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Old 04-12-2014, 10:17 PM
 
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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
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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That's how I've been cooking mine for years, but most folks don't like them that way.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:46 PM
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I tend to cook on a lower/medium heat for everything, as carcinogens are unhealthy.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:54 PM
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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
Cooking eggs that way is the reason so many people do not think they like eggs. My husband didn't think he liked eggs when we got married. I made the mistake of saying I wanted eggs when I visited his mother once. Once was enough; I like my eggs fully cooked. He now likes my fully cooked eggs too. Raw eggs are actually dangerous.

I like the pan to be sizzling hot when I break the eggs and put them in the pan. Let them cook just a minute with only the yellow part broken then scramble all together, let fry a little more and stir again. I use medium high heat. If I like the end product, how can that be wrong? I like all my food done. I cook most foods longer than the instructions say to cook them. Most professional chefs don't get food done enough for my liking.

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:18 AM
 
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I do cook my eggs gently over low heat, but runny snotty eggs are not tolerated in this house. My eggs are fresh out of the chicken, too, so they are going to taste better than anything made from store-bought eggs.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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My scrambled eggs are always VERY runny with soft curds. I also make sure the yolks are always runny in my pasta carbonara. Heck, I'll even crack the eggs and drink them raw - no worries.

Just gotta know what you're doing.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:12 AM
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if i like what i cook, then it isnt "wrong"


i throw alot of different things into my scrambled eggs, from cheese to salami, ham and sometimes cream cheese..

yes, some folks do over-cook scrambled eggs,,,, i like mine slightly undercooked,,,just like bacon, i like it soggy, not crispy
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I like mine well done and also sunny side up.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:36 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.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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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.
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