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Ot - fried eggs

my dog loves fried eggs.  So several days a week I will cook one for her.  Recently I have had an issue, breaking the yokes???? Is there a majik secret to not break the yokes???

(I know - the dog doesn't care, but something about the aesthetic of food resonates with me)

Memphis, TN 

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  • Btw - this was a good one
    Memphis, TN 
  • And pictures of the beautiful animal.
    Memphis, TN 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    What's her name 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Are you doing them sunny side up or over easy? When I break fried egg yolks unintentionally, the usual culprit is too much friction with the spatula as I'm trying to get under the egg, either to serve, in the case of sunnys, or to flip, in the case of over easy. Make sure your pan is really slick prior to throwing the eggs in there. 
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,937
    Couple of things to mention. The consistency of eggs depends on their age. As they get older, more water comes out of the proteins, and tverything gets runnier.

    Also, crack them on a flat surface, not a sharp one. Just enough to dent the side, and then pull the shell apart so the contents slide out in one mass.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,332
    There's no discernible difference between white and brown eggs, but I've found the white ones MUCH easier to break without making a mess, FWIW.  
    One of our church camp counselors when I was a kid had been a cook in the Army, and he could pick up four eggs, two in each hand, and crack/deposit all four at once; that was cool.  
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  • gdenby said:
    Couple of things to mention. The consistency of eggs depends on their age. As they get older, more water comes out of the proteins, and tverything gets runnier.

    Also, crack them on a flat surface, not a sharp one. Just enough to dent the side, and then pull the shell apart so the contents slide out in one mass.
    Kenji's book, "The Food Lab", covers the impact of the age on eggs in great detail.
  • Great looking dog!  (Who, BTW, could care less if the egg is even cooked!) ;)

    In a full time state of entropious nebulinity as Head Brewmeister and Chief Flatulator @ Rancho Loco Brewery and Flatutorium, Kirkland, TN

  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,405
    Wait until the white is firm enough surrounding the yolk before flipping 
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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,405
    Great looking dog!  (Who, BTW, could care less if the egg is even cooked!) ;)
    Did you see my thread earlier this week :-)
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • Mickey said:
    What's her name 
    Bessie - named after my great aunt
    Memphis, TN 

  • Are you doing them sunny side up or over easy? When I break fried egg yolks unintentionally, the usual culprit is too much friction with the spatula as I'm trying to get under the egg, either to serve, in the case of sunnys, or to flip, in the case of over easy. Make sure your pan is really slick prior to throwing the eggs in there.
    I tend to break the yolk when I break the egg - not when flipping
    Memphis, TN 
  • Great looking dog!  (Who, BTW, could care less if the egg is even cooked!) ;)
    Thanks - and yes, she will eat them raw, scrambled, boiled - she doesn't care!!
    Memphis, TN 
  • stv8rstv8r Posts: 638

    Are you doing them sunny side up or over easy? When I break fried egg yolks unintentionally, the usual culprit is too much friction with the spatula as I'm trying to get under the egg, either to serve, in the case of sunnys, or to flip, in the case of over easy. Make sure your pan is really slick prior to throwing the eggs in there.
    I tend to break the yolk when I break the egg - not when flipping



    That can happen if the pan is too hot.  You want it hot but not super hot.
  • Likely poor finger dexterity if yolk is broken during cracking! Get your wife to do it.
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,262
    edited November 2017
    For those breaking yolks during the turn for overeasy, I have a couple of old Flint Ekco spatulas found for $1 each, that are super thin with some flex, perfect for getting under eggs on steel or iron.  Folks on the Griswold Wags forum were fond of the old Flint Ekco spatulas, glad I found a couple.

    Gave the TFal Pro pan away, haven't looked back.

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • I was 10 and decided I was going to start cooking my own breakfast. After months of destroying our kitchen my dad brought home a 144 pack of eggs from a restaurant he had just helped open.

    He made me sit and practice cracking them 1 handed. 

    1) Don’t use the pan edge to crack them. I use the metal spatula or my Blackstone scraper or a thin lipped hard cup. The edge is finer. Also you don’t make a mess of your pan. 

    2) A warmer Egg is a happy Egg. The longer those eggs sat the better they cracked and less yolks broke. 

    (Also, after I baked those eggs I fed them to every dog and pig in the neighborhood. They do NOT care about over easy  ;))

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • Thx for all the advise - we have been recently buying cage free organic brown eggs - and I have been taking them straight from the fridge -  I will also take the advise to get my wife to crack them from now on - I'll first have to introduce her to the kitchen
    Memphis, TN 
  • 55drum55drum Posts: 162
    Another trick I saw on Youtube.....drop your egg in and give it time to just setup...then drop in a couple of drops of water and cover with a lid....the steam will finish the cooking...no need to flip....GL
  • Advice from the Charm School:

    If your wife is unfamiliar with the kitchen,  then this is not the time to introduce it to her.  "You want me to crack your eggs from now on?  Why?  To make pretty eggs for the dog??"

    Life is messy brother and you need your wife to help keep the mess under control.  Learn to crack the eggs yourself and save your favor requests for when it matters.
    Flint, Michigan
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,985
    the one handed flat surface trick is the way to go for sunnys. my dog gets hard boiled with the shell on crushed daily in the food, seems the shell doesnt bother him at all.
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,395
    Great looking dog!  (Who, BTW, could care less if the egg is even cooked!) ;)
    Thanks - and yes, she will eat them raw, scrambled, boiled - she doesn't care!!
    I used to put a raw egg in my greyhounds food everyday.  Coat was amazingly shiny - like show quality BUT the gas that dog emitted could clear the room.  Dang I miss that dog. 

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    2 Large
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  • Great looking dog!  (Who, BTW, could care less if the egg is even cooked!) ;)
    Thanks - and yes, she will eat them raw, scrambled, boiled - she doesn't care!!
    I used to put a raw egg in my greyhounds food everyday.  Coat was amazingly shiny - like show quality BUT the gas that dog emitted could clear the room.  Dang I miss that dog. 
    I feel you on missing a lost pet!  I'm 55 years old and still miss the dog I had growing up. 
    Memphis, TN 
  • A little shake and a quick pull and my eggs are flipped - no spatula required.  Just sayin’.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,332
    My dog gets hard boiled with the shell on crushed daily in the food, seems the shell doesnt bother him at all.
    You haven't noticed his pained, vicious glares cast your way as he's taking a dump in the yard?  :tongue:

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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • If you have to introduce your wife to the kitchen you **** up somewhere! 


    Thats why appliances are white, so they match the wedding dress!!!

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Akorn Jr

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

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