Bad Eggs

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by hatterhater, Sep 2, 2023.

  1. Mavu

    Mavu Academy Graduate

    Or, perhaps unconventional but i really recommend you give this a go.

    About 3/4 through the frying process (just when you see the edges begin to crisp up) add a few drops of water to the pan and immediately cover it. Timed correctly you get a beautiful crispy base and a perfectly steamed top side, sans slime with zero risk of breakage..

    simply sublime
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    You've just blown my mind
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  3. Ilkley

    Ilkley Formerly known as An Ilkley Orn Baht 'at

    Adding water to hot oil? I have to disagree.
    In the worst case scenario the water turns instantly to steam, spattering hot oil around. I would really recommend not giving this a go.
  4. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Quite a common technique when stir frying meat I think.
  5. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Is the optimal boiled egg exactly three minutes? between soft and hard so the yolk is runny? I've tried my best but I've only got it a few times, there must be a exact science to it.
  6. Mavu

    Mavu Academy Graduate

    That's precisely what we are trying to achieve. As I said, perhaps unconventional, maybe even a wee degree of jeopardy. But that instant flash of steam is what cooks the snotty-slime section giving you what I believe to be the perfect egg.

    What is life without a little risk?
    Surely a quality fried egg butty is worth it...
  7. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Whack The Importance of Being Idle on then take them out straight after the song ends. Perfect.
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  8. Cassetti's Beard.

    Cassetti's Beard. Academy Graduate

    The big question is do you listen to it on Spotify or a version that you own?
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  9. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    My Dad last week thought it would be a good idea to fry an egg that was very out of date, cracked it in his frying pan and the whole thing was black and it stunk his place out apparently.

    Is this the first case of a real bad egg in this thread?
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I boil an egg for 5min on a simmer
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Eating out of date eggs is never a good idea. Just ask Edwina Currie.

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