The Most Important Thing of the Things We Eat

This morning I made French Toast Surprise. Here is the recipe:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat 4 eggs. Add 3/4 cup milk, 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, and 1 tsp. nutmeg; stir well to combine.
  2. Soak bread slices in the egg mixture until saturated.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Brown on both sides.
  4. Accidentally sprinkle slices liberally with ground cumin instead of cinnamon and serve. SURPRISE!

Also, I have been ordering my eggs “over medium” in restaurants for like 25 years now, and have never once received eggs that were over medium. I presume this is because the cooks are frantically Googleing the recipe back in the kitchen and coming up empty. Let’s rectify that now:

How to Cook Eggs Over Medium

Cook eggs over easy. Then keep cooking them. Then stop. If they become over hard, you have gone too far.

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12 thoughts on “The Most Important Thing of the Things We Eat

  1. Easy way to cook eggs to “over” medium… Fry egg to sunny side up. Put pot lid or plate cover over egg and let it cook for a few extra seconds. Do not attempt to actually flip egg over. Same end result, no broken yolks, no accidental overcooking.

  2. My Dad once did a similar thing but accidently used powdered garlic instead of baking powder (we got our spices and kitchen stuff in unlabeled containers from a coop) for waffles. Everyone noticed before him because the house smelled like waffles and garlic, but he had a really bad sense of smell and didn’t notice at all.

  3. Several years ago we had a New Year’s Eve party with lots of fancy food. The next morning I made French toast from some almond bread, and planned to drown it in leftover crème anglaise from the night before…which would have been muuuuch better than the leftover Hollandaise I actually used instead.

  4. I got in the habit of ordering eggs over medium because fry cooks don’t seem to understand over easy doesn’t mean “covered in uncooked white egg snot”. If I order over medium I usually get a perfect over easy which is what I really want.

  5. @chzplz What you’re describing isn’t over medium, it’s basted. Eggs “over whatever” means flipping them.

  6. It’s possible that they’re being overly cautious about serving anything even approaching a raw egg, but it’s probably just incompetence.

  7. What chzplz wrote, but also: cover with pot lid and then forget about them for a few minutes because kids or something, and then turn off the range, take the lid off and flip them over with no fire under for a few seconds. Excelente!

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