Deliciousness to Effort Ratio: Ode To A Fried Egg
Anyone that likes cooking, like this monkey, know that there are some dishes that are absolutely delicious but a pain to make. You love eating them, but they take a lot of effort to get them to the plate. Beef Wellington is delicious (if you have the chance, try the one they make at the Savoy in London), but it will take you over 2 hours to get it ready. And it’s not easy! On the other hand, a pasta al’arrabbiata will take you just 20 to 30 minutes and it’s still great. Then, how do you choose what to cook? Introducing the “deliciousness to effort ratio”. This is, how good it is what you cook compared with how long it takes to prepare. The higher the ratio, the better the dish with little effort.
And this monkey thinks that the highest deliciousness to effort ratio belongs to a good and simple fried egg. You only need 3 ingredients to prepare it: extra virgin olive oil, salt and an egg. And it takes less time to prepare it than it takes me to type here how to get a good one. Just get a small frying pan, put the olive oil in (a good amount so the egg floats in it) and heat until a bit of smoke comes out. When the oil is very hot, crack the egg carefully not to break the yolk and put it in the boiling hot oil. With a spoon pour some of the oil in the pan over it so the yolk cooks a bit and the white cooks completely. Repeat to taste. I really like it when the borders get nicely brown and crunchy. At that point, just get it on a plate and pour a spoonful of the remaining oil on top and add a pinch of salt. Eat with abundant crusty bread.
Deliciousness level; no lower than an 8 out of 10. Time to prepare a fried egg; around 2 minutes.
Deliciousness to effort ratio: Unbeatable!
Pic Source: Directo al Paladar
I love it my friend. It's my favorite viand for my breakfast with a fried rice. It's perfect my friend. My breakfast will never be complete if there is no egg.