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Would you shell out 69p...

For a hard boiled egg!
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Ready-boiled eggs have been tried before - in 2009 the Happy Egg Company launched a two-pack of them for 89p, but the product was criticised for its smell and excess water in the packaging.

At over £8 a dozen I think I'd rather boil my own Cheesy

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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

Or buy something more interesting: http://www.purelypickledeggs.co.uk/ ; Wink
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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

Whats it come to when people are to lazy to boil an egg, Smiley , i always believe in cooking from scratch, i think its why a  lot of why people  always get ill (colds, bad stomach etc.) is because of a poor diet and far much processed food.
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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

Some people don't have the amenities to boil an egg. Some of us don't have a hob. Wink
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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

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Ready-boiled eggs have been tried before - in 2009 the Happy Egg Company launched a two-pack of them for 89p, but the product was criticised for its smell and excess water in the packaging.


I don't see what the fuss is about. Scorch eggs are pre-boiled and no-one complains about the smell of those!
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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

Mrs Adair has recently  installed 3 hens in our garden. After organising the henhouse and run I reckon the first egg cost £400. We allow them free range of the garden (I call them flying Rotavators). Since then we get 3 eggs a day as regular as clockwork. No need to buy pre-boiled.
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Some of us don't have a hob. Wink

Here's a way to boil an egg.
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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

As has been said...you can buy Scotch Eggs, but they're wrapped in meat and mask the smell somewhat.  Smiley
@ Razer...It wouldn't be the first time I've boiled eggs in the kettle if I didn't have a saucepan.  Wink
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That's interesting Alaric. Didn't know there was such a thing.
@Glenn. LOL. That thought came into my head as I posted. It works then? I'd be scared of blowing my kettle up. Grin
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Yes i got the boot from my old host and had to move it over and now it's gone a bit screwy - working on it now..
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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

@ Razer, put egg in mug, pour on boiling water from kettle, cover with a tea-cozy or similar, give it 5 to 10 minutes and don't blame me if it's not cooked  Grin
If you have a microwave you can boil an egg in a mug - put water in the mug, not just the egg (but best to prick a small hole in one end of the egg with a needle).
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Re: Would you shell out 69p...

I wonder how they made these ?
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@ Razer....yeah it works a treat mate..I don't think you'd blow the kettle...mine didn't any way  Grin
Although kettles never last long for me any way as I always buy cheap ones.  Cheesy
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@ PlusComUK....I call photoshop on that pic mate  Grin
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@ Razer, put egg in mug, pour on boiling water from kettle, cover with a tea-cozy or similar, give it 5 to 10 minutes and don't blame me if it's not cooked  Grin

lmao. I was happily reading that, thinking 'ooh, this sounds like an interesting idea' until I came to the last bit!
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If you have a microwave you can boil an egg in a mug - put water in the mug, not just the egg (but best to prick a small hole in one end of the egg with a needle).

I've never done that exact procedure before. I have done them in the microwave, in those little plastic cup things, but you just crack the egg first. I guess it's sort of poaching them actually. They don't taste very nice.
@ Glenn. Hmm. Methinks all your kettle replacements might be linked with cooking eggs. Cheesy