‘Fried’ — eggs are fried on both sides with the yolks broken until set or hard.
‘Over well’, also called ‘over hard’ or ‘hard’ — cooked on both sides until the yolk has solidified.
‘Over medium’ — cooked on both sides; the yolk is of medium consistency and the egg white is thoroughly cooked.
‘Over easy’, also called ‘runny’ — cooked on both sides; the yolk is a thin liquid, while the egg white is partially cooked.
‘Sunny side up’ — cooked only on one side; yolk is liquid. The egg white is often still rather runny as well.
I came across a person who requested an omelet with 5 big spoonful of diced onions, capsicums and tomatoes each. He mentioned that he loved vegetables and he requested the same serving for the following 3 days. I felt like I was making a vegetable roll instead of an omelet for him.
There are also health conscious people who requested no oil on the pan. The moment I heard the word no oil, I was like ‘O shit’….high chance the egg (especially the omelet) would stick to the pan!
Some would request only egg white omelet. An evil though just came in mind – I should request that in future to bring inconvenience to the cook who prepares it for me! (Nah!)
Since I am still a newbie, I have experienced a few embarrassing moments before. Care to know what?
Firstly, I busted yolks while flipping the egg over. People may wonder why this chef can’t flip an egg properly.
A couple of times, annoying people would just request their orders and walk away. This really can confuse the order especially when a few people does that at once. People! Please queue up… because some people
actually took others’ order and left the explanation part to me.
Once, the kitchen serviette tissue that was used to wrap around the handle of my pan caught fire from the stove’s flames. (The kitchen serviette tissue is to prevent the heat that transmitted upwards from burning my hand.) I quickly removed it and put out the flames by hand within a few seconds and threw it into the bin beneath me.
Beside that, I really love it when people gave me compliments about my nicely done omelet or fried eggs!
No harm praising the chef who did your eggs in future right? It will make his day happier too!