VIDEO: Egg crack up - half baked idea put to the test

IT was a half-baked idea at best and we were left with egg on our faces.

FRY-UP: Bendigo Advertiser reporter Josh Fagan tries, unsucessfully, to fry an egg.

FRY-UP: Bendigo Advertiser reporter Josh Fagan tries, unsucessfully, to fry an egg.

But we're one step closer to disproving a theory on whether it is possible to fry an egg on the footpath. 

After 20 minutes on the Hargreaves Mall surface and another 20-minute attempt on the road we were no closer.

We failed miserably.

Bendigo's searing 41-degree afternoon couldn't get us over the line.

A bit of dubious online research informed us that an egg needs a temperature of about 70 degrees celsius to become firm.

The questionably named 'everyday mysteries' website told us "in order to cook, proteins in the egg must denature (modify), then coagulate, and that won’t happen until the temperature rises enough to start and maintain the process".

When camera man Leigh Sharp yelped in pain as he knelt on the Hargreaves Mall footpath we would have guessed it was pushing the 70 degree mark. But no such luck.

We were hoping for fried perfection but ended up with a runny mess to clean up.

It was worth a crack.

Have you had better luck than us with frying an egg outside? email any eggy evidence to josh.fagan@fairfaxmedia.com.au  

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