Archive for the ‘Fundamentals’ Category

Poached Scrambled Boiling Vortex Eggs

November 5, 2012 3 comments

Arthur shared with me this post and I decided to give Daniel Patterson’s “poached scrambled eggs” a try. Short version of the story – it works. Swirling a pot filled with water and dropping beaten eggs into the boiling whirlpool for 20 seconds before straining will create fluffy scrambled eggs.

I was skeptical at first about how the eggs would turn out. As the eggs swirled around, I peeked into the pot and saw that the eggs had shredded as it circulated through the whirpool. It didn’t look tasty, and it didn’t even look cooked. It just looked like a messy glob of yellow strings. After straining though, the egg somehow coagulated together and became a nice bed of fluffy eats. I’d definitely recommend trying it at least once, at least because it’s such an interesting and quick way to cook eggs.

Attempt at Scott Conant’s Marinara

October 25, 2012 1 comment

So it seems many chefs and food critics tout Scott Conant of Scarpetta as having the best tomato sauce and I decided to try to make it at home. This post is just about the sauce making process.

I found the recipe here:

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Basil Oil

October 2, 2012 2 comments

I just made basil oil for fun, can’t wait to use it!

I washed and patted dry (perhaps the most tedious part) about a cup’s worth of basil. This is just the beginning; click to read more!