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Monday, January 30, 2012


Hi, this is Martha Stewart, and it has been sooo hot! But did you know that when it’s this hot you can actually cook an egg on the sidewalk? Today, I’m going to show you how.

First, you need to find a perfectly smooth sidewalk with no cracks, like the one outside our beautiful Manhattan offices. Melt exactly two tablespoons of butter on the sidewalk.

(sfx sizzle)

Then you need two really fresh eggs. These eggs are from my chicken, so I know they’re fresh and delicious! Holding the egg gently but firmly between your thumb and forefinger, tap it on the sidewalk to crack it and pull that shell back to let the egg slowly fall onto the melted butter….let’s do that with our second egg. Oh my, it already smells so wonderful! And I just love the sound frying eggs make! Sprinkle each egg with one half teaspoon of salt and three good turns of your pepper mill.


I hand-carved this pepper mill out of the branch of an old maple tree in my yard in Maine that fell during a terrible thunderstorm.

Now, when the whites of the egg just start turning opaque, you have to watch closely because they’re almost done, and you don’t want to overcook them.

Of course, a hot sidewalk is also just perfect for making hash browns! I have in this bowl some shredded potatoes, chopped onions, a little salt and pepper, and one egg. Mix that well and scoop two generous patties


and let them cook until they just begin to smoke. Then, flip them and brown them on the other side.

Now let me just dish these up on this beautiful plate from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s.

(voices “eww” and spit food out in the background)

I suppose some people might be offended by the dirt and spit the eggs have picked up from the sidewalk, but they are all natural ingredients!

Breakfast cooked on a sidewalk – it’s a good thing!

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