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View Poll Results: How do you like your eggs?
Hard Boiled 4 2.31%
Soft Boiled 2 1.16%
Over Easy 35 20.23%
Fried 14 8.09%
Sunny Side Up 14 8.09%
Scrambled 33 19.08%
Eggs in Baskets 5 2.89%
Eggs Benedict 16 9.25%
Eggs Florentine 0 0%
Deviled Eggs 9 5.20%
Omelets 20 11.56%
Frittatas 0 0%
Quiche 3 1.73%
Some off-the-wall way that did not occur to me when I was typing this? 18 10.40%
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:59 PM
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You didn't mention egg salad. You know, hard boiled egg, chopped up with Hellman's mayo. Maybe a little bit of chopped onion and/or celery. It's the filling for my favorite sandwich since I was a kid (and I'm in my freakin' 60s). Still love it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:07 PM
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It's the filling for my favorite sandwich since I was a kid (and I'm in my freakin' 60s).
Waitress: Sorry, I just scratched the thing you like best.

Customer: So? Go wash your hands and fix me an egg salad sandwich.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:27 PM
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+ poached
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:45 PM
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I usually eat them over medium. Basted sounds good, though- I'll have to try that. I'd actually never heard of that before this thread.

This thread actually comes at just the right time. Eggs are my favorites- they can be made lots of different ways, are relatively inexpensive, and two eggs=one hot meal, so a carton of eggs can feed me for about a week. But scrambled or over-medium eggs every day gets a bit old, so I was trying to figure out some other ways to make them.

I've never actually made soft-boiled eggs before, so may have to try those.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:47 PM
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I usually eat them over medium. Basted sounds good, though- I'll have to try that. I'd actually never heard of that before this thread.

This thread actually comes at just the right time. Eggs are my favorites- they can be made lots of different ways, are relatively inexpensive, and two eggs=one hot meal, so a carton of eggs can feed me for about a week. But scrambled or over-medium eggs every day gets a bit old, so I was trying to figure out some other ways to make them.

I've never actually made soft-boiled eggs before, so may have to try those.
OK, before you run away, how the hell are you doing these days?
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:49 PM
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hate eggs
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:21 PM
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Why can I only choose one? I like all those options. I'm not aware of any method of cooking eggs I don't like.
Words right outta my mouth.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:33 PM
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Why must I pick only one option? Why?

Probably because I would have picked every single one. I luuuurrrrrvvvve eggs.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:06 AM
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Fried and sandwiched in a toasted English muffin with some sliced ham and melted cheese and a little hot sauce.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:15 AM
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Scrambled eggs with toast has been my go-to comfort food all my life.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:19 AM
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Scrambled is my favorite. Scrambled HARD, even a little brown. Don't like anything runny in my eggs.

Omelets are my second favorite, and I probably eat them more often.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:53 AM
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I like eggs prepared just about any old way. But, if I'm in a diner, I always order them the way I saw John Wayne once order his eggs:

"Lookin' at me!"
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:49 AM
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Over-medium (hard whites, runny yolks) or slow-scrambled over very low heat.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:05 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXPLky2NyM


You basically make a fried egg and finish cooking it with water without flipping it over.
Yeah, what you're describing is more "over medium."
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:10 AM
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Deviled, with chili not paprika, spicy, extra tabassco.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:14 AM
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Fried in pork lard (yolk runny), lightly salted, in between two slices of thickly buttered freshly-baked bread.

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:51 PM
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Hard boiled for at least sixteen minutes, then peeled, sliced, and eaten in a sandwich.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:58 PM
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I like sunny side up with a runny yolk, but I add a couple tablespoons of water near the end and cover with a lid to steam them a bit, it firms up the whites. Is there a name for that, or is it still sunny side up?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:22 PM
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I like sunny side up with a runny yolk, but I add a couple tablespoons of water near the end and cover with a lid to steam them a bit, it firms up the whites. Is there a name for that, or is it still sunny side up?
It seems that your method is another version of basted eggs.

My version of basted eggs involves scooping up the hot grease and pouring it over the eggs as they cook.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:09 PM
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I don't like eggs at all!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:12 PM
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Coddled eggs are nice too!

I actually like eggs cooked about any way, but don't care for what some folks turn eggs into with other ingredients. Deviled eggs are nasty, in my book.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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All of the above but favorite and most versatile is poached.

And Kylie Kwong's fried eggs.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:35 PM
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As usual in the egg threads, shirred gets no love.

Love them shirred...that's usually one of the more forgettable ways when people think of how to make eggs, it seems.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:41 PM
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I have never in my life forgotten about shirred eggs. Mostly because I've never known what they are in the first place. A little help?

And coddled eggs, too, for that matter. I've heard of them, at least, but I'm still not sure what they are. Eggs that are treated very gently?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:44 PM
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Basically, eggs made in a small cup.

In fact, they look similar to coddled eggs, I find.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:26 PM
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I like sunny side up with a runny yolk, but I add a couple tablespoons of water near the end and cover with a lid to steam them a bit, it firms up the whites. Is there a name for that, or is it still sunny side up?
Steam basted eggs. I do those a lot, too.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:49 PM
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I actually prefer over-medium, because when eating out, way too many over-easy still have runny egg white. When doing it myself, I can get a good over easy w/o runny egg white.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:11 AM
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I actually prefer over-medium, because when eating out, way too many over-easy still have runny egg white. When doing it myself, I can get a good over easy w/o runny egg white.
Well, over easy should have whites slightly uncooked, according to many. Some will define it as such exactly on their menu. (Like in this PDF of a menu).
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:23 AM
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Eggs and cheese are the forms of animal protein I eat, and I do like the eggs. I'll take them in any one of a myriad of ways: scrambled, over easy, steamed (I'm thinking that if you're basting something, you've got to actively pour cooking liquid over it, and I'll take those, too), poached, hard-boiled; in omelets, frittatas, huevos rancheros, quiche, deviled, egg salad...I could live on eggs alone. Well, I do like some toast with them. I am a little put off by runny whites, so I'll generally pass on the coddled and soft-boiled eggs, but in general, yes. I'll have eggs, please.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:35 AM
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In all seriousness I like the way the eggs in egg sushi (tomago) tastes. It's may favorite kind of egg, but I have no clue how to make it that way myself.
http://www.sushiencyclopedia.com/sus...egg_sushi.html
So yummers. It's some kind of sweet Japanese omelet, and it is divine.

