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Egg Boiling
Thu 28-Jul-16
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As I don't eat bread anymore, but love soft boiled eggs, I use asparagus spears (quickly fried in a bit of butter, or grilled) as dippers.  When I did eat bread, it was wholemeal or granary toast soldiers.  If I haven't been shopping and have no asparagus, then I just eat the egg with a spoon and sprinkle of salt/pepper.

Another idea for egg....when I've made bubble and squeak with whatever veg we have leftover, I sometimes make hollows in the mix in the pan and drop in some eggs, then put the lid on and leave to cook for a few minutes.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Thu 28-Jul-16
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I eat soft boiled with a spoon, salted and peppered.  I like the idea of your B & S.

I'll try that again!

Thu 28-Jul-16
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Mmm, love bubble and squeak anyway, but topped with a lovely egg ... yum!

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Fri 29-Jul-16
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I agree.

I'll try that again!

Fri 29-Jul-16
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What do you use for B&S? I use pots and sprouts.

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I use literally whatever leftover veg we have to hand.  If I've cooked too much veg, even if there's only a tiny portion left, I freeze it.  I pull it all out and defrost it when there's enough to make a panful of the B&S.  Potatoes cooked whichever way (roast, boiled, mashed) and/or sweet potatoes help to hold everything together.  I chop or mash everything up - carrots, any kind of greens or red cabbage, courgettes, aubergine, mushrooms - anything.  It all tastes good fried up.  Especially with an egg, brown sauce and maybe a sausage or two.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Fri 29-Jul-16
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Yesterday I had two boiled eggs. Tesco, large, free range, in date, never been in the fridge. Pierced the fat end, then boiled for precisely five minutes, and then cooled under the cold tap so I don't hurt my fingers peeling the first one.  They turned out perfect.

What I can guarantee is that was a fluke, and repeating everything would not get the same result.

Eggs are unpredictable. It's a wonder that we perfectionists still persist in believing that there is a secret formula that we can crack!

Never mind, at least I don't have to eat them under the ever-watchful eye of the Paterfamilias. I wasn't that keen on bread. I ate my egg, and said

"Please can I leave my bread and butter."

"Of course not. Egg is much too rich, you need the bread. You can't eat an egg without Bread!"

"But I just did."

I used to ask for trouble.

In West Cornwall, bread and butter was served with tinned peaches - I have been asked in all seriousness "Don't you find them a bit rich, on their own?"

Fri 29-Jul-16
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Bread and butter with everything in Wales when I was a child, tinned fruit covered in evaporated milk and a slice of bread and butter, ice cream too but no-one ever said anything about it being too rich.  Funny ideas the old folk had!

I'll try that again!

Fri 29-Jul-16
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Think about those film clips they show  with scenes of the fifties family sitting down to dinner. Everyone had a side plate with a slice of bread and butter. It was obligatory and if your parents were really indulgent you could use the bread to mop up the last bits of gravy - I never fancied doing that, but a lot of people did.

Of course in West Cornwall, there was not so much evaporated milk (Carnation, from contented cows so it got christened Contented Milk, not to be confused with condensed milk) there was the possibility of clotted cream. Mum used to make it at home. No chance of doing that nowadays, since it is pretty much all homogenised.

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We used to have bread and butter with practically every meal when I was a child.  When I asked Mum some years later why that was, she said it was because it was a cheap way of helping to fill us up.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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I thought it was only us that had Bread and Butter with Jelly and Fruit, and yes, T A, we had the Evaporated Milk over everything, too.  Took me Years as an Adult to eat even a bit of Fruit without Bread and Butter, had to wean myself off it, and never gave it to my own Children.

Sat 30-Jul-16
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Peeling the egg? that must be hard boiled not dippy. My egg is unpierced straight from the saucepan into the egg cup pointy side up then decapitated by knife, That's when I find the watery white on top of the yolk .

On a lighter note, I prepare meals from scratch for economy and health reasons, last night I fancied a chicken curry so searched for a recipe to match my spice collection.
Finding a basic easy cook instruction I prepared the ingredients. 

1.Butter and oil to fry onions
2.Add flour, curry powder, mixed spices, paprika, chilli powder .
3.Add chicken stock and tomato puree.
4.Add cooked chicken and simmer for 30 minutes.

The aroma was fantastic and the colour was right too so I did the taste test, at first beautiful......then the heat kicked in and intensified. I know that adding dairy produce can reduce the heat of a curry so I added milk but still the hidden kick was evident and once eaten, SWMBO consumed TWO Magnum ice creams.

Checking my recipe with spectacles on, it seems I had misread tsp (spices measure) for tbsp (curry powder measure).
I still have another two servings in the freezer and wonder if adding coconut milk and yoghurt would work. 

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Sat 30-Jul-16
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Am sure both would help. Bob.

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Agree with Tina, but I guess Bobby, you may be the only one eating them! big_laugh

I have to confess that years ago, I did the same with chili powder, everyone at the table was sweating, and gallons of fluids consumed too. We laugh about it now, but back then ...

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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Back to the eggs....cracked it...no pun intended.
Forget boiling, its poached in the frying pan from now on, faster and much more controllable. The egg and toast are ready at the same time. 

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