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by Dhamaka

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and it was a present :(

and yes, for the person I know wll ask... there still was water in it

SaharaSB says:

oh dear ! :(

19th Nov 2006, 13:21

Dhamaka says:

what you said goes so well with your avatar!

19th Nov 2006, 13:27

SaharaSB says:


19th Nov 2006, 13:28

Euphro says:

That looks scary and dangerous and health-threatening all at the same time (as well as vaguely looking like Percy from Thomas the Tank engine). What went wrong?

19th Nov 2006, 13:41

Dhamaka says:

I like eggs cooked to the consistency of leather. I left these on a low light for about 10 minutes. There was still water in the pan so it really shouldn't have happened..

Not particularly dangerous - the extraction fan took care of the fumes, but I wonder what seepage would happen to people who normally cook with this if the plastic egg holders melt to this extent

19th Nov 2006, 13:44

mrs540air says:

OH! :-(

19th Nov 2006, 14:20

Geodyne says:

Ick....back to the old-fashioned method. methinks!

19th Nov 2006, 14:58

SweetMags says:

Yuck!! That is very sad...

19th Nov 2006, 15:07

Viv says:


19th Nov 2006, 15:46

JokerXL says:

You're supposed to boil it, not fry it!
Ha ha!
He he!
Hee hee!

19th Nov 2006, 16:08

Puddlepuff says:

Ah, you can still eat those!!

19th Nov 2006, 16:48

Sprocket says:

Oh deary me.

Back to the old fashioned method of poaching eggs in the kettle then.

19th Nov 2006, 18:39

Dhamaka says:

very funny Joker
Puff - would you like me to bring them for you to eat on Monday?
Sprocket - luckily I have other culinary implements

19th Nov 2006, 18:47

Caine says:

Oh no. I'm sorry your poacher turned out to be much less than perfect. Thankfully, there's more than one way to poach an egg! :)

19th Nov 2006, 23:37

FilbertFox says:

i thought the top one was an old fashioned pilot mask at first. think i have been working too hard

20th Nov 2006, 09:06

paintist says:

Hahaha...I think they are cooked so well they would bounce ....

20th Nov 2006, 10:29

best way to poach an egg - break the egg straight into a pan of boiling water with a good measure of vinegar in there (any vinegar will do, it doesn't affect the taste, it just holds the egg together while it cooks) - you'll see when it's cooked (takes about half the time of a poacher) and just lift it out with a slotted spoon or skimmer - it won't be perfectly round but it will be perfectly cooked!

20th Nov 2006, 23:19

Dhamaka says:

Indeed Caine...

I've poached eggs in boiling water but am not sure I'd like the smell of hot vinegar. May try it next time. But the shape in a poacher means the consistency and taste is slightly different

Paintist - that's the way I like them, it's the melted plastic that has fused to them that makes them so photogenic though

20th Nov 2006, 23:22

swamprose says:

lovely. someone else who shares' implement destruction' as part of the cooking experience. this is why we have good restaurants near where we live: )

21st Nov 2006, 12:14

Dhamaka says:

swamprose this really isn't normal.. I like cooking

22nd Nov 2006, 10:52

swamprose says:

D, for me it happens too much. And I also LOVE to cook. and eat.: )

22nd Nov 2006, 13:51

Dhamaka says:


22nd Nov 2006, 14:07