Flipping eggs

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  1. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Thought I'd make a quick fun video.  :)  I know many people are a bit shy on flipping eggs but it can be done.  Start with a piece of toast.  Once you're perfect with the toast then try your eggs.  As long as they don't land on the floor they are still edible.  IMPORTANT!  PROTECT YOUR ARM WITH A TOWEL!

     
     
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  2. phatch

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    Did the one break or was that just butter flying? 
     
  3. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Butter.   If you know me I love cooking with butter.  Lots of it.
     
  4. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually it was a yolk.  Eggs not too fresh but you get the point still.  I'll make another video tomorrow.
     
  5. koukouvagia

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    Fun! I wouldn't do it with an egg because nothing makes me more angry than busting a yolk when Ive got fresh bread waiting for those eggs. I have one trusted spatula for that and I practice my flipping on other stuff.
     
  6. ordo

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    That was fun to see! A risky trick indeed.
     
  7. teamfat

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    I keep thinking of making a video like this of me flipping an omelet. But it only works when I am NOT thinking about what I am doing. If I worry about the flip at all it fails. Recording it would likely guarantee a failure.

    mjb.
     
  8. meezenplaz

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    You have humbly stated a MAJOR fact that no one thinks about--that flipping eggs has to be one of the most

    ingrained motor skills, transferred to subconscious motor function. So the very minute you THINK about it, like

    you said such times as "damn I'm swamped, if I break THIS one I'm screwed".....that's when you fark it up. Nice

    and relaxed, perfect over easy every time--so long as you know how in the first place. 

    One place I worked, my manager didn't know line cooking from doing her nails, one time she walks in the

    kitchen pulling on gloves, snapping em along her fingers to the sway of her (ample) hips like a real

    wannabe-pro, all set to "help-out" with the rush. Of course she took the egg station.... put a couple in a pan,

    cooked em to medium, went to flip em......they went up about 16 inches in the air, came back down about 4

    inches ahead of her patiently waiting pan, and literally disappeared down into the insides of the range burner.

    For all I know, they're still there to this very day! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/tongue.gif  
     
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  9. chefross

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    What I really hated was cooking eggs on a flat top grill.

    It's 100 degrees plus plus,on the line and I've got a full house out there demanding their over easy eggs.

    I've got 6 flats of eggs next to the grill and I'm flying. 

    Trouble was....egg yolks break....it just happens. But on the flat top, I think it is even more frustrating.
     
  10. kuan

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    And nowadays with the price of eggs at a quarter each you really don't want to screw it up.
     
  11. meezenplaz

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    Then again at least on the flattie the mess is quicker to clean up--spatch or scraper swipe and its gone. 

    Downside is they're harder to flip--even with a spatula in a saute pan you can to the pan to help a bit. 

    Also ties up a lot of flat space./img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif
     
  12. chefross

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    True dat, but at the end of the shift I had to open the grill drip tray and count the eggs that trashed.

    You know.....that little thing called food cost?
     
  13. meezenplaz

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    Point conceded. Counting all those dead egg bodies would be depressing, from a waste standpoint. 

    I actually hate them, they're so damned finicky once they're out of that shell. But we always just reconciled 

    the eggs that went out the pass with number of eggs that went into oblivion, and if the number was normal, 

    considered it waste. But with the cost of eggs these days, probably even more important to get an accurate

    reckoning. Even egg theft may go on the upswing as the cost increases. "Hey stop right there.... that bulge 

    in your chef jacket---that's not one of my eggs is it??" /img/vbsmilies/smilies/mad.gif
     
  14. brianshaw

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    Flipping eggs is like cracking eggs one-handed... It takes practice and eggs are going to die in the process.
     
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