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chewingthefat

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Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Thu, 04/28/11 8:32 PM (permalink)
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?
 
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    EdSails

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    Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Thu, 04/28/11 9:02 PM (permalink)
    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.
     
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      mar52

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      Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Thu, 04/28/11 9:17 PM (permalink)
      I'd like a step by step instruction manual with a side of Youtube. 
       
      Please.
      <message edited by mar52 on Thu, 04/28/11 9:19 PM>
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Thu, 04/28/11 9:52 PM (permalink)
        I can do it, certainly, but I've never done more than four at a time.
         
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          Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Thu, 04/28/11 10:11 PM (permalink)
          Never done more than two. But believe under challenge I could do at lesat a 1/2 dozen.
           
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            Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Thu, 04/28/11 11:07 PM (permalink)
            I do 3. Shake, shake, quick flip, move the pan down while catching to slow the landing.
             
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              Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Thu, 04/28/11 11:49 PM (permalink)
              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.
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 3:42 AM (permalink)
                There's another thread on here that covers the subject.
                http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Cracking-eggs-a-silly-question-m644492.aspx
                 
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                  Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 6:36 AM (permalink)
                  But if I flip them they wouldn't be sunny side up!
                   
                   
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                    pnwchef

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                    Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 6:42 AM (permalink)
                    “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!”
                     
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 9:56 AM (permalink)
                      Of course.
                       
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                        chewingthefat

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                        Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 12:19 PM (permalink)
                        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?

                         
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                          chewingthefat

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                          Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 12:21 PM (permalink)
                          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??

                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 12:23 PM (permalink)
                            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..
                             
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                              chewingthefat

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                              Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 12:33 PM (permalink)
                              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!

                               
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                                mar52

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                                Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 12:57 PM (permalink)
                                Something in this thread makes me think....
                                 
                                Flip on
                                Flip off
                                 
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                                  mar52

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                                  Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 1:00 PM (permalink)
                                  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.
                                   
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                                    Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 1:59 PM (permalink)
                                    4, never the need to do more at once.
                                     
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                                      Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 2:38 PM (permalink)
                                      OK, CTF, so how do you do it?
                                       
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                                        Scorereader

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                                        Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 3:23 PM (permalink)
                                        it's not the first flip that gets me, it's the flip back...argh!
                                         
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                                          chewingthefat

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                                          Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:13 PM (permalink)
                                          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.

                                          <message edited by chewingthefat on Fri, 04/29/11 8:18 PM>
                                           
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                                            chewingthefat

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                                            Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:16 PM (permalink)
                                            mar52


                                            Something in this thread makes me think....

                                            Flip on
                                            Flip off

                                            The Clapper?

                                             
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                                              Foodbme

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                                              Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:18 PM (permalink)
                                              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
                                               
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                                                Foodbme

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                                                Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:22 PM (permalink)
                                                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!!!!
                                                 
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                                                  pnwchef

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                                                  Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:38 PM (permalink)
                                                  What color gravel
                                                   
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                                                    EdSails

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                                                    Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:44 PM (permalink)
                                                    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!
                                                     
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                                                      chewingthefat

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                                                      Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:50 PM (permalink)
                                                      PNWCHEF


                                                      What color gravel

                                                      For you, PINK!

                                                       
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                                                        Sundancer7

                                                        Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 5:56 PM (permalink)
                                                        I see the TV guys do it all the time.  They make it seem so simple.  I cannot do it.
                                                         
                                                        Paul E. Smith
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                                                          chewingthefat

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                                                          Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 8:22 PM (permalink)
                                                          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!


                                                           
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                                                            Foodbme

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                                                            Re:Flipping fried eggs in a skillet without a spatula Fri, 04/29/11 8:32 PM (permalink)
                                                            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
                                                             
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