Benefits of adding lemon juice to fried eggs
Fried eggs are a simple and familiar dish to everyone. Fried eggs can be served with hot rice, sticky rice, or bread and they are all delicious. Typically, when frying eggs, people crack the eggs into a bowl, add a little seasoning (salt, fish sauce…) and beat it evenly before pouring it into hot oil. Some people also add a little water to beat the eggs together to make them softer and richer.
Another small tip to make the eggs soft and fragrant, not fishy, is to use lemon juice. Just add a few drops of lemon juice to the bowl and beat it with the eggs.
The acid in lemon juice helps promote protein in eggs to form a structure with air pockets, making the eggs have a smooth texture.
When heated, the protein in the eggs will change, coagulate, and form a more solid 3D structure.
Adding a little lemon juice to raw eggs helps make the structure firmer, better retaining air bubbles and making the eggs fluffy and soft when fried.
Lemon juice also contains water, so it also helps make the eggs fluffy and soft like when adding water, milk, or other liquids to the eggs.
Note that the amount of lemon juice added to the eggs should not be too much as it can cause the protein in the eggs to coagulate or make the eggs watery when fried. To make a perfect fried egg, you just need to add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to 6 eggs.
Other tips for frying eggs
– Using baking soda
To make the eggs fluffier, you can add a little baking soda to the bowl and beat it with the eggs.
– Using white wine
Beating the eggs with white wine and spices will make the eggs soft and not fishy.
– Adding cooking oil
When beating the eggs, you can add a little cooking oil to prevent the fried eggs from drying out.
– Adding other ingredients
To make the eggs more flavorful and unique, you can add ingredients such as mushrooms, ground meat, carrots, onions, etc., to beat with the raw eggs before frying.
– Do not beat the eggs too vigorously
You don’t need to beat the eggs too vigorously. The fluffiness of fried eggs does not require beating the eggs until they are fluffy like when making cake. You just need to beat the egg whites and egg yolks with the spices blending together.
– The flavor of fried eggs will vary depending on the type of eggs
Duck eggs tend to have a stronger flavor than chicken eggs. Fried chicken eggs have a more attractive aroma.