Thursday, July 19, 2012

Egg Frying--Part Two

You may remember that a couple weeks ago, we tried to fry an egg on our driveway to test the old saying, "It was so hot, you could fry an egg on the sidewalk." The experiment failed. All that happened was that we got hot, and the egg dried out and attracted ants. According to the internet, we needed to supplement the blacktop and sun with foil and a magnifying glass to be successful. That was the only way we could generate enough heat to reach 158° F, the temperature needed to cook an egg.

Well, I thought we were done with our experimenting until I heard that it was Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk Day. I took that as a sign that we, Theodore and I, had to try again. We were so confident that it would work this time, Theo and I discussed whether or not we were going to try also to fry bacon to go with the egg. Well, no such luck. Even with the magnifying glass, all we got was a raw egg and really hot and sweaty.

I'm done with this experiment and I'm moving onto something else. Really. Unless we get a better magnifying glass, and heat the egg up to room temperature first, and ...

Our Second Attempt at Frying an Egg on the Driveway