Man we love eggs

Discussion in 'Eggs, Cheese and Dairy' started by rascal, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    we recently spent 12 days on holiday with son and his family. His wife is a hard worker raising 3 kids and working full time as well. We go away every year at Xmas. I do all the cooking to give my d.i.l a break. She told me she loves the break. I was commenting on eggs with satnav, and got me thinking.
    While away we had cooked brekky almost every day. Kids had cereal mainly but also an egg or bacon was not unheard of. I gladly obliged them. We went through around 11 or 12 dozen eggs during that time.
    Brekky was beans, hash Browns, mushys, bacon and eggs poached. Eggs were also boiled and put in salads. I couldn't believe when counting the cartons we bought. My sons just sorting out his place for chooks. Hopefully I'll be getting his eggs soon. My fave way is fried egg on fried piece of toast. I don't have it often. Very fattening,lol.

  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I absolutely adore eggs and for some reason they have been a tradition on this forum with several threads dedicated to them and also a Cookalong - 'Deep Fried Eggs'. Many of us particularly lovely runny yolks although I'm aware lately of some members saying they only like well cooked eggs.

    I'm surprised you say this - eggs are naturally low calories and a fried egg will be approx 100 Kcals (this is if you drain off the excess oil from frying). A slice of bread is around 100 K.cals. So a medium sized egg on toast is approx. 200K.cals. Less than most breakfasts.

    Of course, this depends on the oil being drained off. 1 tbsp oil = 90 K.cals so if you add that in then estimate 300k.cals for egg on toast with oil drizzled in. Still not hugely calorific.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  3. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Wow, ok I can have them more often then. Lol.

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  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    NSW, Australia
    I'm pretty certain that fried bread uses much more than 1tbsp of oil. I guess the only way of finding out would be to weigh the slice before and after frying in oil and ignore the water loss from the bread. But I'd estimate at least 2-3tbsp of oil used for proper fried bread.
  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Yes, fried bread does but @rascal was talking about egg on toast.

    [Edit] oops - no he wasn't!
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
  6. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

    Ypsilanti, MI.
    I like eggs with runny yolks, hard cooked, boiled, scrambled.... I'll seriously eat them almost anyway that they are prepared.

    Eggs are probably my favorite thing to eat.
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  7. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I'm thinking I fry the bread first, guessing about 2.tablespoons which quickly get absorbed. Then maybe another tablespoon for the other side, then it sits in oven while egg is fried. Joined together for me to eat with a drizzle of Worcester sauce.

  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Oh! That isn't egg on toast - that's egg on fried bread. I look back and see you said 'fried' piece of toast! Delicious of course but far more calorific than simply toast.

    If you use 3 tbsp of oil then the whole thing is probably 500 Kcals. So yep, that is a lot. Save lots of cals and have it on plain toast instead perhaps.
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  9. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I like your first reply,lol. I'll ignore the second one,lmao. It really is nice. I'll keep doing it my way. Btw I cook it in dripping. Pork fat mainly.

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  10. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    SE Florida
    We are having quiche this week. I really like a good tortilla or frittata, omelets and Cuban flan.
  11. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

    I like eggs but eggs don't like me as much...likely the animal protein in eggs isn't processed well since i have been vegetarian for so long. I was just eyeing my egg carton in the fridge wondering if they should be tossed and me trying to remember when i bought them...i'll give them the float test and see if they are still good.

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