The next time you want to have a little fun in the kitchen, either to show off your cooking prowess to an easily impressed audience or because your roommates left all of the pans dirty in the sink, grab a coat hanger, a sheet of packing or construction paper and some binder clips. That's all you'll need to make some breakfast.
Stefan Gates, author of The Extraordinary Cookbook, walks us through how to fry an egg with a frying pan made from a coat hanger, a sheet of paper and those ever-useful binder clips we keep talking about. Just bend the coat hanger into a pan-like shape with a bit of a handle on one end, and then cut the shape of the pan out of the packing paper (leaving enough paper to wrap around the edges). Attach the paper to the hanger with binder clips. Then just spread some cooking oil around the paper's surface, crack the egg into your paper "pan", and put it over the heat. Give it a few minutes, and the egg should be completely cooked and ready to eat.
Gates uses a portable gas heating element: we would suggest you do the same, or use a gas stove under low heat. An electric or induction cooktop probably wouldn't work. It's a fun trick, definitely one for the campsite or a fun kitchen experiment. After all, in the time you take to make the makeshift pan, you could probably just wash out a proper pan to cook with, but that's not nearly as much fun. Hit the link below to see the whole video.
Stefan Gates Shows You How to Fry an Egg on a Piece of Paper [Huffington Post]