Category Archives: Perfect

La Crêperie, Key West, FL – 1.11.15

La Creperie, Key West, FL

Location: La Crêperie, Key West, Florida
Order: Buckwheat Crepe, with fried egg over-medium
Egg Rating: 4/5
Meal Rating: 5/5

Ah, Mon Dieu! After a week of hotel “continental” breakfasts, La Crêperie was the absolutely perfect way to close out a vacation to Key West. The restaurant is quaint and perfect, located two streets off Duval in a quiet residential Key West neighborhood. The Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews were dead-on…La Crêperie is outstanding.

I can’t find a current menu, so I can’t give the exact name of the crepe we ordered, but it was fantastic. A buckwheat crepe with arugula, three different cheeses, avocado, and a fried egg on top.

La Creperie fried egg


The orange juice was fresh squeezed, the Cafe Au Lait was perfect, and the fresh fruit and potatoes could not have been better.

As for the egg…while I prefer my fried eggs, when by themselves on the plate, to be just a tiny bit more cooked, this over medium egg was the first on this blog to be truly over-medium. The bottom and edges were slightly crisp. The top was actually cooked (rather than just turned), and the yolk, while still slightly runny, was thick, and did not just spill all over the plate. It was the perfect egg for the dish, and the combination of flavors overall was sensational.

La Creperie fried egg La Creperie - crepe with egg

For the sake of the experience I’ll show the potatoes too… just wonderful:

La Creperie potatoes

Congratulations to La Crêperie for getting it right.

Merci, merci, merci.

Home Poached – 12.19.2014

Perfect Poached Egg

The Perfect Poached Egg

Sure, the site’s called the perfect fried egg, but there’s an art to the perfect poached egg, made at home in less time than it takes to make the coffee. Every self-respecting breakfast cook should know how to make a perfect 5-minute poached egg.

The yolk should be wet but not overly runny. The white should be completely cooked, but not rubbery.

It ain’t rocket science but you’d be surprised how hard it is to find this in a decent restaurant.

Poached egg with perfect yolk

Perfect 5-Minute Poached Eggs:

– Fill small saucepan with water,  1″ deep
– Add 1 Tsp Distilled White Vinegar and 1 Tsp salt
– Heat to gentle rolling boil
– Crack egg gently into large spoon or (better yet) ladle
– Swirl water rapidly in pan, and (while water is swirling) gently spoon egg into center of water.
– Cover and boil, untouched, for 5 minutes
– Remove with a slotted spoon, add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy.