A friend would like me to amend the egg-boiling instructions in the kedgeree recipe from last week:
“I’d suggest you replace ‘boil for six minutes, peel, slice in half’ with ‘boil for six minutes, remove, attempt to peel, burn fingers, swear a great deal, drop egg on floor, retrieve squashed egg, attempt to remove shell with oven gloves on, give up, place egg in freezer, wait, remove, remove shell from frozen egg, place egg in microwave, heat, slice previously frozen egg in half, look at sorry mess and give up. ‘ “
Those having similar problems with their eggs should try peeling the egg under a running cold tap. Mr Weasel tells me that this is a piece of perfectly obvious information he too had never come across, and would like to point out that had I told him this ten years ago our relationship would be punctuated with far fewer fragments of eggshell.