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Perfect over easy eggs - Lids

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So I'm sure many, if not most of you are already aware of this, but I apparently have lived 35 years without figuring this simple trick out.

 

"LIDS"  I'm telling you it's like a whole new thing.

 

That's right. Every time I try to make over easy/medium eggs I flip them.  How else am I supposed to cook both sides? I don't like runny whites, but I do like the yolks runny.  Flipping works pretty well, but being as I'm not a particularly fantastic cook to begin with I have a 50/50 chance of breaking my yolk.

 

SO my mom visits this weekend and she has a way of taking over the kitchen (something I'm totally okay with because she's a fantastic cook, and there are times I'd rather stab myself in the foot than cook).  she asks for a pan and then asks for a lid.  The only thing I could think was, why do you want a lid you're making eggs.

 

I provide the requested tools and she tosses way too much butter in a pan, and then the eggs. Salt & pepper and then as the whites get close to being done she plops the lid on waits about 30 seconds, turns of the heat, and wanders off.  I am sitting there staring at the pan like... oh. my. god... how have I never figured this out?!

 

My mom is looking at me with that, I love I will not laugh at you expression, while I marvel at the use of this thing called a "lid". 

 

Perfect eggs. 

 

IF anyone knew how much time I'd spent watching the cooking/food network/IPBN channels throughout my  life you'd realize that sometimes I can be a bit oblivious. How have I missed this very simple piece of information.


So I try it out this morning, only I skip the butter, add a light coating of pam, and then when I put the lid on I add just a tad bit of water.

 

PERFECT over easy eggs. 

 

No Yolks Harmed

 

This is awesome!

 

Thought a few of you may get a good laugh out of this story.  I feel a little derpy, but at the same time pretty darn happy that I learned it now. Better late than never!

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post #3 of 10
I have never heard if this trick either. Thanks for sharing.
post #4 of 10

That's so funny! 

 

I always make mine "in a basket" so you have to flip em. You cut a hole in a piece of bread (use a biscuit cutter or something) and break the egg into it on the griddle. Then flip it halfway. Then you have a nice over-medium egg with toast for dipping :)


Edited by jesirose - 6/22/13 at 5:02am

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-- Jessica

 

My Flock: "Black Star", Black Australorp, Cream Legbar, Cuckoo Marans, EE

Babies: 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Wellsummer, ??

RIP: Frittata my first ever chicken you will be missed. 

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So I try it out this morning, only I skip the butter, add a light coating of pam, and then when I put the lid on I add just a tad bit of water.

 

PERFECT over easy eggs. 

 

         Butter is better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #6 of 10
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HAHA.  Indeed I do love butter, however, on a diet, cutting some out is the better choice since I already put some on my English muffin.

post #7 of 10

Steam will save the world!

 

Too obscure?

post #8 of 10

I never knew about lids either! Thanks for enlightening us!

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A Loving Family! Black Jersey Giants, Light Brahmas, Welsummers, Goats, Cows, 1 Piedmontese Bull, and a Horse

My Bull died this winter of old age  Does anybody here have a nice Piedmontese bull for sale?

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post #9 of 10
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:D

 

 One thing I've started doing is just putting the lid on right after I put in the water (which is when I put the eggs in).  Since I usually make more than just eggs I seem to get more consistent results with this. :D

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Steam will save the world!

 

Too obscure?


haha Do we get flying steam airships and spiffy outfits too?

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