How to spot an uncooked egg.

imageI was cooking some eggs today and realised that I had binned the old
6-pack tray, so I had to put the cooked eggs (after they had cooled down) in with the uncooked eggs.
An easy way to recognise the cooked ones, would be to mark each egg (using a pencil) with a X on the top.

But you don’t really have to do that.

In case you did not marked the eggs, just take any egg and
spin it on your worktop, the egg that spins freely is a cooked egg.

Why do the uncooked egg spin so sluggishly?
That’s because of the yolk and white is laying loose inside the shell.

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Spinach Omelette with Fried (Finger) Soldiers

I really fancied something substantial that didn’t take hours to make. I happen to have some spinach and a little pack of pancetta. So here is a delicious spinach omelette with onions, pancetta and fried soldiers.

Preparation and cooking time 5-10 minutes

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Step 1: Fry the pancetta and onion; when blanched add the spinach, lower the heat and leave until the spinach is wilted.

Step2: Mix 1-2 eggs with a little water (half an eggshell of water), salt, pepper and whatever flavour you want. Pour this mixture over the fried onions, pancetta & spinach. Cover with lid and fry on low heat for another minute

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Step3: While Step2 is finishing, heat another frying pan, butter the bread and place buttered side down in the frying pan, when the first side is nearly done (approx. 1 minute) butter the other side and turn the bread over.

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Step4: Cut the fried bread into finger soldiers and serve with the omelette.

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