Eggs are more popular than ever it seems. Many had deserted the famous ingredient in the 90s in fear of high cholesterol.
But when it was discovered that eggs are low in saturated fat, meaning they don’t raise blood cholesterol levels, eggs were back with a vengeance.
Not only are they yummy, they are really good for you, containing high quality protein and a multitude of vitamins and minerals.
If that weren't enough, there's so much you can do with eggs. Boiled eggs, fried eggs, scrambled, poached, baked, omelettes — you name it. And then there are the numerous amounts of different spices and condiments you can use with eggs. Some people like good old salt and pepper, others ketchup or mayo, some like cheese, hot sauce... and more and more, a secret ingredient many are loving: soy sauce.
Yes, that's correct. According to foodies and chefs, soy is the ingredient that makes a huge difference when added to eggs — and there's even scientific evidence to back up why.
The reason is called 'Umami' — also known as the fifth basic taste.
The Japanese word comes from the beginning of the last century, describing a taste caused by glutamate, which gives a more brothy or meaty flavour. The ingredient livens the taste buds, evoking an intense sensation in the mouth and making you want more.
Umami is used as a natural additive in Asian cuisine, enhancing the taste in foods such as fish, seafood, meat, mushrooms, vegetables and yeast based products such as soy sauce.
In Asia, soy sauce is particularly popular to use in scrambled eggs.
All you need to do is add some when you are whisking your eggs in the batter right before you start frying.
For all you more savoury food fans, you will love this. In fact, the soy sauce helps even out the saltiness that sometimes comes along when cooking eggs.
Any soy sauce works for cooking this delicious version of scrambled eggs.
What are you waiting for? Why not give the Asian way of making eggs a chance — add some soy sauce to it.
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