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Eggs in General
Member Name: Superjim03
Eggs in General
Date: 12/10/11, updated on 28/11/11 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty little versatile snack in it's own packaging
Disadvantages: Who thought to eat the first one? Dirty Boy!
He was a Chicken, no only kidding. He was a cook in the Navy in World War Two and as such he had to cook about 300 breakfasts every morning for the crew. (Not on his own I don't think). Apparently he would be very happy to crack an egg and find it was a double yolker i.e an egg with two yolks instead of one. In this instance he could pocket one of the fresh eggs as the double yolker could be given half each to two sailors.
I can't actually remember what he did with all these excess eggs (oh the temptation for a pun there). I would imagine due to wartime rationing he sold them or ate a lot of eggs with his ship pals but I enjoyed the story. It puts into perspective my gripes about food when I can't decide what to buy in the supermarket.
One thing always on top of my list is eggs. I love the little beggars Fried, Poached, Soft or Hard Boiled, Omelettes, French toast any which way really.
One of my own innovations is the microwaved egg for a McMuffin type sandwich. Crack the egg into a large mug or small bowl, prick the yolk at least twice with a fork (miss this step and invite ridicule from the microwave repair man) and then pop it in the microwave on high for about a minute and a half. Once cooked loosen the edges with a knife and pop onto a slice of ham or bacon between a warm toasted muffin. It might not keep Jamie Oliver awake at night but it keeps a couple of pounds out of McDonalds tills! Add cheese if you really want to give your heart a workout.
One final note on the double yolker situation, you can actually buy double yolk eggs in some farmers markets they come from a chicken of a certain age and the egg is usually a little bigger than normal as you might expect. They are about 50-60 pence more than standard free range but if it's the yellow that makes you mellow it's a sure fire bargain.
Thanks for eggsamining this review (sorry couldn't help it)
Summary: Top marks chickens