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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-09-12 08:35
Subject: [food] The incredible, edible egg
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In my intermittent pursuit of breakfast taco perfection, I have accidentally hit upon a damned fine scrambled egg.

I cook a few slices of pepper bacon on medium-high heat in a shallow, 12" teflon frying pan. While that's happening, I beat a large egg with a teaspoon of milk and a tablespoon of truffle oil (olive oil base), along with healthy shakes of garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and black pepper.

Once the bacon is done, I drain the pan off and turn the heat down to medium-low. This leaves pepper bits, bacon fragments, and a coating of bacon grease in the hot frying pan. Pour the beaten egg into the pan and quickly circulate it across the entire pan bottom. Cooks in about 30 seconds that way, paper thin, soaking up all that bacony goodness. Then I ruck it up and shove it around for a few seconds with the spatula.

Voila, a truly awesome scrambled egg.

Just in case you were hungry.

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melissajm
User: melissajm
Date: 2010-09-12 15:42 (UTC)
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Well, I'm hungry now!
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Peter Hollo
User: frogworth
Date: 2010-09-12 15:56 (UTC)
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Am now.

I think I'll try it with some mild flat pancetta, as I'm not sure where I'd find pepper bacon in Sydney.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-09-12 15:58 (UTC)
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Yeah, that would work with pancetta...
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e_bourne
User: e_bourne
Date: 2010-09-12 15:58 (UTC)
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I'm pretty fond melting about a tablespoon of butter, chopping up some fresh spinach (quantity to be determined by amount on hand and personal liking for spinach), chopping up some sun dried tomatoes, cooking those in the butter until the spinach wilts and the sundried tomato bits are fragant, then adding in the beaten eggs.

Usually while scrambling I add a little salt and cracked pepper. Just before I take them off the stove, I toss in crumbled feta.

Also pretty damn fine. I pretend it's good for us, but probably not so much with butter. I love butter.
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anghara
User: anghara
Date: 2010-09-12 21:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Just in case you were hungry.

Am NOW.
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-09-12 21:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bacon makes everything better.

Sounds delish.
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willyumtx
User: willyumtx
Date: 2010-09-12 21:36 (UTC)
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Wrap in a soft corn tortilla, add fresh salsa, and there you go.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-09-12 23:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep, with some cheese... Mmm.
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corucia
User: corucia
Date: 2010-09-13 03:07 (UTC)
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I do something quite similar, but with chorizo sausage meat. After cooking the unskinned sausage meat, I set it aside, drain the pan, and cook the scrambled eggs in it. At the very end I melt some cheese over it, add back the sausage, and wrap the whole mess in a warm soft tortilla (as Willyumtx mentioned). My wife adds pepper strips, which I often cook with the sausage meat, and salsa. Our daughter likes it without the sausage.

DavidK
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Talekyn
User: talekyn
Date: 2010-09-13 03:27 (UTC)
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My god, that sounds better than awesome.
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alumiere
User: alumiere
Date: 2010-09-13 17:30 (UTC)
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Yum... I still save bacon grease (the same way Great-Grandpa taught me too when I was a kid) in a coffee can, so I can always have bacon-y eggs even when I'm out of bacon (because bacon salt is meh). Good thing there are eggs in the fridge to make for breakfast when I get up again.
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