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  •  B'eggars (10+ / 0-)

    can't be ch'oozers.

    I love my eggs in ovanimity, too, but I'll eat them however they come out.  I cook for myself.

    •  lol (6+ / 0-)

      I will too, even the slime, so long as I have some toast to sop it up with.  The wife, though, is not a b'eggar, just a ch'oozer.  And I'm happy to indulge her.  It's the least I can do.

      Slime.  Brings back a memory (I knew there was one in there somewhere).  I worked as a line cook during college, and on weekends, there was this fellow who always asked for "soft-scrambled" eggs.

      The first time he asked for them, I did my best and got them what I considered pretty "loose."  The server later came back to the kitchen and told me that he didn't eat them.  He was very polite, paid his bill but left the eggs.

      The next time he came in, he asked for them again, and again I did my best.  This time I just swirled the beaten eggs around a few times without stirring them, and dumped them on the plate.  Same thing.  Server came back and said he had politely paid the bill but had not eaten his eggs.

      The THIRD time, I did one egg just like I did it the second time, but then I poured it into a bowl into which I broke a raw egg and stirred it around before pouring the oozing mess onto a plate, which I had to warn the server to be careful not to tilt lest there be a cleanup on aisle 7.  Server said he lapped up every drop of it and left her a big tip.

      True story.

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Mon May 06, 2013 at 03:49:55 PM PDT

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      •  Believe you totally (8+ / 0-)

        I spent time as a grill cook in the late 70s. One thing I learned is that people are serious about the way they want their eggs.

        For most folks it isn't something to mess with,. If they say over-easy it damned well better be over-easy, not over-medium. And don't even try any of that sunny side up crap.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:20:41 PM PDT

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      •  I like my scrambled eggs (0+ / 0-)

        dry and browned.  I never thought about the distinction, oozy fried, dried out scrambled.  Wonder what deep down psychological issue that reveals.

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