The egg or the egg?

The head gardener called me over for an important photo op the other day and I think you’ll be interested too!  The hens here are very hard working and have been laying all winter.  They love to peck at an old head of cabbage that’s thrown in to them so we’re guessing that their eggs are seriously healthy and bumped up with iron and all sorts of goodness.

Hard-working Hens

One, we now find out, has been doing major overtime.  She’s taking her job double serious.  Here’s the result:

A double egg

Yes, you’re thinking correctly – this henny-penny laid 2 eggs, 1 enclosed within the other.  Doing a bit of a search, this has happened before – here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=truDCu1gYqQ.  It’s not just Roscommon but we felt pretty special about this egg.

Here’s the little one:

Inner Egg

Any insight welcome.  It seems the egg comes first!

One of the best scrambled egg I ever had was prepared by my Uncle Seamus.  I was helping him pot plants etc at his organic farm when I was a kid.  I was blown away by this simple lunch but the eggs were so soft and perfectly seasoned.

Scrambled Egg with chives

For 1

2 eggs – free range

1 tsp butter

sea salt & black pepper

1 tsp snipped chives

 

Heat the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat.  Add the salt and pepper and break the eggs directly into the saucepan.  Stir well to mix up and continue to stir while cooking – slightly undercook the eggs so they stay soft.  Stir in the chives and enjoy with toast or soft brown soda bread.  A perfect lunch!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by vickscakes on February 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    oh Sarah thats very strange looking isn’t it? i know my cousin’s hens, one of their eggs shell is really fragile, and sometimes misshapen! how Eggciting though!! hehe

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  2. Posted by Kate on February 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I was listening to Ray D’arcy the other day and he had a man on who had a double layin chick too. But he said it was like 1 in 4 million that it happened…clearly not!He had his picture in the paper too… maybe it was a slow news day or an avoid the recession news day. Still you’ve got some talented bird there.

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