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To have scrambled eggs in a cage that aren't yellow rubber?

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Gone2far Wed 10-Apr-19 12:33:41

Do cafes have to overcook scrambled eggs? Whenever I order them (even when I asked for them not to be overcooked) they are hard and bouncy. I.e overcooked. And I love nice se - barely cooked when they leave the kitchen so the residual heat finishes them off.

Gone2far Wed 10-Apr-19 12:34:36

Scrambled eggs in a cage!! In a CAFE ffs

AryaStarkWolf Wed 10-Apr-19 12:36:05

I only clicked to see what the hell scrambled eggs in a cage was about grin

polarpig Wed 10-Apr-19 12:36:19

Haha, you'll get a lot of people read the thread as they want to know what on earth you are talking about!

Mrsjayy Wed 10-Apr-19 12:38:31

I came for eggs in a cage thought it was some poncy hipster breakfast 😁

Scrambled eggs need to be good right through in cafes so usually made and kept warm or made in the microwave but for food hygene reasons they usually can't be on the runny side

Mrsjayy Wed 10-Apr-19 12:39:42

Cooked right through*

BlueSkiesLies Wed 10-Apr-19 12:40:44

This is why I don't go out for 'brunch' or a cooked breakfast. I can do a much better job myself.

ChristinaMarlowe Wed 10-Apr-19 12:43:51

Agreed! I just don't have them out. Ever. I like them with just butter and then as they are scrambling a bit of creme freiche to stop them going past it... I want scrambled eggs now! With cherry toms and streaky bacon and mushrooms and ciabata toast - breakfast of the Gods!

NetballHoop Wed 10-Apr-19 12:44:12

Free the eggs!

Smellslikemiddleagespirit Wed 10-Apr-19 12:44:48

Yep, another here who came to find out what scrambled eggs in a cage was!

Yes, cafe and hotel scramblers are foul.

MariaNovella Wed 10-Apr-19 12:45:17

Scrambled eggs are only ever nice at home.

StarlingsEverywhere Wed 10-Apr-19 12:47:00

Thought this was something about battery hens! Rubbery isn't great but I wouldn't be keen on just barely set either.

Eliza9919 Wed 10-Apr-19 13:01:18

YANBU. I won't eat in cafes anymore because the fried eggs usually have snot on or have hard yolks, the sausages are shit quality and rank, the bacon is horrible and they normally put the egg next to the beans. So it's easier to cook it myself with ingredients I know I like.

BabyDarlingDollfaceHoney Wed 10-Apr-19 13:03:52

I like my scrambled eggs bouncy.

Gone2far Wed 10-Apr-19 13:04:44

Yes-eggs mixed with beans is horrible as well

Dotty1970 Wed 10-Apr-19 13:08:12


LakieLady Wed 10-Apr-19 13:13:11

Eliza, are you my DP? grin

He complains about all those things, and is incredibly particular about where his beans are placed. Mind you, we both hate snotty eggs and cheap sausages.

We used to have a lovely cafe 10 minutes walk away, where the lady cooked eggs perfectly and the sausages were the prizewinning ones from the local butcher. She also did great mushrooms and the breakfast came with a small portion of saute potatoes. We used to go nearly every Saturday, until they closed down and converted the premises into 2 houses which they sold for £300k apiece. We were really cross, but I suppose you have to cook a lot of breakfasts to make £600k.

I don't know why people make such crap scrambled eggs, they're so bloody easy to get perfect (nothing added apart from salt and pepper and cooked in butter).

SerenDippitty Wed 10-Apr-19 13:16:34

Scrambled eggs are lovely with a dollop of cottage cheese mixed in when they've just stopped being runny.

MothertotheLordsofmisrule Wed 10-Apr-19 13:19:03

Some places try to avoid the bean tsunami taking over the plate by putting them in a teeny pot/ramekin.

That annoys me cause then you have the social angst of if it’s acceptable to pour them out or attempt to eat them from the ramekin.

I don’t not want to be known as some sort of bean ramekin luddite.

QuantumWeatherButterfly Wed 10-Apr-19 13:34:03

Bean placement is incredibly important IMO. None of you ABU about that!

That said - I don't have that much issue with finding nice, creamy just set scrambled eggs. Our local cafe does a great job if it. But I can't possibly tell you where is it, of course, or the place will be overrunsmile

Goodenough06 Wed 10-Apr-19 13:36:29

This is exactly why I always order poached when I'm out for breakfast! I can make amazing scrambled eggs for myself...poached not so much!
Ps. Also only clicked for the caged eggs.

Bringbackthestripes Wed 10-Apr-19 13:36:53

Having had the misfortune of being served undercooked scrambled eggs envy <not envy I have to say I like mine well cooked. Having scrambled eggs the consistency of custard is rank. There was definately no finishing off from residual heat.

I imagine they think it is better to serve bouncy eggs that have someone complaining to environmental health about salmonella grin

Disappointed that there isnt a picture you had taken in a poncey cafe of scrambled eggs served in a cage though.

InMyBloodstainedSundaysBest Wed 10-Apr-19 13:40:42

Despiiite all my rage I am still scrambled eggs in a caaage.

Smashing pumpkins had it all wrong grin

Topseyt Wed 10-Apr-19 13:41:04

I am disappointed now that it was scrambled eggs in a café. I really wanted to see what scrambled eggs in a cage was like. grin

DanielRicciardosSmile Wed 10-Apr-19 13:41:50

I think the trouble is that there's a range of ways people like their scrambled eggs, from quite soggy to quite hard, so they plump for the one-type-suits-all approach. I also agree with PP who mention fears of salmonella etc.

Oh and you should only ever eat sandwiches whilst in a cage.

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