Saturday, June 02, 2007

¡Qué huevos!

Our breakfast this morning was a little adventurous. I stopped by Whole Foods last week, and while I was there, I couldn't resist the temptation to purchase one very large ostrich egg. Whole Foods is incredible! In just their egg section, they have free range chickens (eggs varying from brown, to speckled, even to green), ducks, quail, and yes, ostrich.

One ostrich egg costs $19.99, so it was a bit of a splurge, but I knew the boys would get a kick out of it.

This morning, Luke was particularly interested in helping make breakfast, so he and I cracked the egg and scrambled it up. Cracking an ostrich egg requires a mallet (as we discovered) since the shell is almost a full eighth of an inch thick. (The eggshell itself is as big as Luke's head!)

The egg was quite delicious. How'd it taste? Pretty much like a regular egg, but it had a creamy texture and was much more fluffy. With the single egg we had, I scrambled up half of the egg, poured the other half in a freezer bag. Half of the egg easily served three, so I guess a whole ostrich egg serves six. That is one BIG egg!


Adolfo said...

LOL! wow! That's a huevo! I like Eddie's shirt with the two huevos!- Enjoy your weekend! I can't wait to see the Cuban party's pics :-)

Adolfo said...

by the way, the first picture is very cute/funny. Keep up the good times!

Barry said...

Cool Egg. Did you have to ask for this time or was it out?

Scott said...

Barry: The egg was already out on the rack at the store this time... that's why I bought it. It was just sittin' there lookin' at me saying, "Buy me!"

George Walks said...

Man, that's impressive! I hope it was free-range!

How was the taste?

Scott said...

The egg was delicious!

JamesF said...

At first I thought this was deja vu, but the last egg that got this kind of coverage was just a goose egg.

Just for a little more qualification, how many normal eggs would it take to feed three people at your house?

Scott said...

Just for a little more qualification, how many normal eggs would it take to feed three people at your house?

Two eggs each. Figure the ostrich egg equals about 12 large chicken eggs.

gaz said...


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