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Mar 5, 2014 07:35 AM

How Europeans think Americans have breakfast

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    1. Bah, the hammer's not even cocked

      1. Can I get that "to go" please? Travel mug?

        1. We do like our bacon, but I think most Americans want two eggs and don't want them burned as shown here. We do have some standards.

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          1. re: GH1618

            :) One egg, scrambled with cheddar cheese, please. Better bread for the toast, otherwise skip. Bacon less crispy and 2 strips are plenty.

            1. re: GH1618

              I was surprised when I first heard the people didn't like crispy edges on their eggs. If they are fried in bacon grease as God intended, there's almost no way to avoid it.

              1. re: ennuisans

                I didn't realize there was any other way to fry an egg than in bacon grease....

                I feel cheated when I get an egg without those delightful crispy brown edges.

                1. re: ennuisans

                  MIL used to tell my husband the crispy edges WERE bacon!

                  1. re: ennuisans

                    not true. eggs basted in bacon fat with a spoon can easily avoid the crunchy crispy browned hard egg white edges and bottoms and rendering a beautifully tender and tasty egg that melts in the mouth. no need to crust an egg.

                2. to: "Breakfast in America: Bacon, eggs, coffee and a gun"

                  I would add...." while driving a pickup truck and tweeting about it",

                  that's an All American breakfast.

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                  1. re: JTPhilly

                    Most folks I know who drive pick-ups don't know what tweeting is.

                    1. re: Kontxesi

                      I'm guessing you don't actually know anyone who drives a pick-up. I say that as a gal who owns two, and drives nothing but. And I tweet, occasionally, but not while driving.

                      1. re: MelMM

                        Um.... I drive one. My fiance drives one. His father drives one. My step-father drives one. At least 50% of the registered vehicles in my county are trucks.

                        Out of the four of us, I'm the only one who knows what a tweet is, and I'm willing to bet that ratio will stand when applied to my county.

                        1. re: Kontxesi

                          Well, all I can say is, you can't extrapolate limited data from your county to the rest of the US.

                          1. re: MelMM

                            "Most folks I know who drive pick-ups don't know what tweeting is."

                            Didn't extrapolate anything. I was specifically talking about people I know.

                          2. re: Kontxesi

                            Nobody who drives a pick-up should say "um".

                            Surrender your keys.