American egg

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    • Difficulty


Appears in
What to Eat Next

By Valentine Warner

Published 2014

  • About

I have no idea why my dad referred to this as an American egg - we never got to the bottom of it. He just told me that this was what it was called when he was a child. I guess the fact that my grandmother was a formidable American lady from Maine could help with the mystery of the naming. Anyway, it always made us laugh when we made it together, because there’s quite a lot of pain involved in its preparation as the shells are peeled from the eggs while they are still hot. It’s really just a