Yesterday my production guy, Chris and I were taking about eating and how far a hundred bucks a month can go. My thoughts on this were, Pretty damn far, so long as your willing to cook. We spoke about making bread, or buying flour, salt and yeast. Also about the food value of things like beans, lentils, rice, etc. In fact, you can eat really well on those staples. In keeping with that theme, I’m going to impart some of my limited knowledge of cookery, starting with how to fry an egg in a non-teflon coated skillet. (teflon pans are needlessly expensive, aluminium skillets are cheap and plentiful at restaurant stores and way better for cooking.) Understanding how the process works is pretty cool and gratifying. So here we go:
First, heat up the skillet (check that, first invest in a good aluminium skillet. They are cheap and plentiful at kitchen supply stores) And I mean really heat it up. You should see wisps of smoke curling up the sides of the skillet. (Needless to say, you have to pay attention to what your doing.)
Once it is smoking hot, remove it from the heat.
Pour a liberal amount of oil into the pan.
Swoosh it around to coat the sides. (this is an important step to facilitate a wee bit of coolness later on.) Once again, heat the hell out of it until you see wisp of smoke coming off the oil. (PLEASE pay attention to this step, oil and grease fires suck)
Pour the excess hot oil out.
Put it back on the heat then put a good hunk of butter in the pan. Swoosh it around the sides thoroughly coat the surface of the pan. You are now ready to fry eggs! And they won’t stick to the skillet!
See how awesome those look?! Because they won’t stick, you can impress your friends by flipping the eggs in the pan without a spatula. After you are done, just use a paper towel to wipe out the pan, that way it will stay “seasoned” for next time. All you will need to do is butter it.