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what do you call an intentionally overcooked poached egg?

opqpop Nov 10, 2012 02:47 PM

My mom always overcooks her poached eggs on purpose because she doesn't like the yolk to be runny. Today I ate a bowl of udon at a japanese restaurant that put in an overcooked poached egg. I think it was intentional. Just wondering if there's a name for this.

  1. pinehurst Nov 12, 2012 03:35 AM

    A restaurant that is super worried about food safety? Similar to burger joints where you can only purchase medium well/well.

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      cacruden Nov 12, 2012 02:30 AM

      A weapon.

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        ricepad Nov 12, 2012 02:05 AM

        Dog food.

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          foodieX2 Nov 11, 2012 08:45 AM

          they are called hard poached around here

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            Puffin3 Nov 11, 2012 08:32 AM

            I call them hard poached 'egg salad sandwiches'. Made a couple yesterday on purpose. We always get fresh local farm eggs. I've tried about everything/suggestion I can think of to get them to peel easily. I gave up. Now when I want 'boiled eggs' I poach some in water and a few drops of vinegar. I simmer them until they have reached the 'doneness' I want and remove with a slotted spoon put them in a bowl into the fridge to cool. While they are in the fridge all the water collects and I can pour all of it off. Then I use the 'hard' poached eggs like I would use any boiled egg. Yesterdays sandwiches: Three chopped 'hard' poached eggs/pinch of fine chopped oregano/S&P/drop of lemon juice/teaspoon of mustard. Perfect results. BTW never any 'gray' around the yolks.

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            1. re: Puffin3
              Bacardi1 Nov 12, 2012 05:59 AM

              I never thought of using them to make egg salad. Thanks so much for the idea!!! :)

            2. mamachef Nov 10, 2012 08:00 PM

              A mistake in timing.

              1. ipsedixit Nov 10, 2012 07:24 PM

                Why do you think it was intentional?

                Maybe they just brought the bowl of udon to you a bit too tardy, or you were too slow on the uptake to partake in the udon?

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                  rasputina Nov 10, 2012 05:03 PM

                  I ask for it to be poached hard.

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                  1. re: rasputina
                    suzigirl Nov 10, 2012 05:37 PM

                    I like poached medium. All the whites need to be firm and slightly cooked yolk. But if it goes to far it's still Kay in my book. Anything other than runny whites

                    1. re: suzigirl
                      CanadaGirl Nov 10, 2012 06:06 PM

                      Agreed! I like all non-scrambled eggs with a medium yolk.

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                        suzigirl Nov 10, 2012 07:05 PM

                        Funny though, I want scrambled soft soft soft. Barely set.

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                          CanadaGirl Nov 11, 2012 02:46 AM

                          No accounting for taste... ;)

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                            suzigirl Nov 11, 2012 09:47 AM


                    2. re: rasputina
                      suzigirl Nov 10, 2012 05:37 PM

                      Still okay in my book. I hate spellcheck

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                      miss_belle Nov 10, 2012 04:56 PM

                      Hard poached here too. There are also people who order salads with a soft poached egg on top and when they cut into the egg it oozes all into it and creates its own dressing. Thank you very much but no thanks. And I'm married to man who likes his eggs over easy but I've never asked him he liked "soft poached" and I sure as heck won't start now...:-)

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                        akq Nov 10, 2012 03:53 PM

                        Hard poached.

                        1. tcamp Nov 10, 2012 03:43 PM

                          Shell-less hardboiled.

                          1. PotatoHouse Nov 10, 2012 03:29 PM

                            That's the way the poached eggs my wife and I received last weekend when we had breakfast in Quebec. I figured it was a french thing.

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                            1. re: PotatoHouse
                              CanadaGirl Nov 10, 2012 05:24 PM

                              I've had soft poached eggs in Québec on many occasions.

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                                cacruden Nov 12, 2012 02:32 AM

                                Both my parents grew up in Montreal, and I never was served a hard poached egg in my life.... my mother does not like the egg yolk hard at all.

                              2. Bacardi1 Nov 10, 2012 03:18 PM

                                I call them "hockey pucks", & I LOVE them. Wouldn't eat a poached egg any other way.

                                And I wouldn't automatically call the restaurant "inconsiderate". Some are fearful of serving undercooked eggs - poached or not - due to possible contamination/illness.

                                1. Paprikaboy Nov 10, 2012 03:00 PM


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