December Cooking Challenge: Eggs

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  1. morning glory

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    Smoked eggs! You are giving me ideas...
     
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    I'm really loving that seasoning...

    A set omelette eh? Hmmm...
     
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    Nice trio! I'll have a slice of the cheddar truffle please. But no crust?
     
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    I'm a heretic. Runny yolk is fine poached boiled or fried. But scrambled or omelet needs to be set. Otherwise it's too much into the slime zone for me.
     
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    With omelettes and scramble it must be 'just right' for me - on the cusp of setting but retaining soft curds and slight ooziness. Its a almost impossible to describe - but overdone in either case is inedible and 'rubbery'. And I know that overdone is not what you mean. Its a matter of seconds in the cooking and you prefer it a little more cooked than I do.

    When I was a teenager my steady boyfriend's mother used to make scrambled eggs for our tea. The eggs were cooked so long that they separated into hard curds and a sort of clear liquid which she drained off. I've no idea how she did that but it was not nice at all.
     
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    On of my favorite breakfasts is Migas!

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    Fry torn corn tortilla and drain on paper towels, sauté the onion and peppers until they begin to brown, add the eggs seasoned with S and P. I put about half of the chips into the eggs as the eggs begin to solidify, and the rest a minute or so before they are done. Top with salsa verde, cilantro, and cotija cheese.

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    Scrambled and omelets the eggs must beset, runny egg white is beyond gross to me! Runny yolk on eggs over easy I am fine with, in fact had it last night for supper with bacon and toast to dip in the yolk!
     
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    Just a thought, maybe put different coloured rubber bands on the eggs to tell the difference. it shouldn't affect the shape of them when cooking and won't bleed the colour.
     
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    What a lovely colourful breakfast - cotija cheese is virtually impossible to find in the UK (sadly).
     
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    Everyone - don't forget that eggs can be made into sweet things too... meringues, custards etc.
     
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    While trying to get the bag of frozen hash browns into the freezer, I let the little skillet with the eggs get a bit too hot. Oh well, I ate it all anyway.

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    I like my fried eggs with a bit of crispy edge! Looks fine to me!
     
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    I made some egg drop soup.

    Seasoned the eggs with white pepper and toasted sesame oil.
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    And the product with some extra sesame oil

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    I prefer no browned edge on mine, these are almost done:

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    When I hosted the first egg challenge, it seemed about 50/50 crisp browned versus soft edge. But I do love this little 5" skillet for frying up eggs.

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    will have something on the go this evening.
    Got to remember to take pictures ;)
     
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    Very simple dish: egg curry

    I started by frying some finely chopped onions, then added tomato
    As sauce, I used patak's madras curry paste mixed with yoghurt and lime juice
    Patak's is one of the few ready mixes I use.
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    If you look carefully, you can see the boiled egg reheating in the sauce
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    And served with some home made pita bread
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    Portuguese Custard Tarts

    I don't do a lot of baking, especially pastries, so these were a bit of a reach, but they came out good for a first try. I used a simplified puff pastry recipe and a standard pastry custard flavored with cinnamon and vanilla.

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    Thanks to FoodWishes.com for the recipe.
     
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    Yup - Chef John rocks!!
     
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    He does. Apparently everyone agrees. I saw him compared to Jaques Pepin in terms of how he teaches on reddit. Somehow, I'd never heard of him until about a month ago. Since then I've made a lot of his stuff.