Eggs, glorious eggs!

Eggs, glorious eggs; how amazing are eggs?

They can be Boiled, Scrambled, Poached or fried,
With Soldiers, devilled or pickled or pie’d,  

Made into Quiches, omelettes, frittata or Eggy bread,
Scotch eggs, eggs Benedict…

Add salt, Spices or Sweeten, Hot or cold, Pickled, Devilled, or Beaten 

Seperate for Meringue, custard, sauces or mayonnaise, eggs, are just the best!

I didn’t eat eggs for many years, having read a story as an infant called ‘a chicken in my egg’, and from then, there was no way, I was going to chance a cute yellow chick running across my table…

Then at 26 and heavily preganant, I discovered the taste for mini scotch eggs and I was sold! I joined the egg club, the people who relished fry ups, egg and chips, and flans.. 

I still can’t do runny yolks, but a well cooked egg in a sandwich, on a salad or as an ingredient, is a staple item in my shopping bag and I cook them on most days, and when on a slimming world diet, they are free and unlimited.

According to the daily mail.

1. Worldwide, around 1.2 trillion eggs are produced for eating every year. The average person on Earth consumes 173 eggs a year.

2. Forty per cent of the world’s eggs are consumed in China.

3. The Guinness World Record for omelette making is held by Howard Helmer, who made 427 omelettes in 30 minutes.

4. The average hen lays between 250 and 270 eggs a year but some lay more than 300.

5. According to research published in 2008, male dinosaurs were sometimes responsible for sitting on eggs until they hatched.

6. “Nobody can eat 50 eggs,” (George Kennedy in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke).

7. The world record for eating hard-boiled eggs is 65 in 6min 40sec, by Sonya Thomas in 2003. She would have eaten more but they ran out of eggs.

8. This year’s World Hard-Boiled Egg Eating Championship is due to be held at Radcliff, Kentucky, on Saturday, with a prize fund of $3,000.

9. The brown or white colour of an eggshell is purely dependent on the breed of the hen.

10. “A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg,” (Life And Habit by Samuel Butler 1835-1902).



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