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I am surprised there isn't a forum solely dedicated to the incredible, edible Egg. Someone brought up what Tom Seisetma thinks about adding ketchup to eggs? Thoughts? Horrified? Genius? I want to know what everyone’s favorite preparation of eggs.  On and by the way, I am back in full force. I will be chiming in much more often. My goal for 2018 is to make the leaderboard.  Can it be done? 

 

Ambitious,

kat

 

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Ketchup on eggs = gagging.

I make a lot of omelettes in muffin tins that I freeze for a quick snacks or meals.  I also often throw a poached or fried egg on top of something else to add more protein to a meal. Shakshouka is a delicious egg meal!  And no matter how unfashionable it might be, every time I bring deviled eggs to a party every single one is devoured.  And boiled eggs are a quick and portable breakfast or lunch.  A boiled egg becomes egg salad with the addition of a very few ingredients. Yeah, I'm a fan.

Go, eggs.

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My favorite all time egg dish is something my Mom made for us for dinner. She would start by browning scraps of fatty trimmings she would salvage from pork bones she would pick up from market. She would saute finely chopped shallots, and cook the pork till golden browned. She then would  froth a few eggs with dashes of fish sauce, then add in the browned pork. She would then fill a casserole dish, and place in a metal stacked steamer pot. It would then be served with Laotian sticky rice. This dish is my childhood. A tasty one at that...

Coddled,

kat

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Shakshuka is a very tasty dish with eggs that had completely fallen off my radar screen till I saw a beautiful dish here prepared by @TrelayneNYC in the breakfast subsection.

My fave had been eggs in hell or eggs in purgatory prepared with sausage. Usually done for a lazy brunch or as a dinner dish. Tasty, spicy, colorful and excellent comfort food. The runny egg element adds a great touch but it is tricky to Time it right. Great with dipping breads

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Frittatas, slowly cooked soft scrambled eggs, deviled eggs, egg salad sandwiches with crunchy lettuce on squishy whole wheat bread, over easy fried egg sandwiches on any bread...

On the ketchup thing, one of our neighbors growing up (he was a few years older than I was) used to put ketchup on eggs, and I thought that was gross but never tried it to find out. Over time, though, I discovered that when the home fries/hash browns spill some ketchup over onto the eggs, it's actually pretty good. I think I still prefer it more as an accessory to eggs than a full component, though.  (It's kind of like maple syrup on breakfast sausage, when the pancake syrup rolls downhill, except I just pour maple syrup onto breakfast sausage now and usually forego the pancakes.)

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43 minutes ago, Pat said:

 (It's kind of like maple syrup on breakfast sausage, when the pancake syrup rolls downhill, except I just pour maple syrup onto breakfast sausage now and usually forego the pancakes.)

Good Lort Baby Cheezus, dont get me started on maple syrup. I grew up in PA Dutch county, and they serve maple syrup along side scrapple and pancakes. Scrapple is  nearly more loved than bacon in these parts.  Haha, and I think its funny that the spell check does not acknowledge the spelling of scrapple.  I love the stuff.  I do miss a properly cooked omelet come to think of it.  The best omelet I have had is one made by @Tom Power served with mixed baby greens dressed with shallot vinaigrette. Good stuff.

FYI- you guys rock. I am loving the feedback.

 

Eggcellent,

kat

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Haha. Growing up in an Indian household, didn't know people DIDN'T eat eggs with ketchup. Now, sriracha or a little Tabasco work better, because less sweet.

I love them all ways - scrambled and fluffy, scrambled and custard like, omelettes both diner and French, fried eggs, crispy with black pepper and a touch of salt, with soft warm liquidy yolk (that was this AM!). Serious Eats and NYTimes have "egg guides" which sound ridiculous, but have some really good pointers. Salting eggs 10-15 minutes before scrambling = game change for fluffiness!

