This morning I went outside to collect the first egg of the day (our hens lay three a day and they seem to keep to the same schedul-early morning, late morning, mid afternoon.) I was shocked and kind of grossed out by the egg I found in the nest. It was gigantic and the shell was all ripply across the middle and the tip. When I was a kid I recall a few eggs with soft shells (not enough calcium), but had never seen anything like this. Yesterday morning there was no early morning egg, so we surmised that perhaps this was a two yolker and cracked it open. Sure enough–two yolks.
Here’s the egg:
(hmmm, I realize this photo also gives a little window onto the mess that is my kitchen counter!)
And here’s a picture of it next to one of the regular eggs. Mammoth, isn’t it?
And here it is cracked open:
Speaking of giant eggs, we’ve been enjoying reading all the Schott’s Miscellany books recently and read in one about a “Monster Egg.” Simply it is a dozen egg yolks mixed together and put into a thin skin of some sort (like a sausage casing) and boiled. Then, the dozen white also mixed together and put into something with the now boiled yolk in its middle. Boil the whole thing and then you have a Monster Egg. Now, who cool would it be to have a Monster Deviled Egg and serve it along with a Bacon Explosion for Easter? I tell you, I am dying to try a slice of the Bacon Explosion.
As a postscript, I cooked the double yolk egg for Clark and Tabitha’s lunch (his request) and they ate the whole thing and loved it. I think it is not coincidental that Clark grew to like eggs after we started getting our own.