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How do you like your eggs?

Scrambled
40 (38.1%)
Fried
16 (15.2%)
Hard boiled
1 (1%)
Soft Boiled
7 (6.7%)
Poached
13 (12.4%)
Other
28 (26.7%)

Total Members Voted: 105

Voting closed: April 21, 2013, 05:51:35 AM

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2013, 10:54:09 PM »
I love eggs pretty much in any context, just like potatoes.

I like a poached egg and a slice of maple bacon on a  buttermilk waffle, with syrup.  I ADORE eggs Benedict.  I like fried egg sandwiches, I like scrambled eggs mixed with salsa and topped with cheese.   I love French toast, especially made with home-made bread.  I also like the thing you guys are calling Egg in a Hole (or Chicken in a Basket) which is what my mom always called "Bird's Nest".
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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #76 on: April 16, 2013, 12:04:40 AM »
I gave into temptation.  I made bacon, fried egg and cheese sandwiches for lunch.  Everybody in the house is now happy.  Well, except the dogs.  The dogs didn't get any bacon.

Eveey weekend DH makes himself english muffins with bacon, egg and cheese. He loves it. The cat likes to lick the baon fat out of the pan!

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2013, 09:40:55 AM »
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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #78 on: April 16, 2013, 09:47:41 AM »
My Grandmother made the best fried eggs. It may have been the fat she used or it may have been the iron pan. Whatever, her eggs always had just the right amount of brown crispiness around the edges.  We always called this 'lace'.  Try as I might, I can't duplicate it. 

My Mother made something called 'egg in a frame'.  This was a slice of bread with a hole cut out of the middle.  The bread was fried and an egg broken into the middle.  That dish is one ofthe fond memories of my childhood. 

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2013, 09:54:26 AM »
I will eat eggs in all their shapes and forms.  Even raw, mixed with milk and brown sugar, dipping bread in the mix.

I like them in French toast, boiled, in egg salad sandwich, fried, sunny side up or flipped, poached, hot, cold, love the runny yolks. 

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2013, 10:31:23 AM »
All this talk of eggs and what shows up in e-mail this morning but a recipe from Gina's Skinny Recipes for Harissa  Eggs in Purgatory: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/04/harissa-eggs-in-purgatory.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+weightwatcherspointsrecipes+%28Gina%27s+Skinny+Recipes%29

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2013, 10:57:13 AM »
We're out of eggs.  *sigh*  This is a tragedy.
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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #82 on: April 16, 2013, 12:03:16 PM »
I like 'em hard scrambled (sightly golden)
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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #83 on: April 16, 2013, 12:24:39 PM »
In an omelet with meat, veggies, and cheese, or in eggs Benedict.

If I'm having them fried, I like them a little runny so I can dip my toast in them.

Edited to add: Oh my gosh, how could I forget quiche? I love quiche. Especially with spinach in it. Although I guess quiche is kind of in a different category...but it's egg based.
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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #84 on: April 16, 2013, 12:27:40 PM »
I'll eat them anyway I can, with the exception of hard boiled.  The consistency of the whites is not an option for me.

One of my fave things is to pretend they're crepes.  I love a strawberry jam and ricotta cheese omelet with sour cream on the side.  I also like bleu cheese and sauteed apples, or feta cheese and kalamata olives.

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #85 on: April 16, 2013, 12:29:01 PM »
Over easy :) Although, since I had my gall bladder removed, they do terrible things to my stomach. I don't know if it's the egg protein or the soft yolk or what, since I don't have that reaction when it's a boiled egg, but I have to limit myself to about 2/3 of an over easy egg or I get sick. Totally worth it though...!

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #86 on: April 16, 2013, 01:10:22 PM »
My Grandmother made the best fried eggs. It may have been the fat she used or it may have been the iron pan. Whatever, her eggs always had just the right amount of brown crispiness around the edges.  We always called this 'lace'.  Try as I might, I can't duplicate it. 

My Mother made something called 'egg in a frame'.  This was a slice of bread with a hole cut out of the middle.  The bread was fried and an egg broken into the middle.  That dish is one ofthe fond memories of my childhood.

I was suprised by this. I personally do not like any style egg that has any brown on it. I always thought any browning, whether an omelette or fried egg indicated the egg was cooked on too high of heat. I can't eat an omelette that has browning, it tastes completely off to me. So I just did a quick google search and it seems there is two strong opinions... those who cook their fried eggs so they have crispy edges and those who don't want any browning. I've stopped going to restaurants because they served me eggs with crispy edges. I just thought the cooks didn't know how to "cook a proper egg."  I guess I shouldn't have assumed no one wants a crispy edge.


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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2013, 01:56:09 PM »
My Grandmother made the best fried eggs. It may have been the fat she used or it may have been the iron pan. Whatever, her eggs always had just the right amount of brown crispiness around the edges.  We always called this 'lace'.  Try as I might, I can't duplicate it. 

I think I've accidentally achieved this when frying eggs in butter.

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #88 on: April 16, 2013, 01:58:50 PM »
try bacon fat for the lacing

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Re: How do you like your eggs?
« Reply #89 on: April 16, 2013, 05:27:06 PM »
try bacon fat for the lacing

Very hot bacon fat. Which is why it works better than butter . . . butter tends to burn too quickly, but if you don't mind brown butter? Very hot butter works as well.

You also need more than just a (so the eggs don't stick) thin coating of grease  on your pan (maybe? 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch?) It's the grease that hard-fries the edges.* After I cook a batch of bacon, I'll drain most of the grease off and cook the eggs from there.

Once you crack the eggs, give the pan a bit of a swirl to thin out the edges of the eggs.

After about a minute, the edges should be starting to brown. You'll think "The grease is too hot! These eggs are going to burn! The yolk will be hard!"

Relax. ;)

This is where basting comes in . . . Add a splash of water (maybe a tablespoon or 2, depending on the size of your pan) and cover immediately. The water will cause the grease to spit, so be careful. The water under the lid will steam the tops of the eggs. After about 2 minutes the eggs should be done -- all the white cooked through, crispy edges, and a runny yolk.

My timing may not be 100% accurate, depending on the size pan, how many eggs you use, how hot your grease is. But it should give you a starting point.



*Which is why I don't do crispy edged-eggs very often, trying to cut down on greasy food and all that. :-\