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Old 07-11-2017, 01:46 PM
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What's the British way of frying an egg? I tried to google it and just found guides for British people visiting the US.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:08 PM
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What's the British way of frying an egg? I tried to google it and just found guides for British people visiting the US.
Well first off, the British word for a fried egg is a "Flopper". Then you have the Upside-Down Flopper, and the Righty-Tighty Flopper with Crisp and Veg.

Scrambled eggs are called "Old Grandfather Churchills". It is a federal crime in the Isles to hard-boil an egg on Tuesday, which is where the term "A right proper yolking" comes from.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:11 PM
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Yeah to be honest if a server said "how would you like your egg fried, ma'am?" I'd no doubt soil myself then and there out of sheer panic.

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What's the British way of frying an egg? I tried to google it and just found guides for British people visiting the US.
I put some oil in a frying pan and then cook the egg in it until it looks done. Sometimes I flick the fat over the top of the egg to cook it on top, sometimes I put the lid over it. I sort of just repeat either of those until it seems consumable.

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Old 07-11-2017, 02:27 PM
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"how would you like your egg friend, ma'am?"
My new favourite typo.

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Old 07-11-2017, 02:28 PM
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the best scrambled eggs: low heat, stirred constantly
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:45 PM
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I mean I'd probably have the same reaction if someone asked how I wanted my egg friend.
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I put some oil in a frying pan and then cook the egg in it until it looks done. Sometimes I flick the fat over the top of the egg to cook it on top, sometimes I put the lid over it. I sort of just repeat either of those until it seems consumable.
Sounds like sunny side up. We did it! We cracked the code!
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:13 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.
There has been a very successful public health campaign against eating raw eggs in the US, due to salmonella scare. This extends to runny yolks. Although, I don't know of anyone that actually gets their fried egg over hard...
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:27 PM
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:58 PM
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What the?

The only reason to cook eggs for an hour is if they're in a cake.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:28 PM
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Quiche. Eggs mixed with whatever vegetable/meat/cheese scraps are starting to get old in the fridge, pour into a crust (this one is stupidly easy) and bake then stuff your face.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:45 AM
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There has been a very successful public health campaign against eating raw eggs in the US, due to salmonella scare. This extends to runny yolks. Although, I don't know of anyone that actually gets their fried egg over hard...
I'll keep my meringue, thanks.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:48 AM
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There has been a very successful public health campaign against eating raw eggs in the US, due to salmonella scare. This extends to runny yolks. Although, I don't know of anyone that actually gets their fried egg over hard...
My S.O. has to have them over hard. Runny yolks make her sick for some reason.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:52 AM
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I used to eat hard boiled eggs. Then I found out about deviled eggs and never went back.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:53 PM
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Huh, I thought the secret ingredient was Worcestershire.

I too find runny yolks pretty gross; my preference would be more like the consistency of jelly.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:00 PM
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Huh, I thought the secret ingredient was Worcestershire.
I use that, too! But it's the Frank's that surprises people. Not sure why, since Frank's goes with almost everything.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:14 PM
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So you put that sh*t on everything?
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:56 AM
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There has been a very successful public health campaign against eating raw eggs in the US, due to salmonella scare. This extends to runny yolks. Although, I don't know of anyone that actually gets their fried egg over hard...
My grandfather grew up with eight siblings and learned to like over hard eggs, because that meant he got to eat the ones that got overcooked.

I prefer mine over easy (but poached is supreme.)
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:15 AM
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I mean I'd probably have the same reaction if someone asked how I wanted my egg friend.
I still get blindsided by the question, honestly.


Also the real reason I am posting here is that my other half made me the perfect fried egg, and I had it on fancy bread and it was amazing.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:49 AM
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if the hotel owner guy ever goes on trial for a violent crime, this episode will be subpoenaed as evidence

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Old 07-13-2017, 11:49 AM
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I always do over-hard with broken yolks. I might start dabbling in over-medium with runny yolks just for variety's sake. I do love broken yolks when the egg comes on a hamburger though, mmm that's the stuff. But I've also been practicing my omelette game. I can't flip omelettes reliably, definitely not if it's a 3-egg one, but they are quite good and a change of pace from my usual egg sandwiches. I should learn how to make benedicts too...and hollandaise.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:47 PM
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I just you to know that this:

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I always do over-hard with broken yolks.

is the equivalent to this:


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I always steaks well done and with ketchup.



On a side note: until the low restaurant lighting fooled my other half, they would order their beef well done. The night other half had rare prime rib changed other half's life for the better.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:05 PM
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Well I do scrambled eggs if it's anything other than a sandwich.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:04 AM
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SCRAMBLED EGGS YOU SAY
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:49 AM
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I remember trying to cook scrambled eggs Ramsay-style back in law school (this video showed up around the height of the UK Kitchen Nightmares).

I still think he's fucked up for doing them this way. There are some good tips (seasoning after the eggs are cooked - Alton Brown endorses that as well - and letting the eggs finish with the pan off the stove to prevent overcooking) but if you don't whip them together beforehand the consistency just winds up being... off, somehow. Maybe you have to use the ridiculous amount of butter he did, but that doesn't make sense chemically.

(And before anyone asks - I tried doing them in my heaviest Lagostina saucepan. Still didn't help the consistency.)
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:02 AM
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Right, it seems like most other places I've seen people refer to this style of egg cooking it's done on a lower heat than he seems to have set it right now, so they might mix the eggs in the pan but they'll take longer to cook so it's not as much of a problem.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:47 PM
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When I was little one of my favorite breakfast things was "egg toast" which was just the runny yolk of a lightly fried egg poured over toast (while my dad ate the remainder).

These days if I'm making eggs for myself I'll usually just make scrambled, possibly with cheese (I used to do the high-heat fast-cook method but my wife mostly converted me to the creamier low-heat stir-constantly variety) or a full-on omelette if I have a lot of things I want to put in them.

I love love love eggs Benedict but am too intimidated/lazy to make my own Hollandaise (yes I saw the two-minute link on the previous page but... still) so I mostly have it when eating brunch out or something. Also enjoy deviled eggs, which I mostly consume when brought by other people to parties.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:03 PM
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I tried making scrambled eggs with butter like Gordon and while I'll probably cut down on the amount of butter next time the consistency was amazing and like nothing else I've tried.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:15 AM
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I tried making scrambled eggs with butter like Gordon and while I'll probably cut down on the amount of butter next time the consistency was amazing and like nothing else I've tried.
It amazed me that my wife had never made scrambled eggs with butter before she met me. I thought everyone did!
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