FOOD FIX: EGG CENTRIC
EGG IN A CUP
Egg in a green cup.
Molten gold, white soft, sea salt
Crowned with basil flecks.
It's the original superfood. At only 75 calories, one egg contains 7 grams of high quality protein, 5 grams of fat (3.5 unsaturated), disease fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, and if memory serves me correctly, a shot of choline to potentially boost our memories.
For a time, the egg had been ostracized by foodies, but now it's enjoying its moment in the yolky limelight. Glad everyone got woke.
Here's a no-fail way to boil the perfect, buttery-soft egg.
1 large egg
salt and pepper, to taste
fresh basil, thyme or sage
While there are 100 ways to whisk, boil, poach or fry this humble oval, all you need to do is submerge a large egg into boiling water for exactly 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Crack the top, add fleur de sel and perchance some fresh herbs and pepper .... and there you have a breakfast a nutrient and protein rich start to your day or an end to a busy day.
Bacon strip optional, for naughty mornings.