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    Low and slow

    Hello,

    Lately I have met a phrase low and slow and I am not certain if I get the meaning. Does it mean very slowly? I am just guessing from what I saw a moment before in one of the Heston Bluementhal´s cooking tv show where he says, "cook the egg low and slow.

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    Re: Low and slow

    Cook them over low heat (and as a result they will cook slowly).
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    Re: Low and slow

    As Barb aptly explained, in that context it is referring to cooking. However, it can also be used to refer to objects in the sky at a low altitude with slow momentum. Certain planes, such as the A-10 Warthog in particular are known for their ability to fly 'low and slow'.

    Sometimes you wonder how they maintain enough lift to stay in the air - almost looks like you could hit that plane with a broom.
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    Re: Low and slow

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    Does it mean very slowly?
    In that context, it is a way of emphasising how slowly they should be cooked.

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