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When eating scrambled eggs informally at home (as opposed to eating them with the Queen) use a bowl rather than a plate.

sides of the bowl make it much easier to ensure even distribution of ketchup.

I don't know how the Queen does it...probably has a royal egg and ketchup smusher on staff.

(turned out to me not enough ketchup, but I didn't want to retake pic after I added more since sides of bowl were then messy and I'm clearly too much of a professional breakfast photographer to post that.)image.jpeg

 

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OnceUponATime

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PSA: Chives > ketchup

I don't think I've ever had ketchup on eggs before though

 

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HerNameIsBuffy

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Just now, OnceUponATime said:

PSA: Chives > ketchup

I don't think I've ever had ketchup on eggs before though

 

Chives could work on eggs, but will never trump ketchup.  But to me ketchup is important enough it should be its own food group, so I may be biased due to personal preference.

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catlady

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chives and ketchup together with bacon and cheddar cheese:  now that's some scrambled eggs I want to have for dinner tonight.

and Buffy's blue bowl is very pretty.

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HerNameIsBuffy

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6 minutes ago, catlady said:

chives and ketchup together with bacon and cheddar cheese:  now that's some scrambled eggs I want to have for dinner tonight.

and Buffy's blue bowl is very pretty.

Make that American cheese and it does sound good!

and thanks - dollar store bowl.  One of the kids broke a couple bowls and replaced them with these from the dollar store.  I liked the color so much I went back and got more.

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Maggie Mae

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Hot sauce trumps ketchup. 

Cheese trumps hot sauce, although I'm not opposed to both. Scrambled eggs should be scrambled without additives like milk or water, but a variety of spices is always welcome. 

We also have "fights" in our house about how done the eggs should be. I prefer them slightly undercooked, where as the mister wants them overcooked for "safety." 

And now I want eggs. 

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HerNameIsBuffy

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Same argument in my house, @Maggie Mae - I'm a soft scramble kind of girl and he overlooks them for safety.  I've been eating soft scrambled eggs and even raw cookie dough at times my entire life without incidence...ill take my chances.

I also don't use milk or water (never heard of using water actually until now) - but no hot sauce.  I don't know how anyone eats that stuff...I lack the gene to enjoy spicy food so it's just painful to me.

and I hate most cheese - which makes me werid.  

Now I want coconut ice cream - but not badly enough to get dressed and go get it.

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church_of_dog

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I'm a fan of both hot sauce and ketchup, so no arguments there.  Chives are yummy too.  But -- where's the fresh ground black pepper?  a dash of cayenne powder?  chopped garlic?  If you can't eat garlic on a staycation, something is terribly terribly wrong!

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nausicaa

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The first time someone made me scrambled eggs by cracking them into a glass of milk I freaked out and started pointing and grunting a "No!" sound. I seriously think doing anything other than cracking the egg directly into the saucepan is unpatriotic and should be grounds for being brought before the HUAC (that's still around right?).

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OnceUponATime

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23 minutes ago, church_of_dog said:

 chopped garlic?

not in egg like that! Or at least not without shallot. Then you're talking. With a dash of soy sauce and a scraping of fresh ginger. (yes I am that weird)

 

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church_of_dog

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20 minutes ago, OnceUponATime said:

not in egg like that! Or at least not without shallot. Then you're talking. With a dash of soy sauce and a scraping of fresh ginger. (yes I am that weird)

 

I won't raise any objections to shallot, soy sauce or fresh ginger, no indeedy I won't! 

On the other hand, I would probably add the garlic regardless of what else is going in. :my_blush:

However, just so @nausicaa knows, I am perfectly fine with eggs being cracked directly into the pan and all the other goodies being added later.  Please don't call the HUAC on me!*

* on the other hand, I'm not a fan of either apple pie or popcorn, which probably is cause to bring in the HUAC.  Sigh.

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Maggie Mae

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I am okay with scrambling in the pan, but I find that it's easier and cleaner to scramble them first, add spices, and then put them in the pan. It also makes them more consistent. 

I have a friend who adds cooked rice to the eggs and scrambles them that way. I do not agree with that. I like my rice on the side, thank you very much. 

38 minutes ago, church_of_dog said:

* on the other hand, I'm not a fan of either apple pie or popcorn, which probably is cause to bring in the HUAC.  Sigh.

I too am not a fan of popcorn. 

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HerNameIsBuffy

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1 hour ago, Maggie Mae said:

I am okay with scrambling in the pan, but I find that it's easier and cleaner to scramble them first, add spices, and then put them in the pan. It also makes them more consistent. 

