That One Oval Shaped Food

They’re white, runny, and oval shaped. I would like to let you in on a little secret about Rocky’s favorite food. The egg is, and will continue to be one of nature’s most valuable assets to your limited budget if you buy and cook food in school. Why exactly? Let’s take a look.

  • Cost, for one thing. Eggs are cheap. Like 1.89 at Cub foods for 18 (or your local big grocery place, like Tesco/Schnucks/etc.).
  • Nutritional benefits. At 7 grams of protein and 78 calories, there isn’t a better natural supplement for people trying to get in shape. Next thing ya know eggs will count as steroids and they’ll be testing for the darn things in professional sports.
  • They are quick and easy to cook and can go on anything from your breakfast plate to a burger patty.

There is one caveat to address with eggs, and that is the longstanding rumor that they are too high in cholesterol. After a number of tests and surveys were taken by the powers that be, it was determined that this is false. Technically, 1 large egg does have 2/3 of the recommended daily cholesterol limit, but if you’re young and physically active, you have nothing to worry about eating 2-3 eggs a day.

Ways to Prepare

Eggs come with a few options, all of which I will stand firm by till I die.

  1.  You can flat out crack a few into a glass and drink em’ raw, risking like a 1 in 40,000 chance of getting salmonella poisoning. Before you run and hide from ever throwing some raw egg in a shake or something, just remember that when you eat that tasty cookie dough you run the same exact risk of being trapped on the toilet for a week that comes with the egg version of salmonella poisoning.
  2. Hard boiling. This has been a consumption method of choice for me lately, mainly because of how easy it is to pop a boiled egg in your mouth quickly in the morning or for a snack later in the day. You can either steam hardboiled eggs in those fancy schmancy dual pans like these for 12 minutes or put them directly in boiling water for the same amount of time.
  3. Poaching. It’s a little complicated for some, but poached eggs really hit the spot. Better invest in a pan for doing it though.
  4. The old fryin’ pan. Last but not least, frying up two or three eggs sunny side up has been my favorite for as far back as I can remember. Nothing wrong with the fried egg method either, but getting a pan hot with a little butter or olive oil in it and cracking a few eggs to let cook for 2 or 3 minutes has not let me down yet.

If you happen to be allergic to eggs, may God help you.