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Egg & Soldiers

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Re: Egg & Soldiers

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I really ought to get a hobby. Crazy3

@Jonpe How about oology?Cheesy

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@St3 wrote:

Have any of you ever had eggy bread ? its alittle sloppy but very filling and tasty Wink


Yes, I have heard of it. However, mine is never sloppy but firm and really nice with either ground cinnamon or maple syrup, proper maple syrup.

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All sounds good but for me the soldiers have to be soft white buttered bread.

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Found a couple of these microwave egg boilers in a charity shop a few years ago.

The design and materials ensure that the egg is actually boiled, via the rising steam, rather than microwaved. After a little experimentation, perfect results every time.  Smiley

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On a dark overcast cold day like today, there is "nothing better" than Egg & Soldiers...

A daily winters day afternoon treat now when I am at home.

 

 

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And I still prefer to dunk my soldiers in salt/pepper combination on the plate, not shaken over egg (or pinched)

 


 

Eggciting discovery.....

If I put the back of my egg spoon into this mixture, just enough is transferred to the spoon, so when I spoon out egg white / yolk, I get the full flavour eggsperience !

 

Saves keep sprinkling salt / pepper into the egg ( as fingers are now probably buttered up from the Soldiers)

 

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I gave up on trying to boil eggs, long ago, despite loving them. I struggled with the timing so much....

Do you put the egg in a pan of cold water, then time them from boiling?

Do you get the water boiling then pop them in then time them?

Some other way?

Should the egg begin at room temperature or straight from the fridge?

I like the white set and the yellow nice and soft.

I also like lots of salt and keep a salt pot to hand, to keep topping the salt in the egg up.

I have just ordered one of those colour change in the pan timers mentioned above.

 

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I boil water in a pan, when boiling turn the heat down so it is just simmering.

Eggs at room temperature, added gently by means of serving tongs

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Digital timer set to four half minutes

 

Then Cold water added, to cool down water before tipping down sink.

Tipped out, cold water added for a few seconds to enable cool handling of eggs.

Eggs removed by tongs.

 

Salt & Pepper mix on plate

Dipped soldier then dipped into S&P

Back of spoon S&P'd when directly extracting egg white / yolk with spoon.

 

 

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Storing eggs in the fridge door makes eggs go rotten faster

So called actual eggsperts are warning folk not to keep their eggs in the fridge because when kept in those inbuilt egg racks, they go rotten quicker.

 

The sudden changes in temperature when the fridge door is open and closed is responsible for making eggs go off.

The safest option is to keep eggs at a temperature that can be maintained.

 

The optimum temperature you should be aiming to keep your eggs at is around 20C and, if you’re after the perfect poached number, you should take your eggs out of the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to cook them.

That reduces the risk of the shell cracking due to a sudden surge in temperature.

 

So now you know !!

 

Personally, we just keep the eggs in a cool place in the kitchen.

 

The eggs are always used by their Use by Dates.....

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You are all guessing, here's the researched approach. Wink

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Infinity wrote:

... if you’re after the perfect poached number, you should take your eggs out of the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to cook them.

That reduces the risk of the shell cracking due to a sudden surge in temperature.

 Don't you have to break the shell anyway before poaching the egg?

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Mmmmmmm

 

I might just try a fried egg tomorrow .....

 

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@Mustrum wrote:

I too recently rediscovered boiled eggs, after I found one these in pan timers - available in various places, and they allow you to work out how hard/soft to boil them. As for the eggs, alas I don't have a local farm available and have to rely on the supermarket, I find it worth paying a little more, and my favourites are Burford Browns, they have lovely deep yellow yolks.


Can I just say thanks for the link to the timer, I ordered one over last weekend and it turned up and was tested this morning. I have never been able to work out how to time them, in any reliable way, so have never managed one the way I like them. This worked perfectly and at the very first attempt.

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Anyone for duck eggs?

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@AlaricAdair I was wondering how long it would be before that reference came up Cheesy

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