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Paul_SSA

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Eggs
« on: February 02, 2012, 03:53:47 PM »
The best part of my day so far is that I made some great eggs just how I like them for breakfast.  My day hasn't been bad, but I have been trying to get it right for that long.  

I got some new stainless pans for Christmas.  Really nice.  except when I try to fry an egg.  Come to find out proteins and SS are friends, good friends that like to stick together.  Literally.  Well today I got it right.  I set the temperature at the perfect spot, preheated the pan just long enough, used just enough oil and they went over.  Easy.  Browned on both sides, yolks still runny. Pan wiped clean.

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Re: Eggs
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 04:02:28 PM »
For eggs I like using my 50 year+ cast iron skillet. It was my grandmothers and one of my most treasured possessions. Looking into that thing is like looking into a black hole, and nothing sticks to it.

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Re: Eggs
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 04:52:28 PM »
For eggs I like using my 50 year+ cast iron skillet. It was my grandmothers and one of my most treasured possessions. Looking into that thing is like looking into a black hole, and nothing sticks to it.
I love my cast iron too!  Can't imagine what kind of cook I would be without it  :-\

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Re: Eggs
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 07:29:05 AM »
Cast Iron would be great, but, my family was way to non stick for cast Iron so now I have ss.  I'm not dissapointed either it works well.

and good news, it really works I got the same results today!
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Re: Eggs
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 11:08:52 PM »
I gotta speak up about the cast iron! I have two of my grandma's cast iron pans and I would say they are way high up there on my list of valuable possessions!
They are used everyday and are amazing to cook a couple of eggs on.
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Re: Eggs
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 01:38:03 AM »
We just picked up 3 cast iron pans for $30, 3 different sizes. Win?

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Re: Eggs
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 02:31:02 AM »
we got these really high dollar SS set of pans for our wedding 5 years ago and have used them like 2 times..I hate them...I got so used to eating teflon that I can't cook anything with them unless it's liquid based. I've tried the cast iron, but even though I've seasoned it hundreds of times I still can't cook eggs in them...even when I cook bacon first and use the grease left over...what's my issue?...lol
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Re: Eggs
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 05:11:29 AM »
We just picked up 3 cast iron pans for $30, 3 different sizes. Win?

Yeah, that is a win IMHO.  People buy cast iron for camping and then never go camping so they get rid of it.  Gotta love used stuff.
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Re: Eggs
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 05:13:25 AM »
we got these really high dollar SS set of pans for our wedding 5 years ago and have used them like 2 times..I hate them...I got so used to eating teflon that I can't cook anything with them unless it's liquid based. I've tried the cast iron, but even though I've seasoned it hundreds of times I still can't cook eggs in them...even when I cook bacon first and use the grease left over...what's my issue?...lol

Just a guess, but I would say you are cooking at too high of a temp.  Also make sure that the pan is good and hot before you put your eggs in.
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Re: Eggs
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 08:26:08 AM »
we got these really high dollar SS set of pans for our wedding 5 years ago and have used them like 2 times..I hate them...I got so used to eating teflon that I can't cook anything with them unless it's liquid based. I've tried the cast iron, but even though I've seasoned it hundreds of times I still can't cook eggs in them...even when I cook bacon first and use the grease left over...what's my issue?...lol

Paul gave two good ideas, but I also recommend watching people cook on cast iron skillets on YouTube. Cast Iron has a slightly different technique that for me was easier to pick up after watching an experienced person cook with it.

Here's a video from Paul Wheaton's site and here is his full article on cast iron.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3hGxEpuY2U

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Re: Eggs
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 11:11:21 AM »
thanks I will try that out, the eggs seem to cook fine if i don't scramble them...but when I mix them they start sticking to the bottom.
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Re: Eggs
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2012, 01:08:37 PM »
we got these really high dollar SS set of pans for our wedding 5 years ago and have used them like 2 times..I hate them...I got so used to eating teflon that I can't cook anything with them unless it's liquid based. I've tried the cast iron, but even though I've seasoned it hundreds of times I still can't cook eggs in them...even when I cook bacon first and use the grease left over...what's my issue?...lol

Paul gave two good ideas, but I also recommend watching people cook on cast iron skillets on YouTube. Cast Iron has a slightly different technique that for me was easier to pick up after watching an experienced person cook with it.

Here's a video from Paul Wheaton's site and here is his full article on cast iron.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3hGxEpuY2U


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Re: Eggs
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 10:58:47 PM »
Ditto on the cast iron pans. Best things ever.  ;D

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Re: Eggs
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 10:27:18 PM »
I read somewhere that eggs, or any food, will stick to the pan because it gets stuck in the microscopic holes in the metal. You'll want to heat up the pan (but not smoking hot) in order to get those holes to expand, and then add the oil. Supposedly, the oil fills the holes instead, which prevents sticking. The eggs are getting stuck in the holes. Hope that makes sense.

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Re: Eggs
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 10:48:28 PM »
Cast Iron has my vote in most cases.