Monday, November 28, 2011

Anyone for scramblers.....!!

It's been a while since I've been to the Fremantle markets, and I'd forgotten how much fun it is and how unusual and diverse the products available are..I must admit I almost did a 'double take' when I saw these babies sitting alongside the cartons of free range chicken eggs WHAT THE!!!! I'm not sure if this is something available at a local market near you, but I found them fascinating. Heavy, between 3 to 5 lb, apparently lower in cholesterol than chicken eggs with the equivalent content to make enough scrambled egg for 10 serves. When used in baking they are fluffier and sweeter than chicken eggs, not that I EVER intend to find out, there's something about them that would make me a little nervous to crack one open incase there was a bit more in there than  I'd bargained for!! The shell is so hard and quite difficult to crack but there must be a way to do it without causing too much damage  because they use the shells to make all sorts of 'arty' goods. All this for $8 a pop, would you buy (and eat) one.....? Have a 'cracking' good start to the new week.....

31 comments:

  1. en effet on trouve pas cela pret de chez moi ;)) impressionnant

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  2. Wow! Pretty interesting Grace. I had never seen one.

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  3. How impressive a size. Must have been a huge animal. Nothing alike over here, I guess.

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  4. No. I try not to think about eggs when I eat them. Any variation from a normal egg would have me thinking about where it came from, how it was raised etc etc, although I expect farmed ostriches aren't in sheds.

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  5. Now that is a BIG egg! Amazing! I'd be curious to try one, but maybe I'm saying that because there's probably no chance I'll ever see one!

    Sylvia

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  6. I'd try one but would have to invite a whole group of friends over to finish it off - that's huge!

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  7. I'd give it a try but only with the help of a few friends. And, I have to admit, I'd be a little nervous about it. I've never seen these for sale anywhere but, there is a huge ostrich ranch between Phoenix and Tucson. I've just never stopped to check it out.

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  8. What a great find. It would be fun to see at market. We saw a show recently where they used them for cooking. They used an electric drill to get the egg out then sold the intact shell to an artist.

    Great capture.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  9. ostrich?

    I....speechless. In a good way :-)


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  10. Not too many ostriches or ostrich eggs in English markets! Can't imagine how you crack them or start beating them with a fork!

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  11. Scrambled eggs for 10! Hope you bought some.

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  12. I've had ostrich eggs before and loved them. I believe we had a huge omelette!

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  13. Am not sure about the morality of egg production personally but a great post anyway! Have a cracking good week yourself Grace

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  14. I have one at home, but mine comes from Africa.I did not eat the inside. I'd like to try, because I like to try new things, but on the other side, I'd be side about the baby ostrich.I'm a bit too sensitive maybe.

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  15. ostrich eggs...nope, not at any of the farmer's markets here.

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  16. Is that $8- for one egg!! I'm like you Grace - thinking what might be inside!

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  17. There was a time when we had some ostrich farms around here, but I never saw the eggs at the market!

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  18. What an omelet that would make!

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  19. Wow -- those are extra, extra, extra large eggs! Who makes scrambled eggs for ten people?! Btw, your insight into gas prices in Australia was very interesting. I had no idea prices were that much cheaper there.

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  20. Amazing. Will have to go to the markets when next down that way just to have a look. Not sure that they would be to my taste though. Have a wonderful week Grace.

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  21. haha! c'est tres gros! ^0^
    i haven't tried eating them, have you?
    do they taste like normal eggs?
    and for a scramble egg that serves 10?!wow!
    it would be interesting to give it a try, but
    if only we have it here...

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  22. Ironic you posted this .. yesterday ToonMan went to a different from usual market and returned to tell me eggs - jumbo white eggs - were $5.50 a dozen and the brown were more .. now I have no idea how much anything costs, if I need it/want it I buy it .. but I asked how much at 'our' market? He said they'd gone up to $2.75 and he thought that was way too high .. I wonder if he'd like an Ostrich egg .. seems like a good price for breakfast for 10..

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  23. Il serait intéressant, avec tous tes amis du blog de comparer comment chacun prépare les oeufs!....

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  24. Haven't ever eaten but have heard they are delicious. I do own a beautiful painted, glazed ostrich egg shell though....

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  25. Are those ostrich eggs or something? I don't really care for eggs, so I doubt I would buy one of these. But I have to admit my curiosity is piqued! Maybe my husband would have to try one. ;)

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  26. The fusion omelet, that was melted cheese on the surface and with bread crumbs and egg stacking up to that cheese on top ... really not my liking ! but I try everything besides my favorite smoke salmon sandwich !!! ... for morning breakfast !

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