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Spec me... egg frying rings

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by BennyC, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. BennyC

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    So having dabbled with a make shift ring yesterday evening using a small spring form baking tin I quickly realised that it was a) pants for stopping seepage and b) your pan needs to be perfectly flat, which mine isn't and has a slight dome.

    I've seen plenty of DIY options around using certain types of jar lid or bits of an onion :eek: and of course metal & silicone options are available to buy.

    What have you tried and would recommend? Part of me thinks a silicone ring would sit flush on a domed pan though in theory both should if the pan is perfectly domed which of course it isn't :p

    Thanks,

    BennyC
     
  2. FrenchTart

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    Spec me: Why? :p
     
  3. FrenchTart

    Don

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    More seriously, I'd actually suggest a small egg-frying pan instead.
     
  4. booyaka

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    Just fry the egg. Stop worrying about it looking nice!
     
  5. silverblack

    Wise Guy

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    Got a silicone ring off ebay worked better than expected.
     
  6. Kol

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    I got myself a Tefal egg pan for this very purpose. It's great and much better than trying to avoid seepage!
     
  7. Marvt74

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    But what if you're cooking for multiple people? I sometimes cook around 6 eggs at a time

    (although to be fair i have no intention of getting a round shape so i don't really care about this :p)
     
  8. Wizzfizz

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    ^

    :D
     
  9. FrenchTart

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    6 pans, amirite? :p

    Actually useful tip, remove the 'loose' egg white with a sieve or slotted spoon and just fry the firmer bit + yolk. The eggs will be naturally round.
     
  10. Marvt74

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    How bigs your hob to hold 6 pans!
     
  11. new boy

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    I kinda want one to make breakfast muffins a la McDonald's
     
  12. Marvt74

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    In that case you want them as rubbery as possible. I'd find a small tub and use a microwave
     
  13. PlacidCasual

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    I use crumpet rings for the odd occasion I want to make my own MockMuffin for breakfast. Yes you get a touch of seepage but just push the ring down for a second or two after the egg goes in the cooking egg will seal the gap quickly.
     
  14. robfosters

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  15. new boy

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    They are cheap enough that I might grab them.

    I think I might try some silicone ones first though, as I do eggs in a non stick pan, and I would prefer not to use metal on it, though I'm sure it will be fine as I'm only placing it in.
     
  16. pepp77

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    So you want hybrid poached eggs, as that is what McDonalds provides. They are cooked on a flat grill with a cover and water for the poaching part.
     
  17. new boy

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    Mainly I just want round eggs that fit nicely in a muffin. If they are identical to McDonald's effort or not doesn't really matter too much to me.

    Anyway, I feel like I've kinda stollen OP's thread here lol.
     
  18. medievaltw

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    .... First World problems!!! ...
     
  19. Hotwired

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    Too much perfection :eek:

    Egg in pan, fold over the edges as it cooks to get an approximately muffin sized blob.

    Eat egg in muffin.
     
  20. silverblack

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