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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/02/29 15:17:04 (permalink)
One version of a basted egg. Fry several pieces of bacon leaving the grease in the pan, crack two eggs in the pan and let them set up just a bit. Spoon the hot bacon grease over the yolks. YUM!
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/01 03:04:18 (permalink)
ces1948, your post reminds me of family breakfasts in the mid 1950's at Grandma's farmhouse.  That was her method exactly, first fry up a ton of bacon, put it in the oven to stay warm, then she'd drop in about six eggs at a time and spoon the grease over just like that.  She could serve a lot of people in short order that way.
 
After the meal, my dad and his brothers would go to the skillet on the stove and sop up what was left of the bacon grease with bread and eat it standing right there -- something the boys had done all their lives.  I did it with them, and it was sure good, but we didn't know about healthy eating in those days.
 
But Grandma could sure turn out a breakfast.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/01 12:57:04 (permalink)
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One version of a basted egg. Fry several pieces of bacon leaving the grease in the pan, crack two eggs in the pan and let them set up just a bit. Spoon the hot bacon grease over the yolks. YUM!

 
And THAT is how you baste an egg.

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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/01 15:01:59 (permalink)
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ces1948

One version of a basted egg. Fry several pieces of bacon leaving the grease in the pan, crack two eggs in the pan and let them set up just a bit. Spoon the hot bacon grease over the yolks. YUM!


And THAT is how you baste an egg.

 
 
I always do that, it makes them easier to flip for over easy because the hot grease sets the top of the yolk a little.

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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/01 15:24:03 (permalink)
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ces1948

One version of a basted egg. Fry several pieces of bacon leaving the grease in the pan, crack two eggs in the pan and let them set up just a bit. Spoon the hot bacon grease over the yolks. YUM!


And THAT is how you baste an egg.



I always do that, it makes them easier to flip for over easy because the hot grease sets the top of the yolk a little.

I'm glad to know that after 45 years my favorite eggs are called "basted".
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/01 16:18:16 (permalink)
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Please make mine over medium (by the definition above) and served HOT (preferably on a prewarmed plate) Nothing cools and egg faster than putting it on 'cold china'.

My ideal egg breakfast has 3 eggs over medium, some very crispy hash browns or home fries, a good-sized Chicken-fried Steak (8 oz minimum) with a cup of sausage gravy on the side for dipping.  A small shot of red Tabasco on each yolk of the eggs to give them that bloodshot eye look that appeals to me.  Sourdough toast with butter and Orange marmalade. and a glass of Milk, please.

 
that sounds like a great breakfast....there's a place not far from my house called Ginghams which does this exact breakfast, although I can't speak specifically for the orange marmalade.  They do a nice handmade CFS with excellent home fries, and they definitely know how to cook an egg the way you want it. 

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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/02 16:33:12 (permalink)
Basted is what we called at home Sunny Side Up
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/02 20:09:40 (permalink)
Mr. Hoffman, I am going to spend a few days in central Ohio next month, with my drumline and winter guard. We will be participating in the Scholastic World Championships. I will gladly bring you some of the world's finest bacon, if you will consent to baste me some eggs.   RSVP
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/03/02 20:16:48 (permalink)
It's a deal! lleechef and I are looking forward to it. And you don't even have to bring the bacon. Your company will be reward enough.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/04/02 21:39:34 (permalink)
We have the same in common.
 
Though, I, personally, would love my eggs sunny-side up with a glass of OJ (morning immune cleansing!)
 
I'm a big fan of pancakes, and oddly enough, can eat it without the syrups o_o
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/04/03 01:17:07 (permalink)
I love my eggs to be scrambled with cheese and to by fried in bacon drippings.
 
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/04/03 10:51:28 (permalink)
I like my eggs left in the kitchen.  Eggs and I do not get along.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/04/03 14:05:54 (permalink)
Lleechef, it might be best to leave them in their shells.
 
They're nasty when scrambled, but an omelet can be a delight.
 
Don't ask me the difference.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/04/04 21:08:37 (permalink)
I never order breakfast out unless its a buffet where I can eat all the bacon I want. It's too easy and cheap, so I just make it at home.

For the eggs, I scramble them in the pan with butter, put a little garlic salt and pepper. Take it off the heat while still runny, so they finish cooking on the plate. sometimes green Tabasco or Sriracha too.

I always thought scrambling the eggs before putting it in the pan was a plain omelet?
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 12:52:31 (permalink)
I grew up always getting scrambled eggs so by default that's what I order - but I've been expanding my horizons lately. I like over-hard, quite a bit. Even over-medium is good. When the yoke is too runny, though, I don't like that.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 13:10:36 (permalink)
pitaaaaaaaaa

We have the same in common.

