Published: May 22,2017
Thank Instagram for bringing back this old food fad: yolks surrounded in egg whites so fluffy, they resemble clouds.
Appropriately named cloud eggs, the weather-themed breakfast food has surged in popularity recently because they look so good in social media pictures. For weather geeks, it's an opportunity to enjoy a weather-themed meal, and we'll always be fine with that.
It turns out, cloud eggs aren't too difficult to prepare.
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Here's what your cloud eggs should look like when they're done.
First, separate the yolks from the egg whites and whip the whites until there's a foam, as if you're making a meringue, Framed Cooks said. That should take 2 to 3 minutes.
Then, arrange the egg whites in rounded cloud shapes on a baking sheet and form a hole in the middle. Bake the whites for three minutes, then add the yolks to the middle and bake for another 3 minutes.
Finally, scoop them onto a plate and enjoy, but be sure to get that perfect photo for Instagram first.
Cloud eggs aren't a phenomenon – an old French recipe that translates to "eggs in snow" dates back to 1651, Serious Eats culinary director Daniel Gritzer told NPR.
And if you need one more reason to try out this new method of egg preparation, the Coventry Telegraph says it's a fairly healthy option. Cloud eggs have just 160 calories and require no fat to prepare.
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