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How To Cook Egg Into Ramen

Four Delicious Tips On How To Cook Egg Into Ramen

A great way to add protein and new life to your ramen packages is to add an egg to it. What makes this perfect is that it doesn’t add a ton of time to your instant noodle prep, plus it requires very low effort. Simply cook the noodles with whatever amount of liquid you will like. Then, determine what type of egg you would like to add to it. The egg can be poached, simmered, or even boiled directly into your pot of ramen. If you generally have your noodles without the broth, then you can opt for a drier cooking method for your egg as well such as an egg scramble and noodle scramble. In this post, we will explore four delicious tips on how to cook egg into ramen.  Let’s dive right in.

How To Cook Egg Into Ramen

Tip #1: Hard-Boiling Your Egg

  1. Hard boiling your egg in ramen is simple. To start, add your eggs into a pot then add enough water to cover them by at least an inch.
  2. Set the eggs on high heat and allow it to come to a rolling boil. Once boiling, cover the pot then switch off the heat.
  3. Allow the pot to sit on the same burner, in the hot water for exactly ten minutes.
  4. The egg will continue to cook from the residual heat in the hot water. Cooking the egg with the heat off helps to prevent the egg from overcooking and changing color or getting too hard.
  5. Remove the eggs from the water using a slotted spoon then ser the water back on a high flame to reheat, while you submerge the eggs in cold water. This stops the cooking and makes the eggs easier to peel.
  6. Remove the shells from the egg and lightly rinse under cold running water to remove any remaining shell bits, you may have missed.
  7. When the water returns to a boil add in your ramen noodles. Allow them to cook for 3 minutes or until the noodles are to your liking. Drain the water if you prefer to have just the noodles. If you like having broth with your noodles, move on to the next step.
  8. Add in the seasoning packet contents to taste along with any vegetables or toppings, if using, then stir.
  9. Slice your egg in half then use it to top your servings of ramen. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tip #2: Doing a Soft-Boiled Egg

  1. Soft boiled eggs make look fancy on TV, but they are pretty simple to make. To start you set 2 cups of water on medium heat to come to a light boil (you want to look out for small bubbles on the surface of the water).
  2. Carefully submerge your egg into the water with the help of a spoon.
  3. Allow to gently cook on a simmer for about 7 – 8 minutes. The time here is dependent on your preference for your egg. For a more set egg allow it to cook for the full eight minutes. For a runnier egg opt for 7.
  4. Lift the egg from the water using a slotted spoon then set to chill briefly (about 30 seconds) in an ice bath, immediately after removing it from the stove. This will stop the cooking process.
  5. Return the water to the stove on high heat. When the water returns to a boil add in your ramen noodles. Allow them to cook for 3 minutes or until the noodles are to your liking. Drain the water if you prefer to have just the noodles. If you like having broth with your noodles, move on to the next step.
  6. Add in the seasoning packet contents to taste along with any vegetables or toppings, if using, then stir.
  7. Add your whole egg to your ramen or slice it close to your plate so, your yolk can run into your noodles. Enjoy it hot!

Tip #3: Poaching an Egg in Ramen

  1. Set 2 cups of water on high heat to boil. Once boiling, add in your noodles and allow them to cook until they begin separating (about a minute and a half).
  2. Add in your seasoning packet and stir to create a whirlwind type opening in your noodles.
  3. Crack your egg in the center of the whirlwind you created then switch off the heat.
  4. Do not stir. Cover the pot and allow to sit like this for about 2 minutes. The residual heat will poach the egg and finish cooking the noodles.
  5. Carefully transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy hot.

Tip #4: Try Scrambled Eggs with Ramen Noodles

  1. Set 2 cups of water on high heat to boil. Once boiling, add in your noodles and allow to cook until the noodles are cooked through (about three minutes).
  2. Stir to separate the noodles then drain to remove the broth.
  3. Crack an egg into a separate bowl and set it aside.
  4. Return your dry noodles to a skillet then season with the seasoning packet or your preferred spices.
  5. Set over high heat to fry until they become slightly crisp (about 2 minutes).
  6. Switch the heat to medium heat, lightly beat the egg you seat aside then add into the skillet.
  7. Stir often to scramble the eggs with the noodles until the egg is fully cooked (about 3 minutes). If you don’t care for wet scrambled eggs, consider cooking your eggs for twice the time. So, about 5 – 6 minutes.
  8. Switch the heat off and transfer to a serving plate and enjoy hot.
  9. If you have leftovers, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You should be able to store it like this for up to 5 days. It is important to note, however, that your noodles may swell and soften over time.

Final Verdict

An egg is an extremely versatile ingredient that can add dimension to an average bowl of ramen, regardless of how you prefer to enjoy it. This post explored four amazing ways to add it to your ramen but there are tons more including sunny side up, dry frying, simmering, baking and so many other delicious methods you can consider for adding eggs to your ramen. Go ahead and give them a go and be sure to let me know how your food experiments go.

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