How do you like your eggs?

December 2, 2010

Cooking, Journal

I’m a scrambled person myself – mostly because they are dead-easy to make. A little pepper, a lot of salt, and buttery, buttery toast. Bacon is preferred, but not necessary.

During the Thanksgiving holiday I remembered a steamed egg thing from notmartha that seemed like a good thing to have. Normally soft-yolked eggs ick me out, but this wasn’t too gooey. Basically you put an egg on a steamer in a pot of water with a little water, put on the lid, set a timer for 11 minutes, then turn the heat on high.

Beep Beep Beep. Eat.

I only eat in front of the computer.

When Lloyd and I were in choir in college we toured Germany for several weeks. Our choir would be hosted by wonderful families, and often we’d be served soft-boiled eggs for breakfast. I liked to watch the masters at egg-twhacking. Basically you hold the egg steady in the cup then thwack it with a very sharp knife. If you’re good at it the whole top of the egg comes off in one swoop. If you’re bad at it then you eat a lot of shell.

I eat a lot of shell.

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7 Responses to “How do you like your eggs?”

  1. Keren Said on:

    I like them fried over easy, but over medium heat, so the whites are set but not at all crispy, and the yolks are cooked a little tiny bit around the edges. Fresh pepper, a little salt, rosemary bread toast with butter, and o.j. My favorite meal, really.


  2. Brad Said on:

    It looks like a sunny-side-up egg in a shell. I have been kind of averse to soft-boiled eggs. The squishiness has always scared me a little. I like scrambled or fried. Or soaked into french toast. Mmm… french toast…


  3. Peggy Said on:

    My eggs need to be cooked. All the way. I don’t deal well with runnyness. If someone else has egg slime on their plate, I have to avert my eyes. My favorite is scrambled. If I have a fried egg, I only fry the white, thoroughly. I even have a hard time looking at the raw whites in the pan until they get cooking. And I love toast too…butter all the way to the edge of the bread. Oh goodness…I’m a 5 year old. (& I am so hungry right now!!)


  4. Curt Said on:

    I like eggs cooked pretty much any way. I scramble eggs most of the time because it is easy and fast. Plus you can through pretty much anything in there. But my favorite is deviled eggs. I need to find a potluck.


  5. Margaret Said on:

    You need thi$:

    P.S. -- I have started using the steamed method recently too and love it! I only cook it for 8 minutes for truly soft yolks. Not Martha’s eleven minutes made mine rock hard.


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