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Dinner help - cooking an egg on a pizza

Dinner help - cooking an egg on a pizza

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dazco

4,224 posts

108 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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Eggs take about seven minutes on top of a pizza to be soft, a pizza should not be presented without an egg on, it is by far the best bit of any pizza.

Fresh asparagus is surprisingly superb too.

HereBeMonsters

14,180 posts

101 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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Grill to do the egg after pizza is 90% cooked.

miniman

18,749 posts

181 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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MX7 said:
No STOP!

A boiled egg is about 5 mins. You'll be cracking this open, so the cooking time is far less. You'll end up with a big lump of solidified egg puddle.

I'm not yoking.
Completely irrelevant. The cooking method is totally different - submersed in water on all sides vs indirect heat. Large egg on a pizza, on a pizza stone, takes about 7 minutes for a runny yolk.

RichB

38,371 posts

203 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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rfisher said:
Having a fiorentina pizza for dinner (that's tea or supper for you southern bankers).
And I always thought you northerners had you dinner at lunchtime hehe

Anyway Pizza Fiorentina is one of my favourites...

dazco

4,224 posts

108 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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miniman said:
MX7 said:
No STOP!

A boiled egg is about 5 mins. You'll be cracking this open, so the cooking time is far less. You'll end up with a big lump of solidified egg puddle.

I'm not yoking.
Completely irrelevant. The cooking method is totally different - submersed in water on all sides vs indirect heat. Large egg on a pizza, on a pizza stone, takes about 7 minutes for a runny yolk.
A five minute boiled egg would be quite solid though.
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RichB

38,371 posts

203 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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It's kind of an irelevent argument - how unusual for Pistonheads hehe OP says it took 8 mins so that's that.

MX7

7,902 posts

93 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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miniman said:
MX7 said:
No STOP!

A boiled egg is about 5 mins. You'll be cracking this open, so the cooking time is far less. You'll end up with a big lump of solidified egg puddle.

I'm not yoking.
Completely irrelevant. The cooking method is totally different - submersed in water on all sides vs indirect heat. Large egg on a pizza, on a pizza stone, takes about 7 minutes for a runny yolk.
And a low heat fried egg, which is essentially the same as an egg on a pizza, takes how long? Less than 5 mins, no?


dazco

4,224 posts

108 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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MX7 said:
And a low heat fried egg, which is essentially the same as an egg on a pizza, takes how long? Less than 5 mins, no?
But the egg on the pizza is being cooked by hot air, an egg in a frying pan is in direct contact with hot metal.

To show the difference, you can easily put your hand/arm into an oven without burning it. As long as you do not touch anything. But if you touch a frying pan that is hot enough to cook an egg you will burn yourself.

21TonyK

4,504 posts

128 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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I said it some time ago, sounds horrible but a raw egg in the centre of a pizza is sublime.

mattdaniels

7,284 posts

201 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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GKP said:
rfisher said:
// dinner (that's tea or supper for you southern bankers).
No. No it isn't. Dinner is different to tea which is nothing to do with supper. Three separate, individual meals there.
For a start, tea is a drink.

This "tea" and "supper" thing seems to be a northern thing, not sure why the OP thinks otherwise. Dinner is at dinner time (ie the main evening meal). Lunch is at lunchtime (ie the middle of the day).


Baryonyx

15,361 posts

78 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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I used to love going to Menorca for a holiday, there was one particular restaurant in Arenal which did a pizza called 'El Toro' which came with a beautifully cooked egg in the middle. Used to have that one every time!

plasticpig

10,430 posts

144 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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mattdaniels said:
For a start, tea is a drink.

This "tea" and "supper" thing seems to be a northern thing, not sure why the OP thinks otherwise. Dinner is at dinner time (ie the main evening meal). Lunch is at lunchtime (ie the middle of the day).
Nope. Afternoon tea is a light snack usually around 3-4pm. High tea is more substantial and is around 5-6pm. Supper is a late evening snack. Dinner is just the main meal of the day and is not necessarily in the evening.






Pete Franklin

769 posts

100 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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dazco said:
But the egg on the pizza is being cooked by hot air, an egg in a frying pan is in direct contact with hot metal.

To show the difference, you can easily put your hand/arm into an oven without burning it. As long as you do not touch anything. But if you touch a frying pan that is hot enough to cook an egg you will burn yourself.
Another analogy with boiling water which wont go above 100dc where as the air temp in the oven would be ~200 put your hand in boiling water and you are scarred for life. Moral of the story- air doesnt conduct heat very well...

Not to mention the fact that the pizza that you have just plopped your egg on to is unlikely to be anywhere near the temp of boiling water or a hot frying pan or the oven temp and will radiate its low temp to the egg.

JonnyFive

28,172 posts

108 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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GKP said:
rfisher said:
// dinner (that's tea or supper for you southern bankers).
No. No it isn't. Dinner is different to tea which is nothing to do with supper. Three separate, individual meals there.
This.. Breakfast, Lunch then Dinner.

Tea or Supper is for boarding/private school kids.

bint

4,660 posts

143 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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plasticpig said:
Nope. Afternoon tea is a light snack usually around 3-4pm. High tea is more substantial and is around 5-6pm. Supper is a late evening snack. Dinner is just the main meal of the day and is not necessarily in the evening.
Spot on IMHO. speaking as some one from east Anglia (guess that's south) with northern father and southern mother.

Deva Link

26,934 posts

164 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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mattdaniels said:
This "tea" and "supper" thing seems to be a northern thing, not sure why the OP thinks otherwise. Dinner is at dinner time (ie the main evening meal). Lunch is at lunchtime (ie the middle of the day).
As a kid in a working class family in Liverpool, we had tea pretty well as soon as came home from school at about 4.30 and then had supper just before we went to bed.

The only time we had "dinner" was on a Sunday, and we had that at lunchtime! smile

LordGrover

28,047 posts

131 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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steedy27

561 posts

109 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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So just to confirm, You cracked the egg onto the pizza with about 8 minutes to go? Didn't the egg run everywhere?

Henry Hawthorne

5,704 posts

135 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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That is utterly mesmerising.

21TonyK

4,504 posts

128 months

Thursday 1st December 2011
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Henry Hawthorne said:
That is utterly mesmerising.
Its a bit like that gif of the girl with a huge rack bouncing around or the one where the T-shirt tears but never enough...

/good God I'm a sad old man watching pizzas in an oven weeping