An Egg, Zero Carbs and No Sugar!

Wow.….when is an egg, not an egg??? Or how many ways can you eat/cook an egg???

Well in response to The Dail Post prompt

Eggs are probably one of the most versatile and eaten foods around the world.

Chinese and Egyptian records as far back as 1400 BC mention the egg and in 3200 BC records, they talk of domesticated fowls and eggs. Worldwide there are nearly 2oo breeds and a variety of chooks.

Eggs are big business.

So let us have a look at whose eggs we favour...Turkey eggs used to be a staple in North America and were also part and parcel of Olde worlde cuisine particularly in England. The well-known American restaurant Delmonico’s served Turkey egg omelettes well into the late 19th century.

It was also believed by many chefs that turkeys eggs made the best sauces….They are not commonly found now as they are very expensive. Turkeys are not as prolific egg layers as the Chook and it’s not cost-effective although I guess maybe still eaten in some homes where they have a resident turkey or two.

Which is us now as we are the proud parents of a few turkeys…If you can’t buy one for Christmas here then we decided to grow our own and how they have grown and my boys are beauties….

  Doesn’t he look handsome? This time next year if he does his job then we should have many turkeys….We also have a resident Chook who has decided that it’s nicer living with the turkeys and if we try to put her outside she just cries and carries on and has really convinced herself she is a turkey and even makes turkey noises so that could be interesting if she lays eggs.

Here in Thailand eggs come in many guises and colours and are found on most street corners in one form or another.

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Cooked and injected with seasoning they are very popular.

My favourites are these little quail eggs, fried and sprinkled with fish sauce a lovely snack.

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The famous Khai Khao egg which is a developing duck/chicken embryo boiled and eaten from the shell. Is also widely eaten here… The embryo is well-developed and recognisable and eaten by men as they believe it increases their sexual stamina and ladies especially pregnant ladies because of the high-value nutrients they contain. It is however very controversial due to religious, animal welfare and human health concerns. It is definitely one I could not eat and I try most things but I could not eat that.

The preserved century eggs…Khai Yiao ma which translates as “Horse urine eggs” because of their urine like smell is another no, no for me…I will stick to my little quail’s eggs.

The ” Soy eggs” are ok and quite nice tasting if you like soy and often sold with crispy pork.

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The mottled tea egg is another egg which is cooked in tea and then the shell is cracked and it is cooked again in tea and spices, this is how it gets its marbled look. Also very popular here.

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I like my eggs well cooked, the least hint of any uncooked white is another no, no for me…I definitely could not take a drink of something like a Prairie Oyster which is said to be the mother of all cures for a hangover. Yet another use for the versatile egg.

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It consists of Raw egg mixed with Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, vinegar, hot sauce and salt and ground pepper. Downed in one!

I hope you enjoyed my little foray into the world of eggs. How do you like your eggs????

I can also now be found over on Orienthailiving which is my new blog so please pop over and have a look…

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All photos are taken by myself( Carol) or are from Pixabay and FREE to use.

 

26 thoughts on “An Egg, Zero Carbs and No Sugar!

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  2. Kyla Matton Osborne

    When we first moved here almost 5 years ago, we discovered duck eggs at the farmer’s market. I don’t buy them often, but I think they are even better than chicken eggs. I have not yet tried a turkey egg, nor do I know of any farmers here who sell them. I would certainly be interested in tasting them, though.

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    1. Carol Post author

      I am waiting to try one…I should get some soon my babies are grown up so we are watching for some eggs…I will let you know…Turkeys don’t lay so many eggs as chooks hence why they are not produced commercially they are very social birds and like being spoken to and interacted with so would not survive in that sort of environment …luckily I say.

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    1. Carol Post author

      Yes, it Suzanne and you are correct we always see more different types available here even fresh eggs all different colours..which I don’t recall seeing back in the Uk

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      1. D. Wallace Peach

        The difference between fresh and store-bought is quite remarkable. We’ve thought of getting our own chickens, but everyone around here is trying to unload eggs, so we’re lucky. All the goodness, none of the fuss. 🙂

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    1. Carol Post author

      I may try one at some point Brigid but I want little baby turkeys first and yes I could not eat the others I eat many things I have never tried before since living here they are not one of them x

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