-S

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3 hours ago, kitkatpaddywak said:

Good Lort Baby Cheezus, dont get me started on maple syrup. I grew up in PA Dutch county, and they serve maple syrup along side scrapple and pancakes. Scrapple is  nearly more loved than bacon in these parts.  Haha, and I think its funny that the spell check does not acknowledge the spelling of scrapple.  I love the stuff.  I do miss a properly cooked omelet come to think of it.  The best omelet I have had is one made by @Tom Power served with mixed baby greens dressed with shallot vinaigrette. Good stuff.

FYI- you guys rock. I am loving the feedback.

 

I love scrapple too. THAT gets served with ketchup. I'm never understood the maple syrup with that. I made my own scrapple once, from scratch. It was incredibly labor- and time-intensive but came out pretty well.

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To expand on eggs, what restaurant or casual eatery did you have the BEST egg dish ?

Mine was at Citronelle back in 2007. The supplemental Osetra caviar course blew my mind.  Earlier that evening I had attended a book signing for Thomas Keller. I was hoping to snag a few words with the comparable Chef, but he was  surrounded by an entourage  to whom included Eric Ziebold.  Citizen was packed like commuters on a metro car on the Orange line, during morning rush hour. I took to plan B, and headed toward Georgetown.  I can not remember all the accoutrements to the dish, but I remember my face, and belly filled with pure joy.  I have yet to have a dish as amazing as that one was. I miss  Michel.

Gone too soon,

kat 

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28 minutes ago, kitkatpaddywak said:

To expand on eggs, where and what was the BEST egg dish you have ever had?

Pretty much everything at Raju Omelette .. Egg sandwich with cheese on white from ______, NYC. Omelette at Cafe Atchafalaya in NOLA. That's just scratching the service. 

1 hour ago, Smita Nordwall said:

Eggs Kejriwal... with ketchup. Just for you, Simul Parikh. 

 

Guess I know what I'm making Saturday morning!

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36 minutes ago, kitkatpaddywak said:

Hold the presses, you add  KETCHUP??!?!  Good Lort, this opens up a whole new world of flavor.

Heinz or Hunts,

kat

Heinz. That's the way my family always ate scrapple.

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43 minutes ago, kitkatpaddywak said:

To expand on eggs, what restaurant or casual eatery did you have the BEST egg dish ?

 

This was the best one in 2017

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Oeufs en meurette (eggs poached in red wine), with duck confit, spinach, mushrooms, potatoes and sauce au poivre at Monsieur Benjamin in San Francisco

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20 minutes ago, Simul Parikh said:

Pretty much everything at Raju Omelette .. Egg sandwich with cheese on white from ______, NYC. Omelette at Cafe Atchafalaya in NOLA. That's just scratching the service. 

Guess I know what I'm making Saturday morning!

I am obsessed with a egg bodega sammie. I don't know if its the industrial  margarine, or the bread, or the perfect combination of both. 

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Just now, TrelayneNYC said:

This was the best one in 2017

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Oeufs en meurette (eggs poached in red wine), with duck confit, spinach, mushrooms, potatoes and sauce au poivre at Monsieur Benjamin in San Francisco

Oh my :wub: 

It looks like I need to add San Francisco to my bucket list. Great shot, and I am certain the dish was incredible. 

 

San Francisco treat,

kat

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Thanks @DaveO :) 

here are a few more that have graced our tables in years past

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Carrot and beet "tartare", chervil, shallot, cured egg yolk

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Braised leeks, fried egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

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Garlic soup, jamón ibérico, poached egg

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Green bean and potato salad, anchovy, hard-cooked egg

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Scrambled eggs, black truffles

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Swiss chard scrambled eggs

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Roasted asparagus, salad greens, cheese, poached egg

Very versatile ;) 

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22 minutes ago, TrelayneNYC said:

Thanks @DaveO :) 

here are a few more that have graced our tables in years past

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Carrot and beet "tartare", chervil, shallot, cured egg yolk

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Braised leeks, fried egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

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Garlic soup, jamón ibérico, poached egg

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Green bean and potato salad, anchovy, hard-cooked egg

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Scrambled eggs, black truffles

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Swiss chard scrambled eggs

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Roasted asparagus, salad greens, cheese, poached egg

Very versatile ;) 

egg porn. I want all of it. 

