Teflon Pan Giveaway and Semi-Poached Eggs
May 12, 2010|Comments (18)
In honor of National Egg Month, I am offering the ultimate egg-making pan giveaway, (Sorry! Time’s up.) folks! This also means that I fully intend to overwhelm you with eggy recipes which will steal your heart, melt in your mouth, and all the other cliches that I can’t think of right now. First up? My semi-poached eggs.
Just so we’re clear, I do know how to properly poach eggs. I also know how to properly fry eggs. However, I am a rebel to my very core and so I combine the two in order to make semi-poached eggs. *insert cheering crowds here*
Since we are often drowning in eggs (thanks to our very own overachieving hens), I serve semi-poached eggs almost daily. Josh usually eats six eggs a day and prefers them to be semi-poached. While I used to make semi-poached eggs in a cast iron skillet, I use my nifty Teflon pan now and I am never going back. Even though my cast iron skillet is well-seasoned and virtually nonstick — eggs are like kryptonite on cast iron. I used lots of oil to keep the eggs from sticking. With my trusty new Teflon pan, I need no oil or melted butter.
I simply crack the eggs into the pan, cook them, and then they slide right out of the pan without any coaxing or pleading or oil.
So how does one semi-poach an egg? Three steps. Are you ready? (Raise your hand if you are now singing Skynyrd’s “Gimme Three Steps”?) *raises both hands*
Step 1: Heat eggs in the skillet. Allow to cook until the whites become firm.
Step 2: Pour water around the edges of the egg. Once it bubbles up, place a glass lid over the skillet.
Step 3: Allow to cook until the eggs are done (this is a judgement call which I leave to you). Remove lid and slide the eggs from the pan. Voila!
Now, with a little salt and freshly ground pepper… we have lift off. How do you like your eggs? Slightly runny? A bit firm but some goo in the middle? For me, it depends on what I’m going to be eating the eggs with (bread, tomatoes, etc.).
Your comment on this post is your entry in the giveaway. I’ll select the winner using Random.org — so that it is fair. Oh yes… and I just wanted to point out that this sweet baby was made in America. Winner to be announced on Friday May 14, 2010. Winner announced! Congratulations, Bil!
And a very special thanks to Teflon for making this giveaway possible! You guys are the greatest and I know that I speak for every single one of us when I say: you guys rock like KISS.