To make a cloud egg, you separate the yolk from the white and then beat the white until it reaches a stiff consistency with peaks. The resulting meringue-like white is placed on a baking tray with an indentation in the center that will later hold the yolk. You bake the white alone for a few minutes and then add the yolk to bake a little longer. The fad has been spotted on Twitter and Instagram, with people posting their fluffy breakfasts.
“Apparently it’s supposed to look like the sun shining through the clouds, but really it’s more like an egg that needs to be put out of its misery,” Chef Patrick said.
Why are people spending so much extra time on eggs? The Morning Blaze crew had no idea.
“Have they outlawed over easy?” Doc Thompson asked.
While he could explain the recipe, Chef Patrick didn’t understand the trend either. “It’s like eating air with a yolk on it. What’s the point?” he asked.