Now that official guidelines say that you don't need to restrict your egg intake for health reasons, there's no reason to hold back! Enjoy eggs in so many ways, from omelettes to breakfast and beyond.
Obviously every single one of us has a personal preference as to precisely how we like our eggs cooked. Over the years I have found a method that is both simple and reliable, and the various timings set out here seem to accommodate all tastes.
The key to success here is freshness. So remember the horizontal position in a glass and the plump yolk with its inner gelatinous circle of white
Delia shows how easy it is to make scrambled eggs just the way you like them
It helps if you separate the whites into a cup first before adding them to the bowl, then if one breaks, it won't ruin the rest.
Add boiled eggs, cornichons, black olives and anchovies to homemade mayonnaise to make Russian Eggs
Delia adds a few ingredients to her Homemade Mayonnaise recipe to make a sauce that goes well with meat and fish
It is so simple to make proper custard, not only does it taste better than anything ready made it freezes well too.
In the winter it works really well with passion fruit
Essentially an egg, bacon and cream tart, easy to make without losing any of its classic flavour and texture
Delia's recipe for Smoked Salmon and Dill Tart will serve 6 as a starter or 4 as a main course
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