Was It Hot Enough to Fry an Egg?
With temps reaching up to 95 degrees today, the Food Science team at Fork in the Road set out to test the age-old assertion on the part of heat sufferers: "It's so hot out there you could fry an egg."
So we went upstairs to one of those tar-paper apartment-building rooftops, figuring the heat would be optimal there, and secured the use of a cast-iron frying pan, all the better to absorb the sun's rays. A pat of butter and black spatula were also at the ready.
We put the pan out on the roof at precisely 2:30 p.m., and put the butter in the pan. We left the scene for an hour (during which time we went outside to buy some ice cream from the Van Leeuwen truck), to let the butter properly melt.
When we returned, the butter was well melted and conspicuously foamy. We cracked the egg into the skillet and checked our watches. 3:30.