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My single favorite cooking show episode was Jacques Pepin making eggs coddled in a mushroom sherry sauce with toast soldiers.  I wanted to leap thru the screen and eat that dish.

My daily breakfast is two runny fried eggs (from pasture living hens), either with dry toast or on steel cut oats cooked with a little salt.  

Dinner last night, I had nothing planned, so cooked a sweet potato in the microwave, and had that with some leftover shwarma-spiced roasted cauliflower and a couple of poached eggs.  It was delightful.

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4 minutes ago, weezy said:

Dinner last night, I had nothing planned, so cooked a sweet potato in the microwave, and had that with some leftover shwarma-spiced roasted cauliflower and a couple of poached eggs.  It was delightful.

I too had eggs for dinner last night. I had just a simple pair of eggs fried in Kerry gold butter, served over jasmine rice topped off with furikake and torn cilantro.  Its was deelish. 

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Once a year or so I make a dish from Frank Ruta that the Washington Post published many years ago: cut an acorn squash in half, scoop out the insides, coat in oil, roast upside down until tender, turn right side up, add salt, pepper, butter, and an egg to each half, return to oven and bake until egg sets. There's a hot pepper in there somewhere, too, and some shaved pecorino Romano, and sage. The actual recipe was a bit more nuanced than that, iirc, but this is basically it.

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1 hour ago, porcupine said:

Once a year or so I make a dish from Frank Ruta that the Washington Post published many years ago: cut an acorn squash in half, scoop out the insides, coat in oil, roast upside down until tender, turn right side up, add salt, pepper, butter, and an egg to each half, return to oven and bake until egg sets. There's a hot pepper in there somewhere, too, and some shaved pecorino Romano. The actual recipe was a bit more nuanced than that, iirc, but this is basically it.

I remember when you first posted about this and then I started to make the recipe too.  Way back in the Post archives from 2001.  There are some other interesting recipes in that article too.

 

 

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I confess, if I'm in a hurry or just lazy I make egg a la nuke in a coffee mug, set on the pizza setting.  About 30-40 seconds through, I add shredded cheese, and it takes about another 20 seconds, give or take, to cook through.  Gets the egg fluffed up.  Salsa optional.

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8 hours ago, lovehockey said:

I confess, if I'm in a hurry or just lazy I make egg a la nuke in a coffee mug, set on the pizza setting.  About 30-40 seconds through, I add shredded cheese, and it takes about another 20 seconds, give or take, to cook through.  Gets the egg fluffed up.  Salsa optional.

Lately I've been making a kind of microwave egg crepe in the bottom of a cereal bowl.  It also takes about 45 seconds total on high. I usually break that into 30 and 15 second intervals.  It's not quite a scrambled egg, nor is it an omelette.  It is a satisfactory way to get quick protein, though it has to sit briefly before I can actually eat it because it gets so hot.  I really should get back to keeping hard-boiled eggs on hand in the refrigerator.

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On 1/24/2018 at 11:26 PM, lovehockey said:

I confess, if I'm in a hurry or just lazy I make egg a la nuke in a coffee mug, set on the pizza setting.  About 30-40 seconds through, I add shredded cheese, and it takes about another 20 seconds, give or take, to cook through.  Gets the egg fluffed up.  Salsa optional.

I prefer a simple pan (that and I do not have a microwave - have not had one for 13 years) and have more or less perfected over easy eggs. The only real time investment is the pan heating up. The egg is done in probably 45 seconds.

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28 minutes ago, MarkS said:

If you do not have a microwave, how do you reheat leftovers.  I cook on a 60” wolf range with a French cooktop.  And yes i cook those eggs.  But last nights Brussels are in the microwave at this moment reheating.

I guess it depends on what type if leftovers you have. When I moved into my first apartment, I owned neither a TV or a microwave , and managed to reheat leftovers and read quite a bit more than I do currently. I think all you need are a few essential pans, & a depth of creativity. 

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