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    Stinky
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    Cold after work and somewhat hungry, I ask SM what she would like for supper.
    Simple comfort food is the reply.
    Soft boiled eggs and toasted soldiers is what she wants.
    I can cook.
    I CAN cook.
    I do all the cooking, always have done.
    But God Almighty when she asks for a supper(or tea up North) such as this, my heart sinks.
    A roast, simples!
    Curries, grills, omelettes, seafood or pasta dishes.
    ’tis a comfort zone.
    Home baked bread and pizzas.
    Pies, meat or fruit, NO PROBLEM.
    Boiled eggs.
    My Nemesis.
    I have listened to everybody.
    They are all liars.
    Nothing is consistent.
    Timing to the second, a saucepan hovered over.
    All consuming attention.
    And it will be too runny, rock hard or just perfect.
    I just do not get given the right to choose which.

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    Better than poached.

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    #453303

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    “The hundred folds in a chef’s toque (that tall, pleated hat) represent the hundred ways to cook an egg.”

    You will have yours soon :rose:

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    Egg and chips!  Have it rarely but love it!  🍳🍟

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    Very difficult, Stinky, also depends on the size of the egg!

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    That’s true !   🥚

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    How many minutes for an Ostrich egg? :wacko:

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    Since my bowel op boiled eggs make me feel gippy. Put them in cold water bring to the boil and take out after 2 minutes. This is for a medium sized egg.

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    I’m sure Delia would know…..  but I can understand because if I want a boiled egg with toast it has to be runny , if I want an omelette it has to be just on the point, like a rare steak, a fried egg, crinkled around the edge . So good luck Stinks, I’m sure it will be perfect !

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    I always bring water to boil lower eggs in slowly, as soon as back to boil time for 4 minutes, remove immediately put in egg cup & bash it’s head with the spoon (medium egg) works for me   :unsure:

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    #453382

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    Yet again, an excellently crafted piece of writing, Stinky, I only hope your eggs turned out the same.

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    Don’t worry, Stinky, you’ll crack it! ;-)

    At least you only have  to cook them, imagine if you had to lay them as well!  :negative:

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    An egg is a meal in the making

    Depending on the method you’re taking

    Soft boiled with soldiers can be a delight

    Though the timing is essential to get it just right

    An omelette is fun if you throw in some flavour

    Herbs and some cheese makes a good taste to savour

    And then there is fried, crisp edges, soft yolk

    With some chips and baked beans, no kidding, no joke!

    Of course you can poach it but that takes some skill

    Too long in the water and it looks like road kill!

    Hard-boiled gives a choice of how you can eat

    Cold with a salad, or curry you can’t beat

    So thanks to the hen who gave us this treasure

    The goodness and choices are way beyond measure

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    #453469

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    Nice one Fruity!

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    This  has just made me want to go and make soft boiled eggs with toast for my lunch. Thanks stinks. BTW, how did it pan out?

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    Bon appétit Gleaner!

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    #453473

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    Both eggs currently being used as doorstops.

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    Just so long as they aren’t backstops  ;-)

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    Excellent Gleaner very topical!

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    #453520

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    Good one Gleaner!

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    Sausage and eggs are a nice combination! :whistle:

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    Good luck with that one tigre!  ;-)

     

     

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    Dratted things are a nightmare to get right. I simmer them for 2 minutes then turn the heat off, cover with a lid and leave them for another 3 for a medium egg.

    The phrase ‘can’t even boil an egg’ meaning someone can’t cook always makes me laugh – obviously invented by someone who’s never tried to soft boil an egg….

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    Fruitcake, I’ve now given up completely on ever seeing my sausage again, I won’t mention it again! :cry: and an Ostrich egg needs to be boiled for two hours.

     

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    It’s  still cooking, Dammit T, have patience…….

     

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    I just put the egg in the microwave and give it 10 minutes. When it explodes it is ready! :good:

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    It’s all too late, Stinky, I’m shattered,  bereft, finding every day tasks almost impossible, constantly bursting in to tears, can’t hold down a job anymore, my marriage is under a lot of strain! OK, then, I’ll wait a while longer. :good:

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    #453864

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    Well, it is rather a big sausage.

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    Fruitcake, I’ve now given up completely on ever seeing my sausage again, I won’t mention it again! :cry: and an Ostrich egg needs to be boiled for two hours.

    when you look at the height of the ostrich I can’t help but think thé only option would be scrambled  :yes:

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