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    Educate a Brit

    OK, so whenever someone on a US TV program or movie has fried eggs they are asked how they like them, and 9 times out of 10 they reply 'over easy'.

    Wossat?

    I like my eggs fried, and I splash the hot oil over the top to make the yolk cook over, but I still like it so that I can dip my bread in the yolk - is that 'over easy'?

    Sometimes, when I'm in a hurry I flip the egg for a few of seconds to finish it off, that doesn't sound like 'over easy' do you have a term for that?

    Also, 'hold the mayo' obviously means no mayo on my sandwich, but does that mean that you don't use butter much and use mayo instead? Or does certain sandwiches (IE Pastrami) usually come with mayo?

    There are other food related things but I can't think of them yet - will be asking later, so I can brush up on my Amerenglish!
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    Don't flip but cook the top with hot grease splashed over = sunny side up. Best served with grits.

    Flip without breaking the yolk = over easy.

    Break the yolk and mix loosely before flipping = stirred or scrambled (but most people scramble eggs by mixing them up in a bowl with a little milk before pouring them into the pan).

    Can't think of ever hearing anyone wanting their yolk intact but cooked through.

    Very rare to find anyone putting butter on a ham sandwich here -- mayo, mustard yes. Again, never saw butter on a ham sandwich until I went to Bermuda, although I have seen people here put jelly on their McD's sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuit.' "Hold the mayo" will usually get you a dry sandwich.

    OBTW, bacon was intended to be fried (refer to 'sunny side up'), not boiled. Microwaving is okay when absolutely unavoidable.
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    Thanks for that Walker56.

    We have two types of 'bacon' the first is bacon, it is usually very thinly sliced, from a couple of mm up to about 4mm. This is always fried or grilled, I prefer fried.

    Then there is gammon, it is a salted ham joint and is initially boiled, it is then sliced thickly and can be eaten hot or cold and some people fry it.

    A northern dish is pease pudding and ham sandwiches, and a speciality of my home town (Newcastle on Tyne) is a pease pudding and ham stottie cake.

    Pease pudding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'm signing off now to find a ham and pease pudding stottie - I'm starving!
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    Flip the egg over and cook it thoroughly is considered "Over Hard", this is good for fried egg sandwiches but not much else IMO.

    I prefer mine over easy, I then cut my eggs into my hash browns which makes it a "mess" and always leaves yolk left for my toast...which I wrap around my bacon. My kids like theirs scrambled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walker56 View Post
    Don't flip but cook the top with hot grease splashed over = sunny side up. Best served with grits.

    Flip without breaking the yolk = over easy.

    Break the yolk and mix loosely before flipping = stirred or scrambled (but most people scramble eggs by mixing them up in a bowl with a little milk before pouring them into the pan).

    Can't think of ever hearing anyone wanting their yolk intact but cooked through.

    Very rare to find anyone putting butter on a ham sandwich here -- mayo, mustard yes. Again, never saw butter on a ham sandwich until I went to Bermuda, although I have seen people here put jelly on their McD's sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuit.' "Hold the mayo" will usually get you a dry sandwich.

    OBTW, bacon was intended to be fried (refer to 'sunny side up'), not boiled. Microwaving is okay when absolutely unavoidable.
    Maybe it's a Wisconsin thing, but, I almost always put butter on my ham sandwiches.


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    I have eaten my eggs"over hard" for most of 60 years. Just the way I prefer them. I also hold the mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise on sandwiches. I take lettuce, tomato, and onion on them, instead. It's not that I don't like the condiments, but I like the taste of the unaltered food more. In a country over 3,000 miles wide, you're going to find legacy methods of cooking that still exist.
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    Sunny Side Up - The yellow is uncooked and looking at you.
    Over Easy - Flipped yellow is runny and white is kinda runny
    Over Medium - Flipped with runny yellow and firm white (hardest for most diner cooks to get right).
    Over Hard - Cooked until everything stops moving. Will usually break the yolk, but not scramble everything together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrado View Post
    OK, so whenever someone on a US TV program or movie has fried eggs they are asked how they like them, and 9 times out of 10 they reply 'over easy'.

    Wossat?

    I like my eggs fried, and I splash the hot oil over the top to make the yolk cook over, but I still like it so that I can dip my bread in the yolk - is that 'over easy'?

    Sometimes, when I'm in a hurry I flip the egg for a few of seconds to finish it off, that doesn't sound like 'over easy' do you have a term for that?

    Also, 'hold the mayo' obviously means no mayo on my sandwich, but does that mean that you don't use butter much and use mayo instead? Or does certain sandwiches (IE Pastrami) usually come with mayo?

    There are other food related things but I can't think of them yet - will be asking later, so I can brush up on my Amerenglish!
    You got it. Over easy is eggs flipped to cook both sides but the yolks are runny.

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    I like scrambled with grated longhorn cheese and a spicy salsa mixed in! And then there is Huevos Ranchero! Eggs are the most versatile prepackaged food on the planet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrado View Post
    ...does certain sandwiches (IE Pastrami) usually come with mayo?
    "SACRILEGE"... one thing that will get you wacked in an Italian American neighborhood quicker than being a snitch is putting anything but mustard on Pastrami.

    ...and if a Polish hood, ketchup on Kielbasa...which also requires mustard.

    ...fagitaboutit...
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