I will make an attempt to acquaint you at some length with the characteristics by preparing plain egg dishes.
There are the following plain egg dishes:
Coddled eggs are slightly cooked eggs. One recipe calls for pouring boiling water over the egg and letting the egg and water stand for 10 minutes.
A fried egg is an egg cooked by frying, typically in butter, cooking oil or margarine, for the purpose of eating.
When ordering eggs in North America, one is invariably asked, "how would you like your eggs?" This often bewilders visitors from Britain or Ireland, where this terminology is rarely used. North American may choose between the following methods (and refer to the British and Irish methods as "sunny side up")
"over hard" also called "hard" - cooked on both sides until the yolk has solidified.
"over medium" cooked on both sides until the yolk is fairly thick but still a liquid.
"over easy" also called "runny"- cooked on both sides (not clear) but yolk is still liquid. This is occationally called "sunny side down". Those aer also commonly referred to as "dippy eggs" or "dip eggs". Also called somewhere "treasure eggs".
"sunny side up" - cooked only on one side; yolk is liquid (the oil or fat may be used to baste the sunny side, however). This is often known simply as "eggs up".
boiled eggs are cooked by immersing in boiling water with their shells unbroken.(Eggs cooked in water without their shells are known as poached eggs.)
Hard-boiled eggs are produced by boiling until both the yolk nd the egg white are solid, while for soft-boiled eggs the yolk and sometimes even the white remains "runny".
omelette is a mixture of eggs, seasoning and sometimes water or milk cooked in butter until firm and filled or topped with various filling such as cheese, ham, mushrooms, onion, peppers, sausage and herbs.
poached eggs- a poached egg is an egg that has been cooked in vry hot but not boiling water, until the egg white has mostly congealed, but the yolk remain soft. A small amount of white vinegar may be added to the water to keep the egg white from spreading out.
The advantage of poached eggs over other types of cooked eggs is that no oil or fat is used to cook them and so they are healthier than other methods.
scramble eggs is a dish made from beaten whites and yolk of eggs (usually chicken). The dish often contains other ingredients. Cream, butter, milk, water or oil (used in China) will delude the egg protein to create a softer texture.
I think we might leave it at that!