The "Hot Enough To Fry An Egg" Experiment, Part 2

After receiving a tip from a Brookhaven Patch reader, here is another attempt at answering the question, "Is it really hot enough outside to fry an egg?"

This past Friday, as triple-digit temperatures arrived in Brookhaven and Chamblee, the .

The results were less than impressive.

However, after receiving a tip from a commenter well-known to Brookhaven Patch readers, named HamBurger, we decided to try again, following these instructions:

"First, use the correct pan. A well seasoned cast iron pan is best, if not available, use an aluminum based non stick pan. Let the pan sit on the asphalt road (not concrete drive) that has been well heated by direct sun for an hour or so. Best time is 3:30 pm or so. No shadows are most important. Protect with car, etc. Once well heated, a little PAM or butter in the pan prior to adding the egg to the pan and you are ready. Add egg, you are going to be at double low heat at best, but better than shaded concrete. It will be a slow cook, but it will cook."

So check out the video to see how we fared on Saturday.


HamBurger July 01, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Mr. Tim, respectfully, it is all about the directions . . . Cheerwine?
City Yes July 02, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Hamburger's egg instructions are about as effective as his campaign against the city...
HamBurger July 02, 2012 at 10:47 PM
City Yes, clearly, the video shows that the instructions were not followed. The pan was not allowed to pre-heat and the heat source was not asphalt. Then you, City Yes, thinks this is an opportunity to take an unfounded cheap shot. For a change, sell me on your new city . . . Or, is that beyond your intellectual capabilities? These videos are not the best, and the temps are higher, but you get the point. A good 95º day or so and you be cooking . . . Just a little bit slower . . . If you can read and follow instructions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14QzxT9Lz7c&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxI8GN9_41U&feature=related Please pass the yellow mustard!


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