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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's Getting Hot In Here....It's Sidewalk Egg Frying Day!

Today is Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, so we attempted to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

For this you will need:
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Egg
  • Butter or Oil
  • Magnifying Glass or Mirror


Directions:
1. Get a sheet of aluminum foil and roll the
    edges (so the egg doesn't escape).
2. Place on sidewalk or blacktop
    (blacktop gets hotter, so it may work
    better).
3. Place a small dab of oil or pat of butter
    on the foil.
4. Crack your egg and place on foil.
5. Use the mirror or magnifying glass to
    amplify the heat and to cook the egg faster.



Oatman, Arizona hosts a Solar Sidewalk Egg Frying Contest every year on July 4th! Contestants have 15 minutes to fry an egg using only the power of the sun. They can use aluminum foil, mirrors, and other aides, but the egg has to cook using only solar power.

LINKS:
Bill Nye
http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/friedegg.html
http://salutadventures.com/2012/05/22/dare-43-compete-in-the-sidewalk-egg-frying-contest-in-oatman-arizona/
Wiki, Oatman, Arizona
Oatman Chamber of Commerce


After a couple of hours, our eggs looked dried out, but definitely not cooked. I guess the 100 degrees F was not hot enough to cook an egg, even with aluminum foil, a mirror, and a magnifying glass. This is how I thought it would turn out...

I cheated and cooked the egg on top of
the grill while I was grilling the corn so I
could get a cooked egg picture.



























Have you ever fried an egg on the sidewalk? Did you have any luck?

1 comment:

  1. We can do that now here in Missouri. My 3 year old would love it. Newest GFC follower. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you get a chance.

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