Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fried Eggs on Asphalt


Scorching is the word for the day. It's 95 degrees in the shade. It's so hot in Rochester, NY today, you can fry an egg on the asphalt.

Hey, ya know what? I think I'll go outside and try that fried egg thing and see what happens. I've been hearing "It's-so-hot-you-can-fry-an-egg-on-asphalt" for years now. I'm gonna go outside and see if it really works. Be right back.

Guess what? It doesn't work. I cracked an egg on the hot asphalt, then went to weed and water the garden for 30 minutes. When I came back to look at the egg, all it did is run into the cracks in the driveway with no evidence of frying anywhere, even though the air temp is 96 degrees.

There are a couple of facts here. First of all I won't be getting the Nobel Prize for best science experiment this year. Second don't believe everything your grandmother tells you about hot summers and being able to fry eggs on asphalt. It's a lot of horse pucky.

To make matters worse, I used up my last egg for that numb skull experiment; now I can't make banana bread tonight. Oh yeah, and I had to clean the driveway.


lightly said...

no no no, you got that wrong

you take the grill out to the asphalt, then take a pan... you know how the rest works.

Pamela Beers. said...

lightly, whaddya do with the pan again?

Anonymous said...

If you don't bake banana bread, you don't heat up the kitchen. See-there IS a "sunny side".

Love ya,

Pamela Beers. said...

You always look on the bright side, Carla, or in this case, the sunny side. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

Drat. I was going to try this tomorrow. My road just got repaved and it's all nice and dark and it's supposed to be up near 100 (I may try it anyway). :-D

Randy Johnson said...

In the interest of science, maybe tomorrow you could try making pancakes on the hood of your car. We'd all love to see the photos ;)

Pamela Beers. said...

Anonymous, make sure your local highway department doesn't catch you in the act. They may want to bring the bacon.

Randy, pancakes with bird droppings...yummy.