BTW, prompted by a post in the frying in bacon grease thread.
Sometimes I feel like my father, big brother and I are the only ones on the planet that ever order basted eggs. For fried eggs at home, I only prepare basted eggs with the exception of over hard for sandwiches. Over the years, these have been harder and harder to get. Often I have to settle for over easy at restaurants where the wait staff say “huh, basted?”.
Do you even know what a basted egg is? Is it an American thing? Certainly, I’ve never been able to get a basted egg in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore. Can’t remember if I tried in Australia and if Australia is part of Asia these days anyhoo I digress.
Here are photosif you don’t know what basted is. And for a description, basically a basted egg is a fried egg sunny side up except that you put a tiny bit of water in the pan to steam up and cover it with a lid so the top of the fried egg is effectively poached but the yolk is still runny. Traditionalists spoon bacon grease over the egg as it is frying to cook the top part but that is even more of a minority that your basic basted egg.
Basted eggs over pan fried potatoes [/homer Simpson]yummmmmmmmmmmmm[/end homer Simpson].
Any based basted egg afficianado/s out there?