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 comments.

  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. Next time go with turmeric. Lasting brightly-colored results!

  3. Yes, but was the french toast any good?

  4. Serve with Skittle-brau™

    Glad to see you posting regularly again, Mr. Yeti.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. Vanilla. French toast recipe should include a little vanilla.

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

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

  12. 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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