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How to Cook Eggs With Olive Oil

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author image Barbara Diggs
Barbara Diggs is a freelance writer living in France. A former corporate lawyer, she has been writing professionally since 2006. She has been published in numerous print and online magazines, specializing in travel, parenting, history and law. Diggs is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School.
How to Cook Eggs With Olive Oil
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Eggs contain numerous vitamins and nutrients, including protein, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Cooking eggs with butter or other saturated fats, however, minimizes those health benefits. Cooking eggs with olive oil is considered a healthy alternative to butter. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat that may help lower total cholesterol, benefit insulin levels, normalize blood clotting and lower your risk of heart disease. In Mediterranean regions such as Italy and southern France, eggs are regularly cooked in olive oil.

Step 1

How to Cook Eggs With Olive Oil
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Crack the eggs into a bowl. Whip them with a fork or whisk until fluffy. This will produce light, fluffy scrambled eggs.

Step 2

How to Cook Eggs With Olive Oil
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Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a non-stick skillet or frying pan. Heat on medium-low flame, allowing the oil to thinly coat the bottom of the pan. Do not allow the oil to start smoking.

Step 3

How to Cook Eggs With Olive Oil
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Pour the beaten eggs into the heated pan. Allow the eggs to set slightly, then stir gently with a wooden spoon until they reach the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

How to Cook Eggs With Olive Oil
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Remove the eggs from the pan with a spatula. Top with sprinkling of fresh chopped chives, if desired.

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