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Old 07-05-2017, 02:09 PM
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What is the best way to serve egg? I am a fan of poaching, but I have to get my mum to do it. I cannot poach an egg. I can scramble and fry to perfection. I have conquered mountainous merengues, and the low plains of a tortilla. I cannot poach.

Would anyone recommend those non-chicken eggs that sometimes appear in shops, like duck, quail or goose? What do they taste like? Is there any point to them?
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:18 PM
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Duck is like super-fatty chicken egg. Consider carefully whether this sounds good to you or revolting.

I like a perfectly soft-boiled egg. In practice I always end up with a hard-boiled egg.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:21 PM
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I'll take 'em hardboiled, scrambled or over-medium (though it took me about a decade to realize "over-medium" was even a thing). Just last week I made a big ol' plate of scrambled for dinner.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:22 PM
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Sunny side up, then mixed in with corned beef hash.

I also like poaching an egg on top of really cheap ramen.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:31 PM
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I tend to go over-medium topped with enough hot sauce to clear the sinuses of a bull elephant
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:39 PM
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I tend to go over-medium topped with enough hot sauce to clear the sinuses of a bull elephant
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:49 PM
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What is the best way to serve egg? I am a fan of poaching, but I have to get my mum to do it. I cannot poach an egg. I can scramble and fry to perfection. I have conquered mountainous merengues, and the low plains of a tortilla. I cannot poach.
This is the method I use. It works pretty well, although my strainer is a plastic colander, so it doesn't quite get rid of the wispy floaters.

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Old 07-05-2017, 03:01 PM
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Poached. More specifically, Eggs Benedict.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:30 PM
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Eggs in Toast.

Nice fried egg, over easy, nested inside a buttery slice of toast.

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Old 07-05-2017, 07:07 PM
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Definitely love some soft-boiled egg. Especially if they're free range and not factory, that's the good stuff. So rich and delicious. Other forms are great too. If it's sunny side up, I like it with a runny yolk. A good tamagoyaki is also excellent. As for non-chicken eggs, my favourite is probably goose, but all the ones you mentioned have their own good points.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:37 PM
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What is the best way to serve egg? I am a fan of poaching, but I have to get my mum to do it. I cannot poach an egg. I can scramble and fry to perfection. I have conquered mountainous merengues, and the low plains of a tortilla. I cannot poach.

Would anyone recommend those non-chicken eggs that sometimes appear in shops, like duck, quail or goose? What do they taste like? Is there any point to them?
Quail egg is excellent. They are wee, and have a different taste. And omg do i love them.

Tangent: 100yo/preserved eggs are so so so good.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:05 PM
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I have been on a hard boiled egg kick. So simple, but so delicious.

@Teaspoon, I suggest getting something like this: When it turns black to the extent that you want your eggs cooked, remove the eggs. You do need to leave room in the pot, so you will only be able to cook n-1 eggs.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:48 PM
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(looks at "talking about food" forum)
Well, at least now we know which came first.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:27 PM
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The fried chicken?

(Actually, I think it was Lady's eggy weggies thread. Which I guess MooMoo wasn't able to find since it was on the 4th page of this sub-forum.)
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:56 PM
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Incidentally, a few weeks ago, I tried a Filipino street-food that consisted of hardboiled eggs coated in batter and deep-fried (a variation on scotch eggs?). It was disappointingly bland. The batter was a bright orange colour, which suggested some kind of curry flavour or fiery spice, but it just tasted like greasy and stale bread crust. The most exciting part about it was the egg.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:02 AM
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:11 AM
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I'm glad I could share the majesty of Don Hertzfeldt with someone.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:33 AM
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Personal favourite: fried egg on corned beef hash, yolk runny enough to sauce the hash.

I like Eggs Benedict but it's too much trouble to make a good bernaise with the kids running around. I can put egg-on-hash together in my sleep.

(I suppose that there's a few salad / main course applications using poached eggs that might put up a fight as well)
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:30 AM
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With a side of steak.

Or as an omelette.

But I do like fried. Scrambled is good, too.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:44 AM
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Poached if I have the time. Otherwise fried over easy or omelette depending on what I'm going for.

I should really make toad in a hole more often. Maybe when my son gets older.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:50 AM
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I like Eggs Benedict but it's too much trouble to make a good bernaise with the kids running around. I can put egg-on-hash together in my sleep.
I don't know your feelings on bernaise vs. hollandaise, but Serious Eats has a 2-minute version of the latter. Looks like it needs an immersion blender though.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:52 AM
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That's close to how I'd make either if I had to, but it's one of those where you have to have your mise EXACTLY set up or else you're going to fuck it up.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:07 PM
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What is the best way to serve egg?
Very Carefully.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:08 PM
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I don't know your feelings on bernaise vs. hollandaise, but Serious Eats has a 2-minute version of the latter. Looks like it needs an immersion blender though.
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That's close to how I'd make either if I had to, but it's one of those where you have to have your mise EXACTLY set up or else you're going to fuck it up.
Oh man now I want California Benedict but I don't have a hand blender ghghghgh
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:18 PM
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Ah, eggs. A food I can't consume for I had a traumatic experience as a wee WildcatJF and found myself mostly incapable of digesting. You see, it was Easter way back in 1986, and I was merely three years old. I recall the scene nearly perfectly, as it was a certainly notable one. My mom plopped a chocolate egg into my hands about the size of a chicken egg, and it had dye on it to resemble the classic Easter Egg motif. Naturally I devoured it without a second thought. My mom was busy setting up some other event, so I wandered over to the fridge and saw a package full of similar eggs. I grabbed one and shoved it into my mouth. However, this was not the sweet chocolate bliss I was anticipating; it was instead something altogether different. A hard boiled egg complete with shell and dye. I gagged instantly. And continue to feel a very strong aversion towards them today. I can eat them, but I have to fight it down, which isn't necessarily pleasant. If eggs are a part of some other flavors, like chicken fried rice or french toast, for instance, I'm totally fine. A breakfast burrito is a risky proposition and I've only been able to down one a couple times in my life.

In short, I would like to have eggs be something I enjoy but I can't.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:22 AM
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Aversion therapy works wonders for picky eating.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:01 AM
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You 'mericans with all this sunny side up, over easy business. Maybe it's just me, but here, if you fry an egg, there's only really one way of doing it. If you get the yolk hard, it's called a shit fried egg and you never ask for egg from that person again because fuck hard yolks.

Runny scrambled eggs make me sad, also. I know that's some people's preference, but it seems so slimy. :s

I think I've finally figured out egg fried rice, so I'm quite pleased with myself.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:40 AM
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I should really make toad in a hole more often. Maybe when my son gets older.
Tried it last weekend. Wife and I enjoyed it while son sort of picked at the bread.

Next time!
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:49 AM
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Tried it last weekend. Wife and I enjoyed it while son sort of picked at the bread.

Next time!
Next time try turning two of them into a grilled cheese sandwich.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:35 PM
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You 'mericans with all this sunny side up, over easy business. Maybe it's just me, but here, if you fry an egg, there's only really one way of doing it. If you get the yolk hard, it's called a shit fried egg and you never ask for egg from that person again because fuck hard yolks.
It's not just you. Every time I've heard tell of a Brit visiting Canada (and this presumably applies to visiting the US as well) and ordering breakfast at a restaurant, they're confronted with how they'd like their eggs fried and panic because they don't know what to say.
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