It’s been so blasted hot in Texas this summer, there have been some news stories asking if it was hot enough to cook various food products on various surfaces outside. For example, bake cookies on a car hood, or fry an egg on the sidewalk. Well, some co-workers and I took this challenge to heart, and attempted to fry up some eggs on the sidewalk outside of our building.
It actually worked pretty well! At first, we were impatiently expecting instant gratification. Personally, I was looking for some nice sizzle, like a cracking an egg into a hot frying pan. That didn’t happen; it actually took a few hours before anything cooked.
Egg #1 was on a sewer hole cover:
I think the super-heated metal worked well to cook the egg, but it still took a few hours. Also, it seems that some squirrels or birds ate part of it. Or someone from the bus station near our office.
Egg #2 was on the concrete next to the other egg:
I mixed the yolk up a bit with a stick on this one, whereas with the first egg, we left the yolk intact. There’s no doubt this one cooked, but the end result didn’t really look like an egg. Is it a coincidence that the squirrels/birds/hungry bus-goers left Egg#2 alone? Probably not. It looked pretty gross.