Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula

Post
2011/04/28 20:32:53
Can you do it without breaking the yoke or doubeling them over, if so how many can you flip?...if you can't, would you like to know how?
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/28 21:02:17
Does the technique apply to other things? I can't ever seem to flip mixtures such as when sauteing onions. If I try a flip I usually wind up with half over the the rest of the stove.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/28 21:17:09
I'd like a step by step instruction manual with a side of Youtube. 
 
Please.
post edited by mar52 - 2011/04/28 21:19:16
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/28 21:52:08
I can do it, certainly, but I've never done more than four at a time.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/28 22:11:49
Never done more than two. But believe under challenge I could do at lesat a 1/2 dozen.
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/28 23:07:30
I do 3. Shake, shake, quick flip, move the pan down while catching to slow the landing.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/28 23:49:38
I keep air traffic controllers on hand to assure the safety of the eggs landing in the skillet. I remain in touch with them to ensure that they do not fall asleep by insisting they keep their cell phones on for my calls.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 03:42:57
There's another thread on here that covers the subject.
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Cracking-eggs-a-silly-question-m644492.aspx
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 06:36:55
But if I flip them they wouldn't be sunny side up!" />
 
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 06:42:38
“Do you like green
eggs and ham?”
“I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like green
eggs and ham!”
"Would you like them
here or there?"
"I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere."
 
“I do so like green eggs and ham!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Sam-I-am!”
 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 09:56:29
Of course.
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 12:19:28
Foodbme

There's another thread on here that covers the subject.
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Cracking-eggs-a-silly-question-m644492.aspx

That seems to deal with cracking the eggs, not flipping them, or did I miss something?

Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 12:21:03
Michael Hoffman

I can do it, certainly, but I've never done more than four at a time.

Are you doing the bacon at the same time??

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 12:23:26
chewingthefat

Michael Hoffman

I can do it, certainly, but I've never done more than four at a time.

Are you doing the bacon at the same time??

Yep, and the sausage, too. But not in the same skillet as the eggs, although there be bacon grease in with the eggs..
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 12:33:24
Mosca

I do 3. Shake, shake, quick flip, move the pan down while catching to slow the landing.

Mosca is skake shaking to make sure the eggs are not sticking to the pan, because if they are, you got trouble!

mar52
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 12:57:46
Something in this thread makes me think....
 
Flip on
Flip off
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 13:00:09
I forgot to write the rest of my post.
 
Anytime I try to flip eggs they either fold in half or I break the yolks.
 
I've found covering the pan for a short while results in a over not at all egg which is done to my liking.  A sprinkling of water or bacon grease in the pan before covering also helps.
fishtaco
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 13:59:17
4, never the need to do more at once.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 14:38:25
OK, CTF, so how do you do it?
Scorereader
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 15:23:17
it's not the first flip that gets me, it's the flip back...argh!
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:13:23
EdSails

OK, CTF, so how do you do it?

First practice this way, get an old pan, cover the bottom with small gravel, really, then in a piston like motion with your hand flick the pan forward and up , pulling it back, to starting position flattened out. It's really easy, 10 practice flips you'll be good to go, confidence in the motion helps a bunch Ed!
PS. practice till you can get all the gravel to swap positions without going all over the place!
EDIT.
Pull the pan BACKWARDS , don't flip too high, try to keep an egg edge on the pan, move it forward to catch the egg, moving the pan down to soften the inpact with the pan, like catching a line drive, so you don't bust your hand, or the egg.

post edited by chewingthefat - 2011/04/29 20:18:20
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:16:06
mar52

Something in this thread makes me think....

Flip on
Flip off

The Clapper?

Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:18:22
chewingthefat

Foodbme

There's another thread on here that covers the subject.
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Cracking-eggs-a-silly-question-m644492.aspx

That seems to deal with cracking the eggs, not flipping them, or did I miss something?


It's discussed around post # 21
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:22:05
chewingthefat

EdSails

OK, CTF, so how do you do it?

First practice this way, get an old pan, cover the bottom with small gravel, really, then in a piston like motion with your hand flick the pan forward and up , pulling it back, to starting position flattened out. It's really easy, 10 practice flips you'll be good to go, confidence in the motion helps a bunch Ed!
PS. practice till you can get all the gravel to swap positions without going all over the place!

