Eggs, eggs, eggs

I failed with my Easter eggs attempt. 🙂 I guess I cannot do a rush job when colouring eggs. It was early morning and I was rushing for my church service. So, I did a quick boil and dump the eggs into different food dyes. They turned out very ugly. So ugly that none of my children wanted to eat them. Hahaha. In the end, I peeled all the 10 eggs and put them in my soya sauce stew. They walloped them.

Since I am on the subject of eggs, let me share a few pics. My mom forbade us to eat boiled eggs that had been left overnight. If you notice, eggs turn greenish if left overnight due to some chemical reaction. My mom said that eating overnight eggs can give one ‘big testicles’ (hernia). 🙂

I am a sucker for ‘modified’ eggs like those Omega 3 and stuffs. I notice that they are certainly much more orangey than the regular ones. It costs just a few cents more and after all, we do not consume that many eggs in a month. So, I always buy the most expensive eggs I can find on the supermarket shelves. There are ‘firstborn eggs’, ‘sandy eggs’ and all kind of marketing ploy to sell eggs. I buy them all!

My mom also told me that new eggs are not suitable for hardboiling. Therefore, if you want perfect, smooth hardboiled eggs, buy the cheaper variety because they seem to be less ‘new’ than those branded ones. Otherwise, you will end up with pockmarks peeled eggs.

BTW, do you know that you can get double yolk eggs from the egg sellers in the wet markets (in Bayan Baru)? They have double yolk eggs and are sold at a different price. If I get them, I will post the photo. Who knows, eating them will give you twins. 🙂

That concludes my egg-stra egg-xaggerate egg-straordinary post.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

6 thoughts on “Eggs, eggs, eggs

    boo_licious

    (April 18, 2006 - 11:13 pm)

    Yup, you can get double egg yolks if you buy the biggest sized eggs. Always end up with those from my egg seller esp when I make chiffon cake as he picks the biggest ones for me.

    maR

    (April 19, 2006 - 1:11 am)

    Wahhhh I like the color lah kak lilian…

    babe_kl

    (April 19, 2006 - 4:49 pm)

    did u add some white vinegar to the colouring? the vinegar will make the colour stick onto the egg evenly and it gives a bit of gloss too. try it.

    SkyJuice7

    (April 19, 2006 - 6:25 pm)

    I like the last shot. My sister was excited when she saw the double egg yolks the other day (my mum buys the double A quality eggs from the local egg seller for own consumption and (home) bakery for sale).

    Lilian

    (April 20, 2006 - 2:44 pm)

    sky – Hahaha, that’s double cholesterol!

    babe – I ran out of white vinegar and used apple cider vinegar. It didn’t remove the waxy layer so the colours didn’t blend well.

    maR – macam alien eggs LOL

    boo – Over here, they sorted out the twin yolks and one can buy them separately.

    Sherene

    (April 21, 2006 - 11:57 am)

    COlor eggs.. aren’t they fun to do? We did our easter egg dye-ing a couple of weeks earlier… but instead of soy-sauce stew.. we made egg salad and deviled eggs from them! I think you had the better idea.. with the “tau euw” stew!!

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