When was the last time you had a boiled egg, or more to the point when did you last appreciate a simple boiled egg?
If like me you tweet a bit or use Instagram you regularly get treated to all kinds breakfast extravaganza each weekend, be it eggs Benedict on sour dough bread with west Cork bacon, a side of organic mushrooms from places like the amazing Liberty Grill in Cork or the home of the middle classes Avoca all washed down with fair trade coffee of course.
These days we are regularly spoiled for choice when it comes to amazing food, but with all this indulgence are we missing out one something? When was the last time you sat down and had enjoyed the simplicity that is a boiled egg?
Be it a hard or soft boiled (who in their right mind prefers hard boiled eggs?), when served with a little bit of salt and a twist of black pepper and a side of toast covered in real butter it truly is the food of kings and peasants alike.
Why not treat yourself to a bit of retro awesomeness this weekend and get have a boiled egg for breakfast. I think it’s fair to say that not all eggs are created equally, we have all heard of the battery chicken horror stories. When we go to the super markets we are confronted with a barrage of options be is free range, organic, farm fresh ,etc. They all have their pros and cons and at some stage I’ve bought every kind.
To be perfectly honest I don’t really think I can taste the difference between free range and non free range from the super market. When it comes to experiencing egg perfection for me the one thing that really matters is freshness, often when you buy eggs in the shop are up to a week old when first put on the shelf. If you can get to someone who keeps hens or a farmers market when you can get eggs that are only a day or two old you will be in for a treat.
It’s hard to put into words exactly what the difference is but trust me even to the most rustic of pallets like my own the difference staggering.
Go on give it a go!