Day 5 – E stands for Eggs
“I HAVE MET A LOT OF HARD BOILED EGGS IN MY TIME,
BUT YOU’RE TWENTY MINUTES”
In Swedish egg – is spelled ÄGG, but pronounced the same way.
A perfect egg – for me is what I call “a daffodil egg” – 9 min’s into boiling, the egg goes in when the water boils. Very picky about my eggs – and it wasn’t difficult for my chef’s to get it right. There is nothing worst then those green eggs with a black rim around the yolk that so many serve – especially in take away salads. Call that type of egg – Easter Egg. Too many of them around in the catering.
Personal I eat raw egg yolks with “Pytt-i-Panna” – one of our traditional dishes where others eat it with fried egg .. with the Swedish caviar, “Löjrom” and I mix raw egg yolks with Gorgonzola cheese and finely chopped red onion then spread it on a slice of rye bread. Something I learned to enjoy while living in Denmark.
In UK are restaurant not allowed to serve raw egg yolks.
And I enjoy VERY much an American Egg Salad Sandwich – with mustard, finely chopped celery and carrots in the mix. Don’t like the British. Sorry !!! Still the sandwich on the picture looks good enough to eat.In 2009 – 300 prisoners went down with food poisoning – at UK’s biggest prison, Wandsworth, they claimed £500.000/€604 546 /$795 100 in compensation for bad egg mayonnaise sandwiches.
1993 – 2 midwives got food poisoning from egg mayonnaise sandwiches at Manchester Airport, UK, was awarded £183.500/€221 868./$ 291 801 each, the sandwiches had salmonella. Amazing at only 2 people got sick from a big batch of sandwiches.
In Sweden you’re not allowed to go back to work (in catering) – after being on holiday abroad without leaving a stool samples and get a negative result, so that means you have to be back 4 days at least before you start working. If you don’t follow the regulations and infect food – you have to take the rapping all by yourself and that can cost you some serious money. The employer should by law provide free envelops with the test kit for all their staff, not too sure that happens – Stena Line did and that started over 20 years ago.
Egg are supposedly good for the male sex drive too – they are very high on cholesterol and that is what create developing embryo for sex hormones. So as a man – please rest assured that eating too many eggs will not get you into the hospital, but helps you claim back your manhood instead.
And so we have the “EGG” card in UK, created by Citibank and launched 1998 and caused controversy in 2008, when it cancelled the accounts of more than 150,000 customers with only 35 days’ notice. Glad I kept my AMEX!
HAPPY EASTER – GLAD PÅSK!!!!!
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