[Sca-cooks] A message for the silly season....

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius.magister at verizon.net
Sun Aug 6 06:16:49 PDT 2006

On Aug 6, 2006, at 9:00 AM, Terry Decker wrote:

>>> Here is a question for the silly season:  What happens when an egg
>>> is "deep
>>> fried" in it's shell?
>>> Just a silly question that came up  during a 2 hour drive for a demo
>>>  Caointairn
>> I'd be really concerned about the possibility of a small explosion
>> and the mother of all hot-oil splashes... deep-frying oil is a lot
>> hotter than boiling water.
>> Adamantius
> If you brought the oil up to boiling from cold with the eggs  
> already in the
> oil, it might not.  Puncturing the shell for pressure relief might  
> also
> work, but I'd be worried that the coagulating protein might seal  
> the hole.
> Maybe we could turn this into an urban legend and get Mythbusters to
> investigate for us.
> Bear

I heard Reggie Jackson deep-fried a whole egg in the shell on an  
elevator in a New York City hotel, until a guy with only one kidney  
and a hook for a hand made him stop.


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