After much deliberation about what to make with my ostrich egg, I decided that because I had never tasted one and also because I had read that the flavour is “wilder” than hens eggs, I would just make a simple scrambled egg. I did not want to include other ingredients in case I ended up not liking the taste and would need to discard the entire dish.
With the help of my parents who were visiting for a few days (dad – driller and taster, mom – photographer and advisor) we set about preparing the egg.
First you need to drill quite a large hole in the bottom of the egg (I chose to only make one hole to preserve the shell as completely as possible)
We did make the hole a little larger than pictured above, I then inserted a spike to break and mix up the yolk and egg white inside the shell. All that was left was to shake out the contents (without messing – I got egg all over myself 🙂 )
The egg contents filled a medium-sized mixing bowl – that’s a lot of egg!
and a quick mix and scramble
My dad and I had a taste – and I must say that I did not notice a “wild” flavour at all. It tasted just like ordinary scrambled egg. Needless to say we had way too much egg so Cleo got a few portions with her meals and the wild birds got to taste quite a bit too. Next time I get an ostrich egg I will definitely make a few Quiche to freeze.
- An egg (ceptional) gift (slowvelder.wordpress.com)