Autumn’s Adventures


Dino Eggs
February 16, 2009, 4:29 pm
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I love grocery shopping.  I think I love it more than clothes shopping.  Seriously, I could spend hours in the grocery store, partly because I can’t make up my mind on what to buy and party because I want to examine every single item on the shelf.

I especially love grocery shopping in foreign countries because there are always such weird and random (and sometimes totally gross) things that I have to buy them and try them to see why exactly they were sold for consumption.  I love discovering new foods.

Today was probably my 3rd time this week that I have been to the grocery store.  I go frequently because I buy fresh meats and vegetables because our freezer is small and I can’t really freeze anything.  I like it this way.  I digress…

Today was a magical day of discovery at the Carrefour Supermercado.  I was walking past the egg section when there I spotted the oddest looking eggs.  Never before had they been on the shelf in my 5 months of living here.  I was taken aback. I had to get a closer look.  These eggs were a fraction of the size of chicken eggs and they were speckled black and white.  For a moment I thought that maybe they were some small dinosaur eggs but obviously this could not be the case.  On the package it read “Codorniz” so I assumed they were eggs of a Condor.  Kind of random and weird to eat Condor eggs…so I had to have them.

When I got home I looked in my dictionary and I couldn’t find the word.  WHAT THE HELL?  I looked up condor, no translation.  Turns out I was spelling the spanish word wrong while I was looking it up and I finally found out that Condoriz means “Quail”.  Not as exotic as the egg of a condor but I was still excited to try them.

I googled cooking instructions for quail eggs.  Apparently these little puppies are big in Thai food and other asian countries.  I was eager to eat them fried versus omelet style (I’ve always been a dippy egg kinda girl).

I went upstairs to experiment with my dino eggs by toasting a sliced baguette, buttering it and slapping on my mini fried eggs.  Sounds easy, right?  Not for someone as cooking impaired as myself.  I ended up not paying attention to my baguettes while they toasted, and they burned. Real bad.  Almost not edible (to those who can eat almost anything).  Definitely not edible to those who have a sensitive palette for food.

When I was looking up fried quail egg I saw a photo of the quail eggs being fried in this muffin-top-like-pan where they were all neatly distributed and perfectly round.  Too bad I don’t have a muffin-top pan.  I tried my best to make these eggs with the flattest pan I had.  Unfortunately our stove-top is not level so the eggs and their tiny little yolks all slid to one side of the pan, huddled together like penguins.   “F*CK” is what I kept repeating over and over as my baguettes burned and I tried to separate my stupid little dinos.  The egg white spread itself thin and burned instantly.  The yolks overcooked and the whole friggen project was a culinary disaster.  I ate all of it anyway, unsatisfied and disappointed in myself.

I still have some eggs left and some hope that I will solve this frying pan problem.  I’m going to the grocery store again tomorrow to look for a tiny frying pan or something that will work for these itty bitty eggs.  Wish me luck!

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I miss you!!

Comment by Lizzy

I miss you!!

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I miss you too, Lizzy-mah! Venite! (come here!)

xoxo besoooos

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I miss you too, Lizzy-mah! Venite! (come here!)

xoxo besoooos

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LITTLE BABY EGGIES!

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LITTLE BABY EGGIES!

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