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Perfect over easy eggs - Lids

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tsuninight, May 31, 2013.

  1. tsuninight

    tsuninight Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great story! [​IMG]
     
  3. ArmFarm

    ArmFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never heard if this trick either. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. jesirose

    jesirose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 :)
     
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  5. erlibrd

    erlibrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Butter is better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. tsuninight

    tsuninight Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  7. BryanMaloney

    BryanMaloney Out Of The Brooder

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    Steam will save the world!

    Too obscure?
     
  8. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never knew about lids either! Thanks for enlightening us!
     
  9. tsuninight

    tsuninight Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  10. tsuninight

    tsuninight Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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