds and make your mother proud.
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Valerie Albarda is an author and freelance writer with an almost insatiable love of traveling and cuisine. She pens two restaurant-related columns for a local news website and is the creator of the food-centric blog, “Bon Vivant: One Woman’s Exploration of the Culinary Landscape.” Her recently released book, “Gettin’ Back To Happy,” is available on Amazon.com, as well as her two previous titles.