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What simple cooking mistake inspires disproportionate rage?

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What simple cooking mistake inspires disproportionate rage?

RealMenJulienne | | Jun 9, 2010 06:09 PM

So I am finishing up my oven breakfast potatoes this morning. The away I do it, after the potatoes are crispy and 99% done, I take the pan out the oven and crack a couple eggs over the top before putting it back in the oven for another 2 minutes. Done right, this produces a pile of golden brown, crispy home fries with two over easy eggs on top. When it's time to eat you fork the eggs and the liquid yolk spills down into the potatoes.... there is no better breakfast.

Anyway I crack the eggs and immediately the raw yolks break apart and run all over the pan, turning the potatoes into a congealed mass. GODDAMMIT! I gotta say that breaking the egg yolks when I want to keep them whole is the kitchen mistake that drives me crazier than anything else. Maybe it's because it happens in the morning, when I'm usually already in a bad mood? Anyway, what are yours?

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