Cooking eggs

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Cooking eggs

Postby heutistmeintag » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:12 am

My kids requested me to make egg and sausage breakfast. While sausage could be grilled in the oven, I have a problem frying eggs in the morning. I have no maid and I am too lazy to clean up the splattered oil from the frying pan.

Does any mum or dad here know how to fry eggs without messing up the stoves? I am thinking if there is any waffle-maker -like machine
http://shopproducts.howstuffworks.com/Chef-s-Choice-840-Waffle-Maker/SF-1/PID-27740479, it would be great.

As a last resort, I could consider buying those rings used by McDonalds for frying eggs and perhaps covering the entire pan while frying. It's quite clumsy though IMHO.

Any suggestions, moms and dads?

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Postby ZacK » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:15 am

When my wife and I were staying alone together... We had a non-stick pan and used with a spray can type cooking oil. Basically we heated up the non-stick pan, sprayed the pan lightly to grease it, broke the egg onto the pan and cooked our sunny side up or scrambled eggs.

I found that when we did so...

1. We used a whole lot lesser oil (compared with the conventional way of pouring cooking oil onto the frying pan);
2. There was very minimal or no oil splatter; and
3. Finally we used a serviette to wipe off whatever leftover grease (which usually is none or minimum) after the egg is cooked.
4. Used a lid to cover the pan or left it as it is on the stove :wink:

P.s I forgot to add, the bottom of my sunny side up egg, would still be fairly crunchy (which I like) w/o the oily greasy feeling :D

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Postby winth » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:37 am

Hi,

We bought a non-stick frying pan which is darn small. It's really just for frying eggs.

And there we have it, nice perfect rounded egg. You can cook sunny-side up, small omelette, scrambled eggs. While your other frying pan is for cooking sausages, won't create a messy sausage-egg-mixed-together meal.

As the pan is full with egg, cos it's so small that it only fits an egg, there will be no splatter or mess (unless the fire is way too strong).

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Postby heutistmeintag » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:23 am

Thanks for the tips. I will go look for small non-stick frying pan and the oil spray. I guess I had been frying eggs with too much heat and oil, and hence the splattering oil. :oops:

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Egg Stations

Postby buds » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:46 am

Ever noticed the egg stations for
the free daily breakfast in hotels,
during those holidays?

Small non-stick pan.
Little bit of oil.
Spread oil all around the pan.
Medium heat.

Works for eggs of all kinds.

Sunny side, scrambled, omelette.
Yum!

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Postby heutistmeintag » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:30 am

I was searching around for a non-stick pan and boy, was I surprised that such a simple thing can take so much time. I thought I got it when I read about the GreenPan..until I read this http://dannyseo.typepad.com/my_weblog/2 ... updat.html :cry:

I am sick and tired of searching, can any moms recommend ?
:?:

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Postby ZacK » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:23 pm

I think should suffice to get the normal ones you can get at cold storage or dept stores.

Think these are the Teflon coated ones... Do note however that there are articles linking cancer with the use of non-stick pans in general. I've extracted some info from this link:

What you can do about Teflon-related substances: tips to reduce your exposure
Health Canada, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration do not advise against using cookware with non-stick coatings or other products with PTFE. They advise that non-stick cookware needs to be used properly.

Using non-stick cookware can help you reduce the amount of butter or oil in your diet, which is good for your health.

However, it is important to remember:

- Do not use non-stick cookware at high temperatures. Health Canada recommends a maximum temperature of 350 degrees Celsius or 650 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Do not use non-stick cookware for broiling or other high temperature baking and cooking.
- Remember that temperature settings vary between appliances. For example, olive oil typically begins to smoke at 210 degrees Celsius (410 degrees Farenheit), which is below Health Canada’s recommended maximum temperature for using non-stick coatings.

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Postby heyhoe » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:29 pm

Anyone heard of egg poacher? It seems that it produce nice quality eggs cooked like McDonalds. Apparently use less oil and use heat from steam.

Alternatively, what I do is to grill it in my oven as Egg Toast. Meaning, Place bread (thicker, like those at Breadtalk). Cut to cheese size and dent it, place a slice of cheese, crack an egg and grill it. Add some seasoning and even bits of bacon or ham if you like.

Yummy!

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Postby MLR » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:04 pm

heyhoe wrote:Anyone heard of egg poacher? It seems that it produce nice quality eggs cooked like McDonalds. Apparently use less oil and use heat from steam.

Alternatively, what I do is to grill it in my oven as Egg Toast. Meaning, Place bread (thicker, like those at Breadtalk). Cut to cheese size and dent it, place a slice of cheese, crack an egg and grill it. Add some seasoning and even bits of bacon or ham if you like.

Yummy!


Hiya

Wow, found someone who do eggs the same way I do mine. :celebrate:

I do mine with wholemeal/multigrain bread, COON cheese (can get from NTUC), egg, a crack of black pepper and a few grains of salt. YUMMY....

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Postby heutistmeintag » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:46 am

ok, allow me to digress. Maybe we should have a cooking thread. :lol:

I just want to poll parents out there - how many times could the oil in a deep fryer be re-used ?

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