When starting out with real eggs, use a safety net-----Newspapers on the floor!!!!" />" />
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:38:06
What color gravel
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:44:55
chewingthefat

EdSails

OK, CTF, so how do you do it?

First practice this way, get an old pan, cover the bottom with small gravel, really, then in a piston like motion with your hand flick the pan forward and up , pulling it back, to starting position flattened out. It's really easy, 10 practice flips you'll be good to go, confidence in the motion helps a bunch Ed!
PS. practice till you can get all the gravel to swap positions without going all over the place!

Interesting. Sounds like something I better practice outside!
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:50:58
PNWCHEF

What color gravel

For you, PINK!

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 17:56:24
I see the TV guys do it all the time.  They make it seem so simple.  I cannot do it.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 20:22:26
Sundancer7

I see the TV guys do it all the time.  They make it seem so simple.  I cannot do it.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

Paul, practice with one egg, you cant completely miss the pan on the flip, if the yoke breaks, scrambeled egg, try again! Make sure the white isn't stuck to the pan!


Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 20:32:54
Sundancer7

I see the TV guys do it all the time.  They make it seem so simple.  I cannot do it.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

The type of pan you use is important too. It should have slightly rounded sides sith the top slightly wider than the bottom as opposed to straight sides. http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=321193&green=23824057395&mbcc=456
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/29 20:52:14
Foodbme

Sundancer7

I see the TV guys do it all the time.  They make it seem so simple.  I cannot do it.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

The type of pan you use is important too. It should have slightly rounded sides sith the top slightly wider than the bottom as opposed to straight sides. http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=321193&green=23824057395&mbcc=456

That's true, however if you get good at it, you can flip a live buffalo, as I did tonight, but I had to use both hands.............I must be getting old!

Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/30 00:35:06
chewingthefat

Foodbme

Sundancer7

I see the TV guys do it all the time.  They make it seem so simple.  I cannot do it.
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

The type of pan you use is important too. It should have slightly rounded sides sith the top slightly wider than the bottom as opposed to straight sides. http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=321193&green=23824057395&mbcc=456

That's true, however if you get good at it, you can flip a live buffalo, as I did tonight, but I had to use both hands.............I must be getting old!

C'mon!! You really expect us to believe you had to use both hands to flip it????" />

pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/30 08:51:33
Chewy, are you sure you were flipping Buffalo, or maybe flipping a little BULL....................
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/30 10:11:09
I do it very easily. I flip them in slow motion. Never misses.
edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/30 11:38:35
chewingthefat

Can you do it without breaking the yoke or doubeling them over, if so how many can you flip?...if you can't, would you like to know how?

 
I can do 3 eggs using a omelet pan. It is easy once you learn.  A simple movement of the pan and the egg will flip itself.
 
But why flip;   a secret I recently learned is to get the pan & oil or butter hot, drop in the eggs and add tablespoon of water;   .. cover with a lid (i use glass).   The steam will cook the top as the bottom cooks.  The butter will have enough water, but it will steam off before getting the eggs in, so I add about a tablespoon.   The glass lid lets me see when to take up the eggs.   With a hot pan the eggs will cook in about 50 to 60 seconds.
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2011/04/30 14:06:27
PNWCHEF

Chewy, are you sure you were flipping Buffalo, or maybe flipping a little BULL....................

Don't know, the guy said he was a buffalo!

CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2012/12/30 19:41:41
While managing for a not so fast food, corporate chain, Italian Eatery.  I had to teach the newly hired line/saute cooks how to mix and flip the saute pans.
 
It was actually easy to teach guys to do it, the motion is similar to a... um... hmm.. ummmm.... a natural motion most men have done since puberty.  " />
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2012/12/30 19:59:11
Eww.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2012/12/30 20:04:41
ROFLMAO 
Antilope
Hamburger
Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula 2012/12/30 20:25:58
No, not me. The time saved flipping the eggs without a spatula is nullified by the cleanup time.  Tried it once. Eggs were everywhere except in the pan or plate. " />
post edited by Antilope - 2012/12/30 20:27:10