I have a friend who adds cooked rice to the eggs and scrambles them that way. I do not agree with that. I like my rice on the side, thank you very much. 

I too am not a fan of popcorn. 

Also not a popcorn fan.  And why has this become the accepted workplace snack?  The smell of it from the microwave has far reaching power and lingers forever.

i have never had eggs scrambled properly in the pan, but I'm sure it can be done if you're fast enough.  I need consistency and a thorough mix of white and yolk so I whisk pre pan.  I do go straight pan if just doing egg whites, though.

rice in scrambled eggs sounds weird, then I remembered I love egg foo yung and that's got a kind of (not really) scrambled egg thing going on and I eat that with rice.  But yes, on the side.

I have one kid who cannot stand scrambled eggs...since infancy he would recoil...but likes over easy, hard boiled, or soft boiled.  I have my own weird issues, but always amusing to me how what is innocuous to some is horrific to others when it comes to food.

speaking of eggs..,I haven't had a perfect soft boiled egg since my mom died.  She had a knack for getting them where the white was perfectly cooked and the yolk still completely runny.  It was my favorite thing when I was sick...soft boiled eggs and cinnamon toast.  Mine are always either undercooked or slightly over and I end up tossing them.  

Eggs seem simple but for soft oiled or poached seconds seperate perfection from inedible.

2 hours ago, church_of_dog said:

I'm a fan of both hot sauce and ketchup, so no arguments there.  Chives are yummy too.  But -- where's the fresh ground black pepper?  a dash of cayenne powder?  chopped garlic?  If you can't eat garlic on a staycation, something is terribly terribly wrong!

I have never thought about garlic in eggs.  that could work.  My tastes are plain when it comes to eggs, but garlic makes almost anything better.  love garlic.

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ClaraOswin

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Ketchup. Blech.

I am so boring...I just put pepper on my scrambled eggs. And I'm an "overcooked" kind of person. Not really for safety. I just like the texture.

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Maggie Mae

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55 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

Also not a popcorn fan.  And why has this become the accepted workplace snack?  The smell of it from the microwave has far reaching power and lingers forever.

I don't know. It shouldn't be. I used to have this weird time management game (like diner dash but set in an office with different animation. I know, those games are all terrible.) and one of the tasks was to "make popcorn." While the character made the popcorn, everyone else int he office evacuated and/or complained and made faces. Maybe it was a little different than diner dash. Now I'm going to have to waste MORE of my companies time and see if I can track it down. 

 

55 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

rice in scrambled eggs sounds weird, then I remembered I love egg foo yung and that's got a kind of (not really) scrambled egg thing going on and I eat that with rice.  But yes, on the side.

It wasn't awful or anything, it just wasn't the way I like them. I like my eggs to be like eggs, not chopped up rice omelettes. I do like to order rice with my eggs when it's an option. 

 

55 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

I have one kid who cannot stand scrambled eggs...since infancy he would recoil...but likes over easy, hard boiled, or soft boiled.  I have my own weird issues, but always amusing to me how what is innocuous to some is horrific to others when it comes to food.

Gag to soft-boiled eggs. 

55 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

speaking of eggs..,I haven't had a perfect soft boiled egg since my mom died.  She had a knack for getting them where the white was perfectly cooked and the yolk still completely runny.  It was my favorite thing when I was sick...soft boiled eggs and cinnamon toast.  Mine are always either undercooked or slightly over and I end up tossing them.  

I have tried a hundred times to make soft-boiled eggs for my ramen and it never works out. Maybe that's why I hate soft-boiled eggs. I've just never had them done right. 

 

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Karma

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I've never thought to add tomato sauce/ketchup to scrambled eggs. I used to add milk, because that was what mum always did, but a friend made them without milk a few years back - so much better!  I like mine with a dash of cracked pepper, on toast, and I'm going to show my Australian-ness here, because the toast, of course, has Vegemite on it.  It's a Sunday night staple at our house, particularly since I have finally found a frypan which it doesn't stick to.

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Grimalkin

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I love eggs. The thought of ketchup on eggs make me want to gag. Hot sauce or salsa, yes please! Eggs over easy with avacado and hot sauce is my go to fave these days.

       Putting garlic in eggs reminds me of when I was about 9 or 10 we went to Minnesota for vacation. At some point I was talking to one of the resort chefs and I was telling her I like to cook and we were talking about eggs and I told her how I like to put garlic in my eggs. I couldn't figure out why she was so surprised. My kids are super picky though.

       I have similar bowls but they are orange and I got them at my grocery store a few years ago. You got a certain amount of stickers based on how much you spent then filled out a card and got dishes. I got the whole set, and pots and pans that way too.

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