I have a confession to make. This may come as a shock to many of you, but to those closest to me, they will just laugh with me about my inability to complete such a seemingly simple kitchen task.

Here goes: I can’t make over-easy eggs. Nope. Can’t do it. I’ve tried. And it is not important enough to me to learn how to do that whole flipping thing without breaking the yolk.

I have two tricks for when I am craving over-easy eggs:

  1. I ask my kids to make them for me. (Yes, my kids can make over easy eggs [perfectly, by the way], and I can not.)
  2. I go for a “poached” kinda effect. This means that I crack the egg into the pan as if I were making an over-easy egg, let it sizzle just long enough for me to crack a little pepper over the top and pour some water into the pan. Then I cover the pan with a lid and watch it until the whites are set up. And VOILA! Whites that are cooked and a yolk that is runny, perfect for dipping my toast or mixing with my hashbrowns*.

So, what are your true kitchen confessions? I’m sure I’ll have more to share as we go along.

*I cheat with my hashbrowns, too. When we have baked potatoes, I make extra and then I cut them up and fry them with onion and/or garlic to make my hashbrowns. Much easier and quicker than shredding fresh potatoes and cooking them up.


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5 Responses to Confession

  1. I do that with my potatoes ALL the time. I look at it as thinking ahead and not really cheating. The whole family loves when I fry up leftover baked potatoes. 🙂

    Confession….hmmmm…..I will have to think on this. Oh, I know one….I have yet to conquer pickles. I plan to try again this summer…when the cukes are coming out my ears. 🙂

  2. Mom

    Yeah…basted eggs is the way to go. Over easy is just too hard. The only time I could do them was while using the grill at the “cafe” down the road.

  3. Over easy is really easy! It’s all about the lift and flip. I’ve been teaching my foster daughter and she’s getting really good at it.

    And I don’t think that you’re cheating with either basted eggs OR bakers-turned-browns. Cheating is pre-made, frozen stuff that you just heat up.

  4. Dad

    Flip them with the pan–no spatula needed. 🙂

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