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November 20, 2009

The Perfect Fried Egg

Today I roasted some red peppers, zucchini & onions in the oven.  I grilled a slab of herb foccacia with olive oil on our indoor grill pan….I fried the egg and the rest was history.

my lunch today

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For the past few years I’ve been making fried eggs the wrong way.  The old me would butter up a pan, drop an egg in fry it on one side and then flip it over.  The old me doesn’t do that anymore.  Because half the time I lived with an overcooked yolk.  I won’t stand for that. NO.

The new me follows Lucinda Scala Quinn’s way.  The right way.  The way that most people know.  Because I was never properly introduced to the fried egg world, I had no idea the ease in which a fried egg can be made.  I will never go back. I promise.

Basically, you just butter up a hot pan. Drop the egg in and IMMEDIATELY add a bit of water to the pan.  You cover the egg with a lid and let it cook for a minute.  You are done.  Top with salt & pepper and you can call it a day.   The steam from the water almost poaches the top of the egg.  It’s very delicate and the bottom of the egg has a dense crispness.  The way it should.

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