Misc.: Eggs

Apr. 9th, 2017 03:24 am
schneefink: River walking among trees, from "Safe" (Default)
[personal profile] schneefink
Eggs are fantastic, why have I not been eating more eggs. Today I thought that the English term "sunny side up" is really strange, and then I realized that the German term literally means "mirror egg."

I already started this day with a sleep deficit, only managed to do maybe a quarter of the things I wanted, and tomorrow is really annoying schedule-wise and it'll be a late night, but I'm still awake at 4:30 because I started a long fic at the wrong time. Stupid. (But I also feel a little bit nostalgic because I haven't done this in a while. Not that that'll help me tomorrow. And I didn't even finish the fic so I'll be distracted too.)

Date: 2017-04-09 04:34 am (UTC)
sallymn: (food 2)
From: [personal profile] sallymn
Being totally culinarily incompetent, one of the few things I can make that taste good is an oven-baked omelet, which Sis insisted I learn when she hurt her wrist....

Eggs are indeed one of the central foods of my existence.

Date: 2017-04-11 08:26 pm (UTC)
sallymn: (food 2)
From: [personal profile] sallymn


Here you are - click to enlarge, it's from her scribbled notebook and she says its very forgiving, you can reduce it easily, add other stuff, just like a normal omelette but you get to throw it in the oven and leave it.

All I know is it's easy and yummy.

Date: 2017-04-11 09:14 pm (UTC)
sallymn: from a poster for Alice by Jan Svankmajer (Default)
From: [personal profile] sallymn
Damn, and I used the DW scrapbook to try and make sure it did... I can see it, and merked it access list (which you so are)

could you pm me your email? I'll just email it to you.

Date: 2017-04-09 09:13 am (UTC)
gokuma: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gokuma
"Mirror Egg" XD

Date: 2017-04-11 01:54 pm (UTC)
gokuma: (ukitake - travel)
From: [personal profile] gokuma
In my language they're called "seated eggs"

Date: 2017-04-11 09:03 pm (UTC)
gokuma: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gokuma
Polish :)

Date: 2017-04-09 11:25 am (UTC)
geckoholic: (actors: River Phoenix)
From: [personal profile] geckoholic
Ah isn't language awesome? LOL. Now I wanna go and look up where both terms come from.

Fic writing can be SO bad for your sleep schedule, don't I know it. XD

Date: 2017-04-11 03:24 pm (UTC)
geckoholic: (Marvel: ClintKate Hawkeye Pullido)
From: [personal profile] geckoholic
We'll call that... inspiration and research? XD

And that kinda actually makes sense. In a way. I suppose. LOL

Date: 2017-04-09 11:39 am (UTC)
tielan: (AVG - maria)
From: [personal profile] tielan
That's an interesting 'translation'! I wonder how it came about.

I love eggs. One thing I really could not survive without is eggs. So versatile! So useful! So tasty!

Date: 2017-04-09 08:31 pm (UTC)
dhampyresa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
I love eggs! The French would translate as "egg in the plate", although "mirror egg" is also exists.

Date: 2017-04-09 08:40 pm (UTC)
naye: luffy from one piece giggling (giggles)
From: [personal profile] naye
Oh, I didn't know that! "Sunny side up" at least makes sense to me (the yolk looks like a sun), but "over easy"? Uuuh. Why??

Date: 2017-04-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
naye: an empty plate waiting on a table (food icon)
From: [personal profile] naye
In Swedish they're vändstekta - flip-fried. Because you fry one side, then flip it over and fry the other! So that makes sense. (We also call yolk "egg yellow" to go with "egg white". Again: makes sense!)

Eggs over easy are really nice if you want eggs on a sandwich or something - or if you're just not fond of runny yolk. You fry it on both sides - make sure the yolk pops when you turn it - and it's all solid.

Date: 2017-04-22 04:39 pm (UTC)
conuly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] conuly
Over because you flip them over, easy because the yolk is still soft. If you cooked them a little longer they'd be over hard.

Now, poached is what I don't get. Did you steal it?

Date: 2017-04-23 06:47 pm (UTC)
conuly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] conuly
Lost eggs is great! How about "dippy eggs"? We use that word here for soft-boiled eggs, and also fried eggs with very runny yolks.

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