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Old 16th July 2019, 18:17
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Question Summer-set eggs.

Were Brock's the only outfit who served-up this excellent 'take' on a fried-egg and fried bread or was it just a speciality on one ship? Unfortunately I can't remember which ship/s I had them on!

I mentioned them to a neighbour, (Rob Hayward) who was, (among many outfits he sailed with), a deck-officer in BI and I assumed, because THEY were Indian crew would also serve Summer-set eggs, at breakfast, but he'd never heard of them.

I still make them for myself having had my last one this a.m. Phil

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Old 16th July 2019, 19:08
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Please tell us how they are made. I scramble three eggs for breakfast and stir in a teaspoonful of chopped anchovy. It doesn't take much.
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Old 16th July 2019, 22:11
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Always thought they were "Somerset Egg" and served as one of the options of "Egg to order" on Brocklebank ships. For the recepie just google "Eggs in a basket "
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I cannot remember them at all, with either spelling, in my time with Brock's.
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Please tell us how they are made. I scramble three eggs for breakfast and stir in a teaspoonful of chopped anchovy. It doesn't take much.
The way I do them, Robert, is to cut a hole in a slice of bread, (I use a stainless egg-cup), lightly fry one side of the slice, turn it over, break the egg, with the yoke filling the hole, spoon hot oil onto the white to 'set' it then, just before serving, I briefly turn the slice over just to 'set' any of the white which may not have cooked. Enjoy. Phil
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The way I do them, Robert, is to cut a hole in a slice of bread, (I use a stainless egg-cup), lightly fry one side of the slice, turn it over, break the egg, with the yoke filling the hole, spoon hot oil onto the white to 'set' it then, just before serving, I briefly turn the slice over just to 'set' any of the white which may not have cooked. Enjoy. Phil
Thanks Phil. A Danish lass once made me a "Pirate's Eye," which was a slice of toast with a hole at one side with the egg fried or poached in it, and the piece from the hole on the other side to represent an eye patch.

P.S. The hole was in the middle of the slice with the patch to one side on the plate.
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Old 17th July 2019, 11:16
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J&J Denholm ships had it once in a while. Made it about a month ago... just for nostalgia. The middle piece fried... baked beans, bacon. Have not done it for years. Tasty for sure, but I don't think I will do it again in case the Doctor hears about it!
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Old 17th July 2019, 11:24
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I can recall having Somerset Eggs on Masirah.
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Old 17th July 2019, 13:11
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How about 'Texas Strawberrys'

a favourite.... 'Cargo & Custard'
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The way I do them, Robert, is to cut a hole in a slice of bread, (I use a stainless egg-cup), lightly fry one side of the slice, turn it over, break the egg, with the yoke filling the hole, spoon hot oil onto the white to 'set' it then, just before serving, I briefly turn the slice over just to 'set' any of the white which may not have cooked. Enjoy. Phil
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