Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Latest Scoop on Basted Eggs....


Recently while watching Man Vs. Food, I first heard the term basted eggs. As soon as I saw the egg being pierced with a fork and watching the creamy yolk spill onto a sandwich, I knew right then and there, I needed to learn how to make a basted egg.

A basted egg is very similar to a poached egg, where the top and bottom of the yolk is cooked evenly.

Start just like you were going to fry an over easy egg by adding a little butter or oil to your pan with the heat set on medium. Once the butter has melted, add the egg. As the egg begins to cook, add a few drops of water to the pan and cover it so the steam cooks the top of the egg. A thin film of egg white will cover the yolk which should remain liquid. It usually takes about 1 and 1/2 minutes or till your desired yolk consistency.

That's it!

If you want a warm creamy yolk, this is an easy way to go. As My Sweetie always says, "Where have basted eggs been all of our lives!"

2 comments:

Ronda said...

Thats sounds wonderful, I will have to try it.

Ben Sutcliffe said...

Cool! Saw this on Man VS Food and thought the same thing! I think I'm going to try mine a bit different to him though by using crumpets instead of pancakes.

1. Heat crumpet up in the toaster for approx 4 minutes.
2. Start to baste the egg.
3. Take the crumpet out of the toaster and while it's hot put some butter on top and then drizzle treacle (syrup) over the top and let it absorb into the crumpet.
4. Put the basted egg on top of the crumpet, grind a little black pepper over the yolk and if desired throw on a sprinkle of your favorite grated cheese.
5. Enjoy!