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Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gintonic, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    What is the boiling technique? on the stove heat on, off the stove after heating, off the heat after heating....?
    Timings for the perfect boiled egg?
    Method and etiquette for breaking the top off?
    What bread for the toast?
    How much toasted - dark or pale toast?
    What substance should anoint the toasted - butter, margarine, some other spread, Marmite, jam?
    What width should the soldiers be?
    What material should the egg cup be made of - will it conduct heat away from the egg and let it get cold?
    Should we add salt to the opened egg?

    I am sure there are more factors to worry about........
    TheDecameron likes this.
  2. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Which position should the lion stamp be when in the egg cup? always worried over this one.

  3. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    The correct term for a boiled egg is a chucky egg.
  4. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    And most importantly

    which way up should the egg be in the cup?

    kind regards

    Rug Doc and cutting42 like this.
  5. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    It was only a couple of days ago that I was going to ask if there was a colour changing egg timer out there that you didn't have to replace every six months or so.

    I wrote the thread but deleted it, thinking I need to get a life.
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  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I suspect it’s a parody thread.
  7. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I’m having PTSD. There are flashing images of John Major and Edwina Currie getting back to basics over the desk at 10 Downing St after the staff have left for the evening. (Eggs are perfectly safe to consume provided they’re boiled until hard).

    MikeMA and eternumviti like this.
  8. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    In our house it's a bog egg, as my daughter used to call it when she was little. Other gems have passed into the vernacular in our household...when she has cramp "I've got Frank"
    As to procedure, my wife handles that, I just complain if its hard. Butter on the toast of course.
  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    she sat in front of me at Manchester Opera house last year.
    Much smaller than she appeared on tv.
  10. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    How big was your TV?:)
    Wolfmancatsup and MikeMA like this.
  11. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    It's my butler's day off. I'll let you know tomorrow.
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  12. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

  13. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    When the egg came from Mum's larder to the pan, it was into boiling water for 3.5 mins for a perfect soft boiled egg (firm white, runny yolk).
    Now we keep eggs in the fridge, it's more like 4.5 mins for the same effect, but depends on egg size.
    Home made white crusty bread with salted butter for us.
    I used to be a crown cracker, but the Mrs, who reckons she understands proper etiket say's to slice.
    I just want it out and in my tum as soon as poss.
  14. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

  15. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Not another egg thread ! New-laid eggs need a wee bit more than older supermarket eggs, esp. if they've been in the fridge for a while. Oh yes, based upon three minutes dead or by the egg-timer.
  16. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Nothing worse than uncooked white in a boiled egg (any kind of egg for that matter)
  17. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  18. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    cos its cold
  19. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I have one.
    Fatmarley likes this.
  20. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I like soft boiled with dunking very brown toast and hard boiled egg sliced onto toast. Yum.

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