Saturday, May 5, 2007
The Perfect Eggs
By SkyValley Gallery
I just made myself some eggs for breakfast. My favorite-over easy on whole wheat toast. 2nd favorite - omelets with any kind of vegetable and sometimes cheese, especially feta cheese with spinach. Yum! :)
It occurred to me while cooking these eggs that I am too impatient to make the perfect egg. I invariably break, burn or mutilate them in some way. I'm not fussy - they're just for me. However, the pressure is on if I have to make them for anyone else. :)
My husband makes the perfect eggs - every time. He learned from his grandmother. I never liked eggs until I had his over easy when we first got married - then I was hooked!
I think he talks to them. Something goes on between him and those eggs. Maybe he was one of them in a previous life and knows just what to do. (No - I really don't believe in reincarnation. I believe this life is a one way trip.) Anyway, he has never been able to impart his secret to me for making eggcellent (sorry) eggs. :)
So, cooking perfect eggs - not my thing, although I do make good deviled eggs.
One Sunday morning as a new bride, I told him I was going to make him a nice cheese omelet.
I was using a recipe from the cook book. (Did I mention that I didn't know how to cook when I got married? Seriously! I knew how to cook 4 things and I don't think a tuna fish sandwich is really considered cooking - although everyone always complimented the tuna fish. (I have a certain way of doing it) Just before we got married in the fall my husband's aunt taught me how to cook lasagne, stuffed cabbage rolls and chocolate chip cookies. That's it.) The cheese omelet recipe called for 3 Tbs. of fresh parsley. I substituted with 3 Tbs. of dry parsley. All the other measurements were correct. I whipped the mixture up and I knew the eggs didn't look right because they were very.....green? I rechecked the recipe. Hmm... what's a "little" parsley? I forged ahead. I also misinterpreted what was meant by gently bringing the spatula inward so that the eggs could slowly cover the pan and cook flat like an omelet. No - I was a bit more aggressive. Remember, I am an impatient egg cooker. I ended up with a big frying pan of very GREEN SCRAMBLED eggs! All we needed was some Ham! :)
I like green eggs and ham!
I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat.
And I would eat them with a goat...
And I will eat them in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
They are so good, so good, you see!
So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house.
And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!
I do so like
green eggs and ham!