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Mr. Henry falls in love | Manolo's Food Blog

Mr. Henry falls in love

When Mary came in from the country carrying a diapered basket of fresh-laid hens eggs, Mr. Henry stared at their beautiful light blue and speckled brown shells wondering, “How can he do justice to these most perfect of nature’s industrial designs?”

eggs.jpegFor the preparation of perfect scrambled eggs unsullied by even the slightest fatty aroma from his trusty cast iron pan, a pan that did such yeoman service these many years, he decided that the time was finally ripe to spend an astonishing $99 on the ultimate professional stove-top tool – a pan that would not waste even one morsel of Mary’s eggs stuck to its sides, a pan that would not force Mr. Henry to further inflame his mouse-flicking right forearm tendon in a heavy-duty clean-up.

Mr. Henry is in love with his new 8-inch All-Clad copper core fry pan with stainless steel face.

For the ultimate three-minute breakfast or lunch, place your copper core pan on a low flame for a good two minutes until its magical golden center is ready to radiate. (A dollop of crème fraîche in the eggs lends a marvelous creamy tanginess.) You may use a metal spatula here – none of this mamby-pamby plastic – because the stainless steel is not harmed by tiny scratches. Toast two slices of Amy’s organic peasant wheat sourdough bread on which to place your velvety confection. Throw in butter. Almost as soon as your eggs hit the pan they are done.

If you soak your pan while you dine, the clean-up is effortless. The gently flared lip, the long metal oven-ready handle, and most of all the superior browning capabilities of the stainless face with copper core have left Mr. Henry in a swoon not matched since he first drove Mrs. Henry’s BMW. Car owners speak of the interface between man and machine. Mr. Henry is fully satisfied by All-Clad’s high-speed performance.

3 Responses to “Mr. Henry falls in love”

  1. Don November 3, 2006 at 5:04 pm #

    Most people tend to underestimate the importance of excellent cookware. Great cooking occurs through great cookware. A cook isn’t a cook unless he/she has a trusty frying pan that they can rely on.

  2. Paula January 17, 2007 at 11:55 pm #

    I absolutely love scrambled eggs. My sister bought me a Scanpan because she knows how I like cookware and it is the best for cooking scrambled eggs in. Nothing sticks to it.

  3. Paula from Only Cookware October 6, 2007 at 7:32 pm #

    All-Clad is one of the best. I just love this brand of cookware. Not only does it do the job so well but it also looks so good. Very elegant cookware, if you can call cookware ‘elegant’.