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Notes on dinner [May. 19th, 2012|06:12 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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So if you decide to use large tomatoes instead of ramekins or dinner rolls as implements for holding raw eggs to bake them in a moderate oven, it'll work just fine, but the acidity of the tomato will interact with the egg and increase the needed baking time to about 40, 45 minutes for a moderately firm yolk. I salted the inside of the tomato lightly and lined it heavily with basil before cracking the egg into it, and then I stuck a thin slice of baguette over top and put a little cheese on that. I'll use more specifically chosen bread (likely Swedish rye) and cheese next time, but I didn't want to go to the store for this experiment, so I used the bit ends of what we had, and it turned out fine once we figured out about the acidity. Pretty tasty, worth remembering.

And now you know, and knowing is, if not half the battle, at least some appreciable fraction.

The book I'm reading right now seems to think that the rest is breeding the right horses, but since it's regarding 1812, I'm not sure it's universally applicable.
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[User Picture]From: pnkrokhockeymom
2012-05-19 11:19 pm (UTC)
Omg that sounds so good. I mean, that sounds so good you have Created A Craving.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-19 11:22 pm (UTC)
Up side is that it is so very very not expensive or difficult.

Down side is that you are probably going to have to make it yourself, and also it takes 45 minutes even if you have all the stuff.

Sorry!
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[User Picture]From: freelikebeer
2012-05-20 02:17 am (UTC)

All the way ...

THIS! Created A Craving!
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[User Picture]From: von_krag
2012-05-19 11:44 pm (UTC)
I hope you used the new Bubba tomatoes, IMO they really rock.
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[User Picture]From: mamculuna
2012-05-20 12:18 am (UTC)
Oh, yummy, but does the tomato survive 45 minutes in the oven?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-20 03:51 am (UTC)
Survive how? It's a roasted tomato at that point, but if you're careful with a large spoon, it's structurally soundish.
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[User Picture]From: timprov
2012-05-20 03:03 am (UTC)
I think it might work better with two eggs, or smaller tomatoes.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-20 03:51 am (UTC)
I agree, I think smaller tomatoes.
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[User Picture]From: blue_hat_guru
2012-05-20 04:24 am (UTC)
I'll have to keep this in mind if my garden repeats last year's performance....
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-05-20 11:02 am (UTC)
Yah, the timing on this discovery was good: before, not after, garden tomato season.
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