True slow food: Adventures in Hot Weather Egg Cookery

Top Stories

Caution: do not try this at home. Or at least, don’t eat this at home.

What’s a newsroom with a inquisitive Chief Meteorologist supposed to do on a Very Hot Day?

See if you can fry an egg in a car, of course.

But we couldn’t stop there. No, we had to see which would cook first:
– Eggs in a car
– Eggs on a car
– Eggs on asphalt
– Eggs on a plate on asphalt
– Egg on new black asphalt

Would it surprise you that the eggs in the car were the absolute slowest to cook? It surprised us. The inside temperature of the car topped 130 degrees, but the eggs stayed almost raw.

On top of the car? Nope. On a plate on asphalt? Well, the yolks cooked up some, but not what we were expecting. In fact, the yolk cooked faster than the white when anything did cook. We’re going to have to google that.

The clear winners: direct, ground level heat. The new black asphalt and standard asphalt delivered the best results. Of course, this was after two hours, so don’t look to this to replace your frying pan anytime soon. And if you think you can cook your eggs in your car during that long meeting? You can’t.

So, was it hot enough to fry an egg today? No, but if you wanted a really, really slow-cooked soft yolk with a side of road grit, yes, it was that hot.

©TEGNA Inc. 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Clear

Huntsville

30°F Clear Feels like 25°
Wind
5 mph N
Humidity
85%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.
29°F Clear. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph ENE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Decatur

29°F Clear Feels like °
Wind
mph
Humidity
92%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A mostly clear sky. Low 28F. Winds light and variable.
28°F A mostly clear sky. Low 28F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph ENE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Florence

33°F Clear Feels like 29°
Wind
5 mph N
Humidity
85%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A mostly clear sky. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.
27°F A mostly clear sky. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph WSW
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Scottsboro

32°F Clear Feels like 26°
Wind
6 mph NNE
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A mostly clear sky. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.
29°F A mostly clear sky. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
3 mph NE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Scattered Clouds

Guntersville

32°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 27°
Wind
5 mph N
Humidity
87%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.
31°F Clear. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph ENE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full

More from WZDX News

Get our WZDX News & Weather Apps

ANDROID
iOS
ANDROID
iOS