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SOLAR THERMAL => Solar Cooking (using vacuum tubes or more conventional methods) => Topic started by: Amaterasu on July 15, 2007, 11:58:59 AM



Title: Another successful EGGS periment
Post by: Amaterasu on July 15, 2007, 11:58:59 AM
Continuing along the English breakfast theme...........

For my next trick - scrambled eggs - well egg really, but you get the idea!

You will need the following items

Egg !
Milk
Seasoning to taste - I used sea salt and black pepper.
Cooking Parchment.
Broom Handle

Step 1.

Cut a square of baking parchment - I chose not to use the following alternatives.

Baco Foil - would act as insulator and probably increase cooking time
Cling film - would probably melt
Greaseproof paper - too stiff

(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg2.JPG)


Step 2.

Loosely wrap the parchment around the end of the broom handle to form tube.

(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg3.JPG)

Step 3.

Crack egg into plastic jug and season to taste.
Add a tablespoon of milk - just to make more of a meal and less likely to cook all hard and bullet like!

(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg6.JPG)

Step 4.

Introduce the parchment cooking tube into the open end of the solar tube
Do Not push too hard or the broom handle will push right through the bottom of the parchment.
Insert until there is only a small piece of parchment left on show.

(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg7.JPG)


Step 5.

Pour the egg mixture into the parchment lining.
(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg9.JPG)

As with all solar cooking it may be energy efficient but its bloomin slow.

Leave to stand in the sun for about 90 minutes.

Step 6.

Withdraw the parchment lining - and check to see if the egg is cooked.

(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg10.JPG)

Step 7.

Open parchment to reveal the fruits of your efforts.

(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg11.JPG)

Step 8.

Enjoy yet another environmentally sound meal.

(http://www.geoffwebber.co.uk/solar/egg12.JPG)


To conclude............

The egg was perfectly edible and hot!
Presentation leaves a bit to be desired - but I suspect with effort that can be improved upon.

What we need now is for Ivan to design a better shaped cooking tube so that not everything turns out long - thin and round !!


Title: Re: Another successful EGGS periment
Post by: Antman on July 15, 2007, 03:12:18 PM
I guess the flaw in all this is that there is a limited date 'window of opportunity' where you can go to work at 7am on a "solar breakfast"... plus you'd be knackered later from the early morning starts  8)

By the way Geoff - you missed the step where you obviously dipped the broom handle in HP sauce first   ;D

Antman

PS  Is that the Tesco reciept in the background where 'she who must be obeyed' made you restock the kitchen 'apres-experiments'?   ;)


Title: Re: Another successful EGGS periment
Post by: RogerT on July 15, 2007, 05:17:12 PM
An alternative to this would be coddled eggs. Our egg coddlers (small ceramic cups with a screw-on metal lid) only hold a single egg, but you could do multiples in the parchment tube.
Form the tube as you suggest and then grease the inside with butter (possibly using melted butter and a pastry brush?) and then break the egg(s) whole into the tube. A little bit of seasoning and then cook.
They're very similar to boiled eggs, but subtly different and nice.

Ciao   Rog


Title: Re: Another successful EGGS periment
Post by: goodnoisefella on July 15, 2007, 10:11:32 PM
Ham an eggs......
wrap a slice of ham round the inside of the (buttered) parchment and pour the egg in, cook as Geoffs brilliant effort, decant and slice delicately. Serve on toast.

Can anyone work out how to do a long one with a coaxial yolk?...like them industrial pork pies of my youth

Ivan, I need a tube! .........I feel a solar curry coming on

Great thread, keep 'em coming


Title: Re: Another successful EGGS periment
Post by: Mike N. on July 16, 2007, 12:16:12 AM

Can anyone work out how to do a long one with a coaxial yolk?...like them industrial pork pies of my youth


One of our ducks periodically lays an elongated egg with two elongated yolks in it. They'd fit in a tube just fine - the shell is even soft to allow a bit of tolerance in the fit. :D

Mike


Title: Re: Another successful EGGS periment
Post by: Mike N. on July 22, 2007, 10:23:31 AM

Can anyone work out how to do a long one with a coaxial yolk?...like them industrial pork pies of my youth


One of our ducks periodically lays an elongated egg with two elongated yolks in it. They'd fit in a tube just fine - the shell is even soft to allow a bit of tolerance in the fit. :D

Mike

We've been working on Lyrica, asking her to resist the urge to push for a couple of days and then pushing out a long thin double egg with a soft shell that would fit into a tube.

She's getting there, but crimped it off a bit too soon today.... :(

Mike


Title: Re: Another successful EGGS periment
Post by: Amaterasu on July 22, 2007, 11:01:25 AM
Mike
Please dont abuse any animals om my behalf...  ;)