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Old 04-16-2014, 01:59 AM
 
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One of life's little mysteries is who on earth was the first person to see an egg, covered with a shell and all, coming out of the butt end of a chicken and said, "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I'll bet that would taste yummy!"

An incredibly hungry person, I'm guessing.
Excuse me if this is off topic but would this be the same
incredibly hungry person who saw a dirty shell in the ocean...
pried it open & saw the gooey stuff inside & said, "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,
I'll bet this would also taste yummy !"
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:27 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 asked my grandmother how she made her (yummy) eggs. She said "like this". That was all the training i needed.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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Excuse me if this is off topic but would this be the same
incredibly hungry person who saw a dirty shell in the ocean...
pried it open & saw the gooey stuff inside & said, "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,
I'll bet this would also taste yummy !"
Or how about the first person to lick one of those hallucinogenic frogs?
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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I asked my grandmother how she made her (yummy) eggs. She said "like this". That was all the training i needed.
Exactly.

There is no "overcooking" or "undercooking" eggs. People cook them how they like them. If they like 'em a little burnt, then that's what works for them.

When I followed the "experts" on cooking boiled eggs, I ended up with a slightly soft middle of the yolk. I don't like that, so I let it sit a few more minutes than recommended. That doesn't mean I'm "overcooking" it.

When I followed the "experts" on scrambling eggs, it was a gooey mess and everyone complained. We like ours pretty firm around here, especially since I'm going to be adding cheese after they're done. So the next time, I went back to cooking them the way I've always done it. It didn't taste better the other way, nor was there any other advantage to it (for MY family's taste buds). So, out it went.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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The best way to eat an egg is half boiled. Place fresh egg into boiled water, cover with a lid for about 6 mins. After you crack the runny egg on plate, add few drops of dark soy sauce and a dash of white pepper. There you have it, a yummy and nutritious half boiled egg!

Second best is sunny side up with runny yolks, with dark soy sauce and white pepper of course.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:16 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.
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?
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:27 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.
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.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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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.

Oh, gimmeabreak. LOL, culinary techniques/training exist not to take pictures of food, but to prepare it in a way that ensures each diner wants to eat it and will enjoy it.

Any chef worth his salt knows how to cater to diners likes and dislikes.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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Second best is sunny side up with runny yolks, with dark soy sauce and white pepper of course.
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!"
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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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.
You'll appreciate this. I can't remember her name, but it's someone near the Julia Child level of chefdom--anyway, she posits that eggs should be scrambled so "low and slow" that it should take "no less than thirty minutes" to finish them.

I scrambled two eggs wet yesterday, slowly, with tiny, saucy curds, just to see how I liked them. They weren't bad, but I don't feel like standing at the stove for ten minutes (I wasn't "low" enough to be "slow" enough). I can't imagine taking half an hour to make scrambled eggs. I like eating them either way, but it's a quick meal for me. I never, ever brown my eggs, btw, either scrambled or omelettes.
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