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Old 04-16-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I am beginning to see a pattern here....all the people arguing that there isnt a right way to cook scrambled eggs have no clue about culinary techniques or training....I wonder if there is a connection.
Yes, anyone who doesn't agree with YOU is simply ignorant.

Riiiiiight.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Has this been posted yet? Jamie Oliver's version of English, French, and American scrambled eggs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9r-...Me_s84gEZelxBW
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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I am beginning to see a pattern here....all the people arguing that there isnt a right way to cook scrambled eggs have no clue about culinary techniques or training....I wonder if there is a connection.

I wouldn't waste my time or money on all that nonsense. I am an excellent cook without all that nonsense and I taught myself through reading cookbooks, trial and error.

If you think you need special training you go on and waste your time but I wouldn't give you a nickle for scrambled eggs that are not cooked the way I like them.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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[quote=MisfitBanana;34391370]Has this been posted yet? Jamie Oliver's version of English, French, and American scrambled eggs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9r-...Me_s84gEZelxBW

I make mine just like he demonstrates for American-style eggs, just a touch drier, and I use pepper as well as salt. I use medium-low to low heat, and they come out tender and moist. Not wet or runny, not brown or rubbery. Yummy!
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Has this been posted yet? Jamie Oliver's version of English, French, and American scrambled eggs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9r-...Me_s84gEZelxBW
Very interesting. I know which of the three I'd prefer ... but it still needs just a bit longer cooking for me.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I agree-.. just because they are not wet doesn't mean they are burned.

i cook over medium heat and stir fairly continuously. And lots of butter
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: between Mars and Venus
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I do like a sunny side up with runny yolks so you would think that I wouldn't mind my boiled yolks being soft, but I do. I don't know why.

You know what they say: "There's no accountin' for taste!"
Well you should try cooking a half boiled egg like I wrote there. Literally half boiled with both smooth runny white and yolk, add the dark sauce and pepper and mixed them slightly before you smooth them down your throat.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:12 PM
 
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Sorry, but you're wrong. Long before reading this blog entry, I knew how trained chefs prepared eggs. But that doesn't mean I like them that way. Nor does it mean if I cook them longer that I'm doing it "wrong." It's not math where there's a right or wrong answer. It's cooking and there are many ways to prepare food to please many different palates.

What about frying eggs? Which of these methods is the "correct" way? (1) Sunny side up; (2) Over easy; (3) over medium; (4) over hard?
Again...Its not me thats wrong...I didn't decide the proper method of preparing scrambled eggs. Again, that doesn't mean you have to prepare or eat them any other way than you like. Actually if you cook scrambled eggs that long then yes, you are overcooking them and that is not the correct way to prepare anything. Yes there are many ways to prepare food to pleases many different palates...but that has nothing to do with whether or not that method is the correct way or not.

Is this a trick question? Its like steak, they should not be cooked past medium rare. But if you like it that way then by all means....its your egg.

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You remind me of an art curator pointing to a white canvas with a blue square on it, telling all the visitors that not only is it art, it's the only art that exists.
Right...thats me to a tee. Thats actually what I do in my spare time....wait....do you know me?

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Yes, anyone who doesn't agree with YOU is simply ignorant.

Riiiiiight.
AGAIN...Its not me you are disagreeing with...its accepted culinary knowledge. Thats what is making you ignorant.

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I wouldn't waste my time or money on all that nonsense. I am an excellent cook without all that nonsense and I taught myself through reading cookbooks, trial and error.

If you think you need special training you go on and waste your time but I wouldn't give you a nickle for scrambled eggs that are not cooked the way I like them.
If you think that culinary techniques taught to professional chefs is nonsense, then I got news for you. You can't cook.

I wouldn't say you need special training, you can teach yourself but I only know of a handful of "cookbooks" that actually teach cooking techniques instead of just regurgitating a list of recipes.

Anyone interested in learning how to actually prepare food would find the following authors of great help.

Julia Childs
Jacques Pepin
James Peterson
any books by the Culinary Institute of America

also another really decent resource is here
Index of eGCI Courses - The eGullet Culinary Institute (eGCI) - eGullet Forums
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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[quote=justanokie;34386697]Actually thats exactly what your doing....confusing your personal tastes for the way things should be done.


Obviously you have no idea what you are doing when it comes to 'cooking'.
There is no right way. There is the art of being able to prepare food so that it results in what you were aiming for.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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Obviously you have no idea what you are doing when it comes to 'cooking'.
There is no right way. There is the art of being able to prepare food so that it results in what you were aiming for.
Right..you keep on telling yourself that.....and that your a super awesome cook. All those hoity-toity people that wear the funny little hats and actually prepare food for a living have no clue what they are doing. In fact...everyone is a super awesome cook because there is no right or wrong way to cook food.

Hmmm but wait....you just said that I'm not a good cook.....wow....we have a real conundrum here. How can there be no right way.....and yet I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to cooking.

Oh wow....even better....how can you be a good cook if there is no right way? And how could the "art of being able to prepare food so that it results in what you were aiming for" be good cooking if there is no right way. And if your not doing it right then it must be wrong....so you agree with me? Thats a confusing way to say you agree with me. Whew...I almost thought you didnt agree with me there for a sec when I first read your post.


Legen........wait for it.....dary
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