My ex was Mexican. He taught me a method of cooking eggs that I love. I just wondered if this is a known method and/or has a name.
He would pour a substantial amount of oil into a small or medium saucepan and start it heating so it would be very hot when he was ready. Then he would break the egg (one egg at a time) into a dish and beat it with a fork until it was frothy. When the egg was beaten and the oil was very hot, he would quickly pour the egg into the hot oil, usually from a distance above the pan (I figured he was either showing off or being careful in doing that.) The egg would immediately puff up very large. He would let it brown then flip it and it would puff up again.
When it came out, he would drain it on paper towels and we would eat them wrapped in corn tortillas with Mexican farmer cheese (the crumbly kind), slivered onions, and green salsa.
He told me that this was a known method of cooking eggs, but he didn't know what it was called.
Does anyone here know?