True slow food: Adventures in Hot Weather Egg Cookery

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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.

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