Boiled Eggs & Soldiers.

Saturday 13th August 2011

They both looked as pleased as punch as they walked in the door with outstretched arms & grins on their faces.

“Look Dad, we just got them out of the coup.”

In their cupped hands they were holding eggs. Freshly laid, free-range brown eggs, 3 a piece.

This is all new to me. I’ve been banging on at my mum to get chickens in her garden for years to no avail. But finally now I was going to get the opportunity to experience chicken husbandry first hand. The family, whose house we are staying in, has 3 chickens & 1 cockerel, that wakes us with his cock-a-doodle-do every morning.

“Eggs for breakfast!” I declare. “How would you like your eggs Zeph?”

“Dippy with soldiers.” He told me.

I timed the eggs for exactly 3 minutes, then fished them out & left them on the plates. Unfortunately the residual heat continued to cook them and so we ended up with hard boiled yolks. 😦

No worries, there’s plenty more where they came from. In fact, Zephy went back later and found 3 more. 🙂


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4 Responses to Boiled Eggs & Soldiers.

  1. Stef says:

    I heard of eggs and ‘soldiers’ for the first time not even two months ago, by a fellow blogger (well, one of her commentors, actually):

    Two weeks later (if that), I saw ANOTHER blog that had a reference to egg cups:

    And now here you are, a month later, talking about dippy eggs and soldiers yet again.

    I wonder what I should have for dinner sometime soon? 😉

  2. rutheh says:

    Like the photo very much!

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