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Old 04-13-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Sorry (not really), but I don't want the "rest of the eggs becoming a sauce for the curds." I like my scrambled eggs dry, like bullets, so that's how I make them. Like many people, I'm fussy about eggs, which is why I never order them out.

And if Chef whats-his-name doesn't like it, tough buns.

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Old 04-13-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Scrambling some eggs for breakfast? Be warned: They're "one of the most overcooked dishes in America," food writer Michael Ruhlman tells NPR. "We kill our eggs with heat." What we should really be doing, he says, is cooking them "very slowly over very gentle heat." That way, "the curds form," and "the rest of the egg sort of warms but doesn't fully cook and becomes a sauce for the curds.

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong : The Salt : NPR
I happen to agree about how to cook them, but I also realize articles like this are simply a matter of opinion.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Sorry (not really), but I don't want the "rest of the eggs becoming a sauce for the curds." I like my scrambled eggs dry, like bullets, so that's how I make them. Like many people, I'm fussy about eggs, which is why I never order them out.

And if Chef whats-his-name doesn't like it, tough buns.

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Old 04-13-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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I would never eat an egg straight up like that. I rarely even have them in the house. They're gross.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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As JustJulia mentioned, no snotty eggs for me. I prepare my eggs fully cooked and when I eat out, if the eggs are not prepared correctly, they go back. However, it can be challenging when I eat omelettes at restaurants.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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What we should really be doing, he says, is cooking them "very slowly over very gentle heat." That way, "the curds form," and "the rest of the egg sort of warms but doesn't fully cook and becomes a sauce for the curds.
My grandfather used to cook eggs this way but us grandkids always hated how runny they were.

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If you add just a few small bits of cream cheese your scrambled eggs will stay wonderfully creamy.
We put creme fraiche in ours. Delicious!

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Old 04-13-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I like runny yolks. Runny whites....not so much.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Default Quite right...

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I think someone probably just found eggs in the nest. Then got curious and tried - first raw, then cooked.

Later on discovered how to get a steady supply of this delicacy
When and why did humans begin consuming eggs?

Humans have been consuming eggs since the dawn of human time. The history is complicated and diverse; the culinary applications are innumerable. When, where, and why have people been eating eggs?

The Food Timeline: history notes--eggs
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Fully cooked eggs here as well.

"Wrong"? I don't think so. I cook them how I like them...which makes it...."right"!
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I like to cook mine over a medium-low heat, covered. They are moist but not soupy, fluffy but not dry, custard-like but with distinct, delicious curds Never brown on the bottom.
Sometimes I will add half&half. Pinch of salt when ready.
Soft-boiled eggs are one of my very favorite breakfasts - 3 min in boiling water. They are partly set, soft white and a runny yolk.
I do eat RAW eggs too, never had any problem.
That's how I like my scrambled eggs--moist, with custard like curds. I don't care for wet and runny or rubbery and brown(ed).

A few days ago, my son cooked breakfast for me. He served chewy, mainebrokerman approved bacon, overcooked scrambled eggs, and barely toasted toast. He cooked, served and washed the dishes. It was the best meal I've eaten in weeks.
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