Two slices of bread
Serving spatula (turner)
Plate (optional but recommended)
You may also need a cutting board and a sharp knife, suitable for cutting cheese
Time: >5 minutes
To start, put the frying pan on the stove and put it on medium. Once that’s done, take out your plate and put two slices of bread on it. Butter it, all the way to the edges. If you need to cut cheese, make sure the pieces are relatively thin so that it will melt (~5mm).
Flip one piece of bread upside down. (If you’re worried about sticking, you can stack it in the pan.) Arrange them on the sandwich as best you can. If you have some left over, eat it or put it in the middle.
If you haven’t already, put the sandwich in the pan. You might first want to check its hot enough by splashing a little water off your fingers onto it and checking if it sizzles. I usually press down on the sandwich to flatten it.
You can check the cook on the sandwich by flipping it or lifting it up. When you like the way it looks, make sure it’s flipped so the other side can cook. Check this one the same way, but also lift up the top piece of bread at the edge. If you meet some resistance and the cheese is melty, it’s probably good to go.
Rice of your choosing (not minute rice)
Any seasonings you want to add
Pot & tight lid
Butter knife (optional)
First off, you need to decide how many people you need to feed and how large a portion size you want. For a family of four, I use about 250 ml of rice. The ratio of rice is 2:1 (twice the amount of water to rice). Take your water, rice, and any seasoning you want (I add butter as well) and then boil it on high.
When the rice is finished, you should notice little round valleys in it. Those are a good sign! Don’t worry if you can still see moisture, because the next step is to let it sit covered for five minutes to absorb the water. I take it off the burner for this, but you could turn it down to warm if it seems a little extra watery.
After that, check to make sure it doesn’t need longer. It’s hard to see the difference, but if you tilt the pot you can see the reflection of the light off moisture better and also notice if it drips.
Vegetable oil or substitute
Serving spatula (turner)
When the whites are cooked but there is still a clear film on the yolk, splash in a small amount of water-around 20 ml or less, and cover for two minutes or so. When the top of the yolk is covered in white film and brown edges are just forming, it’s done!
Butter or substitute
When the timer goes off, remove the cup from the pan. With a fork, hold the egg in the cup and tilt it slightly. If the liquid runs clear and there is no white in it, it is ready. Drain excess water, and then slide the fork around the inner edge of the cup.
Flip onto a plate and enjoy!
Celina and I are working together on our IDS project for the year. Currently we are uploading character bios to try and build a reader base and also flesh out the characters more in preparation for posting our webcomic, which will be in stages. You can find the blog here: http://caliandko.tumblr.com/.
My first ICTX project will be designing and creating a double ended trident for a cosplay prop. It will involve 3-d printed and vinyl cut pieces to create the finished piece.