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Old 04-15-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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^^^ I agree.
There are established culinary ways how to cook food to get the best of it.
You might agree with it or not, it doesn't matter. If you like hard scrambled eggs, or mushy vegetables, or overcooked steak - that's fine. That's the way YOU or your family like it cooked. But that doesn't mean that's the way it supposed to be cooked, or served in good restaurants, where chefs are trained, and cooking is an art.
Supposed to be cooked? Who set these rules? Were they handed down from the cavemen?

That's just nonsense. Even in cooking schools ... they teach it the way they THINK it should be cooked. In their opinions.

And a good restaurant ... they'll cook the food the way the customer wants it. Or they'll go out of business.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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Doing it right, huh? How many different ways is there to eat a raw egg? Unless you chew it up or something the only way to do it is simply swallow it whole like an oyster. Just let it slide right down. There fore not sure what people mean by "if you eat it the right way". Do tell, what IS the "right" way?
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Doritos
Food of the gods.

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Hamburger helper....egad. Disgusting. How much help do you need to brown some hamburger meat, add in some diced veggies and seasoning, make a sauce and boil some noodles. Seriously. You talking like 10 or 15 more mins tops. Anything cheese with Kraft, god forbid Velveeta, on it. Tastes chemically and otherwise bland.
Blah, blah, blah ... Your tastes - or lack thereof - do not represent the tastes of the entire populace. There are such things as preferences. Mine are not yours, and vice versa. Live and let live, and lighten up.

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I could go on
That's quite all right.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I like to cook mine over a medium-low heat, covered.
How and when do they become scrambled?
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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The thought of egg curds "moving around" in "gently warmed" "sauce" makes me gag a little bit.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I cook everything well done to kill germs.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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I don't care if I'm doing it wrong....I cook 'em the way we like 'em.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:05 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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The thought of egg curds "moving around" in "gently warmed" "sauce" makes me gag a little bit.
Eggsactly. That is NOT sauce.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:40 AM
 
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If you're cooking eggs the way you prefer, and someone else prefers them another way, you're 'doing it wrong'...?

I like my food cooked certain ways. Happily, I don't confuse my personal tastes for the way others should necessarily do things.
Actually thats exactly what your doing....confusing your personal tastes for the way things should be done.

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Supposed to be cooked? Who set these rules? Were they handed down from the cavemen?

That's just nonsense. Even in cooking schools ... they teach it the way they THINK it should be cooked. In their opinions.

And a good restaurant ... they'll cook the food the way the customer wants it. Or they'll go out of business.
I didnt say they wouldn't cook it the way you like if you asked, although there are some that would refuse....I said if you go into a real restaurant, ie not Denny's, that employs a trained chef and simply order scrambled eggs....you know very well what will come out on that plate.

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Food of the gods.

Blah, blah, blah ... Your tastes - or lack thereof - do not represent the tastes of the entire populace. There are such things as preferences. Mine are not yours, and vice versa. Live and let live, and lighten up.

That's quite all right.
Where did I say my preferences were yours?

My tastes - or lack thereof...?

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The thought of egg curds "moving around" in "gently warmed" "sauce" makes me gag a little bit.
Thats fine, then don't eat them that way. Nobody said you had to.

You must not like hollandaise.....or mayonnaise....or bearnaise....or dijon...or any of the other sauces that starts with a "gently warmed" egg yolk with butter beaten in.

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Eggsactly. That is NOT sauce.
LOL...actually it is. Hollandaise sauce, a mother sauce, overcooked becomes scrambled eggs minus the whites. So yes not only is it a sauce, its very close to one of the 5 basic sauces that all the other sauces are based on.

Ya'll people that like your eggs overcooked need to lighten up and stop trying to vindicate your methods. Nobody is standing in your kitchen making you cook your eggs any differently. Nothing you say or do will change 100s of years of cooking evolution that dictates the proper way to cook food and is taught to future chefs. If you like your scrambled eggs cooked dry then man up, or woman up, and own it and say "Damn right I like my eggs overcooked"...just don't try to justify it by claiming there isn't a right or wrong way to cook eggs.

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:42 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.
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