Need advice on cooking eggs

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  1. jimmy lavoie

    jimmy lavoie

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    Alright so, I'm terrible at cooking and I'm looking for advise.

    I'm very picky and I like my eggs a very specific way, the way my mother makes them! The problem is, I can't replicate her results.

    I just take 4 eggs, put them in a bowl with salt and pepper and whip them!

    I then put some butter in the pan and set the oven on medium (right in the middle).

    I use a pan big enough so it spreads and makes a thin 'omelet'.

    For me to like it, it must be well cooked and thin. (I know, I know... /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lookaround.gif)

    Here is the catch, when my mother makes them, they are well cooked and delicious.

    When I make them, the eggs get crispy and shiny on the outside.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. chicagoterry

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    Heat is too high.
     
  3. meezenplaz

    meezenplaz

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    Shouldnt you be asking your mum what youre doing wrong?
    I'd say she is the resident expert in this case.
     
  4. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    When it comes to eggs being a specific way the culprit is usually the tools!  In order to replicate your mother's results you may have to use the exact same pan and spatula she uses, the exact same kind of ingredients and the same technique.  So the best thing to do is to ask your mother to gift you with the tools she uses to make your eggs.  I would also say to avoid putting salt in the eggs until just right before you pour them in the pan because of how salt affects the proteins.  And I agree with ChicagoTerry, the heat is too high if you're getting brown marks.

    But who are we kidding?  Mommy's eggs will always be best.  My mother makes a killer omelet with sweet squash.  No matter how many times I try to replicate her technique I never get it exactly right.  Mothers have magic :)