Here is a video on how to make one, but there is zero chance I could do it. Maybe I van just take the guy in the video home with me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z52CNYOWZRU
Actually you can just omelet or scramble the egg mixture for tomago just fine, I love the flavor myself and make them that way when I get lazy.

I like poached, coddled, omelet, tomago omelet. Actually other than over hard or medium, I cant think of a way I really dislike eggs. I have issues with food still where if I eat something one day, I can not guarantee that the idea of eating whatever won't nauseate me the next, but eggs [and poached chicken both done blandly] tend to always be palatable.

And I adore making and eat deviled eggs.

I didn't vote because I like all of them..............
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:10 AM
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As usual in the egg threads, shirred gets no love.

Love them shirred...that's usually one of the more forgettable ways when people think of how to make eggs, it seems.
I like my staken, not shirred.




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Old 12-09-2012, 04:32 AM
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I picked Sunny Side Up, however, as a kid, my Mom would make me soft boiled eggs with a hunk of buttered bread. That was a treat!

Edit:
I've started frying my eggs mostly. I sprinkle on kosher salt, fresh black pepper, then slap that baby into a good, toasted roll with butter. Now I'm hungry.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:35 AM
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I like my staken, not shirred.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:44 AM
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Multiple choices:
eggs scrambled with lots of onion and sprinkled lightly with truffled salt
deviled eggs, in many versions
baked in a muffin tin lined with prosciuto, deli turkey, or grated potatoes
veggie omelets
frittata made with any leftovers in the house
pannukakku -- a breakfast custard, like a Dutch baby, with maple syrup or mixed berries
in a nest or in benedict or florentine are nice once in a while, if I feel I can splurge on the bread. But if I'm choosing between carbs, I'll pick potato over bread every time.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:20 AM
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Multiple choices:
eggs scrambled with lots of onion and sprinkled lightly with truffled salt
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That sounds yummy. I think I'd prefer some finely snipped chives though rather than onion; slightly more delicate maybe. Just looked on Amazon and truffled salt is £15 for 100g... yikes! I do have a black truffle in a jar though that my boss gave to me a while ago. I guess I could just fill the jar with salt and let it infuse. I assume the type of salt doesn't really matter?

Speaking of salt, what's very dreamy is hard boiled eggs dipped in celery salt. Especially quail eggs. Quite a common canape in the UK... well, at poncy parties they are.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:41 AM
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Over hard with a slice of melty american cheese between two slices of grainy wheat toast.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:03 AM
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I like them any which way but prefer them runny or wet. Current favorite: sunny side up on fried rice for breakfast.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:41 AM
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Excuse the smell everyone.
Maybe I judged too harshly. I like steak 'n eggs, too.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:02 PM
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Maybe I judged too harshly. I like steak 'n eggs, too.
Oh, right. And you rotten egged me.

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:07 PM
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I like my eggs poached.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:40 PM
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I love poached eggs, that moment when you pierce the yolk and it oozes out is sublime!! I never heard of a basted egg, in the UK we'd just call that a fried egg. A fried egg sat on a piece of black (blood) pudding is divine.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:32 PM
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You didn't mention raw:

When I was a kid I went in the chicken pen (a couple of times, not as a habit), took an egg, made a hole at each end and sucked the whole content.

Not anymore.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:19 PM
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We are fond of eggs in our house (well we are fond o' BREAKFASTS) but we usually make scrambled for convenience. However when we go out I am full on ordering my eggs "sunny and runny". Unfortunately, in Vancouver, sunny and runny either gets a "We won't make them that way, health department rules" or it gets me a rubbery white disk with plastic yellow orbs on top. So I order "over easy" which at least gets me nice runny yolks.

When I do get my proper sunny eggs they should go on either toast or pancake, post-haste.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:24 PM
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In all seriousness I like the way the eggs in egg sushi (tomago) tastes. It's may favorite kind of egg, but I have no clue how to make it that way myself.
http://www.sushiencyclopedia.com/sus...egg_sushi.html
So yummers. It's some kind of sweet Japanese omelet, and it is divine.

Here is a video on how to make one, but there is zero chance I could do it. Maybe I van just take the guy in the video home with me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z52CNYOWZRU
My favorite as well.

The style is called tamagoyaki and you need a special kind of pan to do it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:28 PM
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Partially cooked egg whites.


Oops wrong thread and wrong board.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:02 PM
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That reminds me - nobody's mentioned balut yet....
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:59 AM
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While I like eggs in almost any configuration, I'm having trouble choosing between omelet and deviled egg as my favorite. Both are occasional treats, not things I can do often.

I think I'll give the edge to deviled eggs, since I have tasted omelets that are bad, as they have things in them I don't like. I've never had a bad deviled egg, even when they had--shudder--yellow mustard in them.

Oh, and if you want a kind you left out, I nominate egg drop soup, which is amazing.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:57 AM
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Love them all, including raw in a smoothie.

If I had to pick a favorite? Poached. Eggs Sardou, Eggs Conti, and my own signature dish of poached eggs in an okra, tomatoe, chili pepper concoction.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:39 AM
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:47 AM
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