We’ve all heard the expression about it being hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
Right now I think that might be true. Just walking outside from the house to the car is enough to give me trouble breathing, and I don’t normally have breathing problems.
There’ve been stories about it being so hot a roof began to melt in China. And an airport runway in Europe had to be closed temporarily until it could be repaired.
There have even been reports of lakes drying up and people finding dead fish on the dried- up lakebed. Truth or myth? Not really sure, but as hot as it is, who knows?
Older people and those with breathing or other similar conditions are being warned to stay inside. Pregnant women and young kids are also being cautioned to be careful in all this heat because of the danger of heat stroke, heat exhaustion or dehydration.
And what about that old saying, “it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk!”
Well, it may almost be time to try it! What do you think?
So just in case you feel adventurous, I thought I’d come up with a recipe you can try! Or not…
Take one egg. Place a small square of cling wrap on the sidewalk
Crack the egg carefully onto the cling wrap.
Check it every few minutes with a spatula (or your finger) to see how it’s coming along.
It’ll be cooked enough when the egg white is the opaque white color you’re used to. Take the spatula and carefully lift it up and slide it onto a small plate.
Season or garnish as desired, and if you’re brave, try a bite. Then let us know how it turned out.
Or let your dog sample it and he’ll let you know how it was!
(Header photo by Pockafwe on Flickr; center photo by Lori Greig on Flickr)