The Sun Oven is great for cooking eggs in frittatas and stratas, but if you’re looking for fully cooked whites and runny yolks you’ll need to get creative. Today I was in the mood for a BLTE (bacon, lettuce, tomato, and egg) sandwich and didn’t want an overdone yolk, so I carried out a little solar cooking experiment.

It was my first attempt at making ‘fried’ eggs in the Sun Oven. I got the bacon started about an hour before lunch time. Bacon cooked in the Sun Oven crisps to perfection in about 45 minutes (click here to see how its done). When it was ready I used some of the pan dropping to grease a cast iron frying pan and let it heat up in the Sun Oven for about 10 minutes. Then I separated 3 eggs and added just the whites to the preheated pan.

After the whites had cooked for ten minutes it was time to add the yolks (why does one always break?)

I set a timer for 3 minutes. The yolks still looked undercooked. I left them in for another 3 minutes. They were still somewhat runny. A total of 4 to 5 minutes would probably been better.

The sandwiches were delicious.

 

 

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