Heatwave: Hot Enough To Fry An Egg?

We put one frying pan on the sidewalk, another in a hot car.

Maybe you've heard that expression, "It's hot enough to fry an egg." 

Patch tried putting one egg in a frying pan on the sidewalk, and another in a hot car, when the temperature spiked to 98 degrees Thursday in the Chicago suburbs.

Watch what happened. 

Jennifer Fisher July 22, 2011 at 02:58 PM
Now the more important question: how did it taste? Just kidding!
Jared Ranere July 22, 2011 at 05:17 PM
Let's try again without the frying pan on the sidewalk and then on the hood of a car. I feel like this can work!
NS July 22, 2011 at 06:34 PM
May I recommend fresh dill with the pending fried egg?
Stacy S July 22, 2011 at 07:05 PM
I tried frying an egg in a pan on my driveway on Wednesday (outside temp: 100F, heat index temp 111F). Although the egg never truly cooked, the yellow started to congeal. I later read that the cooking surface (i.e. driveway) needs to be 158F to successfully cook an egg. Driveways may get hot baking in the sun, but they don't typically get that hot. It was a fun experiment, just the same.
Pam DeFiglio July 22, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Thanks for all the egg-frying suggestions! Maybe we'll try this again-with fresh dill- if the temp hits, say, 102.


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