Thursday, 11 September 2014

The world has now gone officially completely mad...


Okay, so as any intelligent cook knows, you must pierce eggs before boiling them otherwise the air trapped in the shell will expand as the egg heats up and you'll get random trails of egg white in your water...  I've always just used an ordinary sewing pin for this for years and years and years.  Then, quite some number of years ago, I acquired this lovely little gizmo -- it's quite handy because it's got a magnet on the back so you can stick it on the fridge.  I think Dorothy might have given it to me but can't even remember, it's been that long...

So today I was piercing eggs ready to make a batch of egg, potato, and bacon mayo, and the lovely little bit of plastic broke...  Oh well, slightly sad, but not the end of the world, I'll just go back to using a sewing pin...

Then I foolishly Googled "egg piercer" and found this bit of shocking-ness -- with a built in "integral safety lock" -- so we're going to let you use the stove with a pan of water full of eggs, but we don't trust you not to prick yourself on what is not a particularly sharp pin???  Save me!  What ever happened to personal responsibility???

Off to go run with scissors...

3 comments:

John ife said...

I guess I'm not intelligent then! Two boiled eggs, in-pierced, every morning for the past year and a half and the only times egg white has escaped was when the shell had a slight crack in it.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say "hi" so you know I'm keeping an eye on the blog. Hope all's well with you and Dave.
All the best
Neil Marsh

Jessica Bwlchyrhyd said...

John -- a Google search seems to throw up the idea that fresher eggs will crack if not pierced, but older eggs (ie from supermarkets) won't, so that may explain our different experiences! Proper lengthy letter in post to you shortly...