Though, I, personally, would love my eggs sunny-side up with a glass of OJ (morning immune cleansing!)

I'm a big fan of pancakes, and oddly enough, can eat it without the syrups o_o

 
Oh, yeah, if I have pancakes with eggs over easy and sausage, I don't put syrup on the pancakes because I take a piece of egg, a piece of sausage and a piece of pancake all in one bite!!!
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 13:27:19 (permalink)
We once made scrambled eggs using beer instead of milk and we had no silverware so we had to use Randh Flavored Dorito chips as forks.....(we were ice fishing - enough said)....that's the way you roll in Wisconsin....
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 13:30:46 (permalink)
My dad used to order his eggs "throwed down and stomped on."  That wasn't necessarily always his preference, he just liked to say that.
 
For his potatoes, he would always ask to mix in those burnt bits at the edge of the grill that nobody else wanted.
 
Well, he liked breakfast.  Especially if there was an Irish coffee available.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 13:33:11 (permalink)
ALL GOOD

We once made scrambled eggs using beer instead of milk and we had no silverware so we had to use Randh Flavored Dorito chips as forks.....(we were ice fishing - enough said)....that's the way you roll in Wisconsin....


That is indeed the way we roll in Wisconsin...and if ice fishing, we wash it down with blackberry brandy!
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 13:40:26 (permalink)
I said Irish coffee.  Huh.  Is that a stereotype?  Did I just profile?
 
And then I celebrated Wisconsin's drinking culture, which is certainly a subject of discussion around here. 
 
I guess I am totally un-PC today.  Good !!
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 15:47:29 (permalink)
No one has mentioned Coddled Eggs. I went thru a Coddled Egg stage several years ago. Bought an Egg Coddler in Bermuda after trying Coddled Eggs there while on vacation. Gave me a feeling of being rather European & Cosmopolitan I must say!
Of course you need a proper Coddler like this one. It's a Royal Worcester like the one's used by the royal family! Taa, Taa!
http://www.canadabbhosts.com/recipes/CoddledEggs.htm
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 19:50:08 (permalink)
Only scrambled, hard boiled, omelet or deviled. Do not give me a runny yolk - ever! I will politely push my plate away and maybe even leave the table!
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 20:26:17 (permalink)
My all time favourite way to eat eggs is soft boiled with dry toast to dip in the yolk. Since I only get that at home these days, when I'm out I get the over easy. Used to get them over medium, but most restaurants can't get that right these days and overcook them . So, over easy it is. Especially on a good sandwich.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 21:26:18 (permalink)
My father made the best 5 minute boiled egg. Anyone in my age group remembers the "egg cup" Beautiful little cups you cracked the tops off. Love boiled eggsthis way- to this day.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/07/03 22:58:10 (permalink)
enjoy having a fried egg when having it with meat on a sammich. let the egg set but then break the yolk just before you flip it.
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/08/06 12:49:25 (permalink)
Over hard or scrambled. I hate runny yokes. 
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/08/07 18:04:15 (permalink)
I like them poached, and never know what to ask for, so I describe "a soft yellow, with firm white," which is probably "medium" in the restaurant business.  Most of the time they're overcooked, which is fine.
 
Ann - you brought back old memories, my dad used to make  egg-in-a-cup, a little pat of butter and soft boiled egg in a coffee cup, which I used to love dipping buttered toast in.  I haven't made in years. 
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/08/07 19:13:03 (permalink)
When I wasn't eating 2-3 bowls of Frosted flakes or a bowl of oatmeal with added cocoa mix throughout Jr High & High school, I'd have a 3-5 minute, soft boiled egg served in an egg cup where we'd slice up buttered toast into 1-inch strips for dunking down into the egg yolk.  Haven't had one in many years.  May need to try one. 
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/08/07 22:35:35 (permalink)
Well, to be honest, not really liking eggs at all, except in baked goods, I order them on someone else's plate. I Often trade my eggs for someone else's breakfast meat or potatoes.
 
But.since I also have to cook for folks, my scrambled eggs are hardly touched once in the pan..until they are almost ready to set, when I add another egg.  A Short scramble and they come out firmish, but still soft
 
For the 87 year old sweet lady for whom I used to cook, she liked a fried egg, but hated seeing the yellow eye.  I'd use bacon grease usually, but more importantly covered the pan.....there's enough residual white to color over the yolk so you still get a soft "sunnyside up" that looks white until you cut into it
post edited by FriedClamFanatic - 2012/08/07 22:37:38
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Re:How do you order your eggs? 2012/08/17 01:27:06 (permalink)
I like them scrambled well ( dry. ) Wet eggs give me the willies.
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