cooking with eggs
How Do We Use Eggs?
Through brainstorming, students discover that eggs can be used to prepare many types of foods, toperform different cooking functions (depending on the dish), and can be served for mealtimes otherthan breakfast.Experiments using egg white for meringue, and egg yolk for mayonnaise are used to demonstratehow the unique properties of eggs are utilized in food preparation.The different functions of eggs are explored through research on techniques for preparing omelettes,quiches, meringues, souffles, and crepes.
Omelettes, Quiches, Meringues, Souffles and Crepes
Eggs Made Easy series, covers – Omelettes, Quiches, Meringues, Soufflesand Crepes
Students brainstorm a list of 10 foods that use eggs. Ideas can be recorded on the “How Do We UseEggs” worksheet. The following questions will assist students in identifying different foods andmealtime uses of eggs.
What mealtime do you associate with the foods you listed?
(Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Snacks)
What are some other foods that use eggs, that you may not associate with a specificmeal time?
There are a great variety of ways to prepare and use eggs in cooking. Discuss the following functionsand have students predict which functions eggs perform in the dishes they have identified. Findingscan be recorded on the “How Do We Use Eggs” chart.
–an ingredient that forms the basis for the recipe
–an ingredient that causes liquid mixtures to thicken or set
–an ingredient that is used to lighten the texture and increase thevolume of baked products
–an ingredient that is used to combine two liquids, such as oil and water,that would not normally combine