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    Of egg eating technology

    Of egg eating technology:
    When I was a kid in the UK you ate a boiled egg by smacking it on the head with a teaspoon and then spent minutes picking off the shell bits.
    I moved to Canada at about 21yo and the first boiled egg thing I learned was to push a knife through the top half and flip it off..Easy peasy?
    Secondly I learned that rather than pissing around basting a fried egg with available fat just use a spatula and flip it over..How hard is that?
    My dear wife makes excellent 'open' omelets…beaten eggs in wok add ingredients and cover..No need to piss about folding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Of egg eating technology:
    When I was a kid in the UK you ate a boiled egg by smacking it on the head with a teaspoon and then spent minutes picking off the shell bits.
    I moved to Canada at about 21yo and the first boiled egg thing I learned was to push a knife through the top half and flip it off..Easy peasy?
    Secondly I learned that rather than pissing around basting a fried egg with available fat just use a spatula and flip it over..How hard is that?
    My dear wife makes excellent 'open' omelets…beaten eggs in wok add ingredients and cover..No need to piss about folding!
    Can you buy egg cups in Thailand? -I could not find any and brought some from Oz

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    Boiled egg and soldiers. Makes a nice alternative to fish soup for breakfast. I imported egg cups from UK last trip home.
    In the interim I used some heavy duty shot glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123
    Can you buy egg cups in Thailand?
    I'm off to look, right now

    then im gonna show the Missus how to make these



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    Found em Icey







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    OK, how long does it take to boil on egg to that ^^ consistency?

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    3 minutes after you get the salted water boiling.

    And that's without googling.

    Is that right?

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    Brings back memories when I was a nipper, boiled eggs (runny of course) with "soldiers" More soldiers mum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    3 minutes after you get the salted water boiling.

    And that's without googling.

    Is that right?

    Sans the salt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    OK, how long does it take to boil on egg to that ^^ consistency?
    Try putting large eggs from the fridge into a pot with cold water straight from the tap. Wait till the water boils and after exactly 2 minutes, pull them out and drop them into a bowl of tap temp cold water for about 2 minutes so they stop cooking, then they should be just like in the photo.

    That works for me, but variables like stove temp, pot size, amount of water, and egg size will mean you'll need to experiment just once so you know if you need to increase or decrease your cooking time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Found em Icey






    Are you eating Ostrich eggs for brekkie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx
    2 minutes,
    think the white will still look transparent an runnie.
    i'd go for 2 mins 45 secs.
    wi plenty of gas.

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    ^ Also, the fresher the egg the greater the cooking time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    think the white will still look transparent an runnie.
    i'd go for 2 mins 45 secs.
    wi plenty of gas.
    Nah, it works fine for me. But, that's using an electric stove that takes longer to get the water up to the boil than a gas stove on full-roar would. The first time I used the stove for doing this I put 4 eggs in and pulled them out one at a time every 15 seconds from 1:45 to 2:30. The one cooked for 2:00 was perfect for soldier duty . I also learned that 2:30 was the right time to pull them out for boiled eggs that will go in the fridge for snacks/salad.

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    Those soldiers need Vegemite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Of egg eating technology:
    When I was a kid in the UK you ate a boiled egg by smacking it on the head with a teaspoon and then spent minutes picking off the shell bits.
    I moved to Canada at about 21yo and the first boiled egg thing I learned was to push a knife through the top half and flip it off..Easy peasy?
    Secondly I learned that rather than pissing around basting a fried egg with available fat just use a spatula and flip it over..How hard is that?
    My dear wife makes excellent 'open' omelets…beaten eggs in wok add ingredients and cover..No need to piss about folding!
    Can you buy egg cups in Thailand? -I could not find any and brought some from Oz
    I use Tequila shot glasses. Just the right size.

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    I bought what were alleged egg poachers from Central in Patts. "Easy poaching" they said, with no mess. Just take the top off, crack and tip the egg into the bottom section and replace the close fitting top. Put in microwave for 1 minute as per instructions, on high. Presto!
    I am notified of the thing being cooked by an explosion with the top whizzing around the micro's innards. Tried shorter time, lower heat etc. Nothing gives a consistently cooked poached eggy. Bottom can be runny or the egg a solid stone. Beats me. But then again, I once bought a De Longhi toaster. Fool, Italians can't do toast. Still haven't lived that down with the family. Nice piece of Italian design though.

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    ^ teaspoon of water in each and puncture the yolks with a fork then 70-90 secs

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    Did that. Still got the big bang and the top flying around like a bagatelle (?).

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    inside out eggs !!

    How to cook eggs inside out

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    Yeah, Shot Glasses work well for egg cups. My Thai GF is an excellent cook. She whips up omelets super fast. She worked as a cook in various institutions and waitressed in several restaurants; but usually ended up in the kitchen, as she could cook faster and better than the regular cooks. As an omelet aficionado; I have my own special omelet pans at my Cdn House & Ski Club Lodge. Thai GF doesn't like my omelet pan. I've never been able to find a consistently good cheeses in Ban Dung or even Udon, though Robinsons has some decent cheeses. I load up when we go to Pattaya for beach time.

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