Eggs. Such a wonderful, nutritious ingredient yet so underappreciated.
I admit that we don’t often use eggs. I occasionally make a quiche or frittata (still to find a fail-proof recipe) or use one or two in a recipe.
One of my favourite easy meals is eggs on toast – I normally just spread some avocado on toast, top with scrambled eggs, tomato, fetta, fresh basil if I have it and salt and pepper. The other day I decided to hard boil some eggs and mash them up with some mayo and dill. We didn’t have any fetta so I topped it with parmesan and it was delicious! Sort of an open egg sandwich. We had it one night as an easy dinner – I sold it to Lily by saying it was a “special” dinner and she ate it all. It’s amazing what you can get away with by labelling something “special”.
If I feel like more than just toast for breakfast I may boil a few eggs with soldiers (toast cut in to strips). Lily loves eggs with soldiers and will dip away for until all of her toast is gone but then leaves the egg leftover. I love a really, really runny egg but am always scared that I won’t cook the whites enough. To be honest, I didn’t really know how to boil an egg. I had to google it and still do whenever I make them – I always forget how long to cook them for.
So when Australian Eggs contacted me to do a giveaway I was excited to learn that they have a fun new “Boil an Egg” hotline. You simply dial 1800 800 024 and you can hear instructions for boiling eggs with a soft, medium or hard yolk. The voice is tantalising familiar – I think it’s a common voice for TV voiceover work? There’s heaps of great egg puns and the voice changes for the instructions for soft-boiled eggs to one that is probably most suitable for late-night love song dedication radio. Love it!
Prize Pack Giveaway
♥ One “Eggs Easy As” black apron
♥ One Rooster Timer (incredibly cute!)
♥ Two designer egg cups (a simple, yet beautiful design)
♥ One “How to Boil an Egg” cookbook by Rose Bakery
The cookbook may seem a little silly at first: why would you need a whole cookbook to know how to boil an egg?! Yes, Mr Monkey laughed when he saw it. But the book is great! It’s full of lots of different recipes and ideas for the humble egg; from the basic instructions for boiling, poaching, frying, scrambling to ideas for lunches and afternoon teas. I had read through almost the entire book until I realised that the pictures scattered throughout weren’t actually photos as I had thought but were actually incredibly realistic drawings! The whole book is beautifully designed and wonderfully informative.
For your chance to win this prize pack simply fill in the form below and tell me what your favourite way to use eggs is.
Terms and conditions: The Flying Drunken Monkey’s Eggs Easy As giveaway will be judged on creativity and originality. The competition opens Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 10.00am AEDST and closes on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 10.00am AEDST. One entry per person only. Australian entries only, sorry. There is 1 prize pack containing cookbook, apron, timer and egg cups to be won, worth $100 in total. The winners will be notified via email and published on this blog. Entries remain the property of The Flying Drunken Monkey and may be republished. The prizes will be sent directly to the winner by the PR company. For full competition terms and conditions, click here.
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, but I did receive a prize pack as well. All opinions are my own.