How to cook an ostrich egg

frying an ostrich egg
frying an ostrich egg

Ostrich eggs are not so wide spread like chicken. The question is how to cook an ostrich egg. Here is a small instruction:

Boiling ostrich eggs. Begin by placing the ostrich egg in a large pot of cold water. Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Boil the egg for 45 minutes for a soft-boiled egg, or between 1-1.5 hours for a hard-boiled egg.

Frying or scrambling ostrich eggs. If desired, you can speed up the cooking process by drilling two holes in the egg and mixing its contents through them with a knitting needle. Pour the contents into a bowl or frying pan. To prepare ostrich eggs, two popular methods are frying or scrambling. To ensure that the eggs don’t stick, coat the pan with a non-stick spray or a layer of olive oil. Cook the eggs for approximately 20 to 30 minutes until they are fully cooked.

Ostrich eggs nutrition facts

  1. Calories for 100 g. – 118 ksal., protein – 12 g., fat – 11 g., carbohydrates – 0 g.
  2. An ostrich egg weighs approximately 1600 grams and contains roughly 1000 grams of whites and 320 grams of yolk.

Other Interesting Facts About Ostrich Eggs

  1. Ostrich eggs have a unique property of floating when cooked, thanks to the presence of a cavity inside.
  2. To boil an ostrich egg, you will need a pot that is at least 5 liters in size.
  3. One ostrich egg can make enough scrambled eggs to feed up to 10 people.
  4. Although ostrich eggs are larger and more expensive than chicken eggs, the taste difference is not significant enough to justify the added cost of 30 $.
  5. Ostrich eggs are the largest eggs in the world, with a diameter of 20 centimeters and a weight of 1.5-2 kg.
  6. Decorating ostrich eggs for Easter has become a popular trend.
  7. A raw, opened ostrich egg has a shelf life of 2-3 days if you want to cook it partially.
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