Monday, September 14, 2015

Even if your heart were made of stone, I'd find a way to make it beat alongside mine.

Deep Fried Half Boiled Eggs

As you may be aware, I am a bit of a bar method junkie. I normally try to squeeze in four classes a week. However, there has been one move that I absolutely NEVER thought I would be able to master. In fact, I hardly ever had the courage to attempt it. The dreaded "L" in round back. I wondered if the instructor would ever say, "Hina you're in L territory, go for it!". I am pleased to announce that the impossible finally happened. I am now a bona fide L expert. I can do it in round back, with my foot flexed or pointed, with a 90 degree name it, I'll do it.

THE L! It's harder than it looks. Trust Me.

I suppose what I'm trying to convey is, never say never dude (please say that in a Hurley Reyes voice). People can and often will surprise you. Sometimes you may even surprise yourself. I believe with every fiber of my being that I can find a way to love almost any soul on this planet. I will always find a pragmatic way to make your heart beat alongside mine. FYI my best friends give me a lot of crap for my generally forgiving nature. One in particular, who will eventually make an appearance on TPE, has been begging me to cut the fat and the crap for months on end. Her request, unfortunately, falls on deaf ears. Despite all the terrible things that happen, I continue to believe in the good of people. I still wish to leave the world a better place than I came into. I value empathy and stubbornly suspect that it is possible to awaken this trait in anyone. I believe in the improbable, even better, I believe in the impossible. Now excuse me while I use my newly acquired L abilities to save the world.

Speaking of the improbable, have you ever deep fried a half boiled egg? No? Oh baby am I going to rock your world...

Fried Half Boiled Egg
Serves: One

3 Eggs
1 Splash of Milk
3 Tbsp. Flour
Panko Bread Crumbs
3 to 4 Threads of Saffron

1. Bring a pot of water with 1 teaspoon of salt to a simmer. The salt actually helps to peel the eggs later. Gone are the days of mangled egg whites!
2. Add two eggs and boil for 4 minutes. Please please please please use a timer, this will ensure that the yolk stays runny

3. Place the eggs in an ice water bath to halt any residual cooking

4. Mix together panko and saffron threads. Take care to crush the saffron threads between your fingers to release their heady aroma 
5. Beat the remaining egg with a splash of milk
6. Pour out the flour in a thin layer
7. Carefully peel the eggs and prepare to bread them 

8. Coat the eggs in flour, the egg mixture, and finally the bread crumbs

The breading station

9. Heat your oil to approximately 325 degrees
10. Gently lower your eggs and fry for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown

11. Drain those puppies on paper towels. Serve with a nicely dressed arugula salad

Like freshly fried testicles...maybe that's the wrong metaphor

I honestly don't think there's anything sexier than a runny golden yolk

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