This week #Easter is just around the corner. So we are #celebrating eggs! #Eggs are an important part of #bushtukka. The types of eggs available to #Aboriginalpeople differed depending on the #environment #Emueggs was one of the sort after #traditionalfoods for the Aboriginal peoples #diet. www.cragigmuirlakehouse.com Blog.
CAMPFIRE FRITTATA A single emu egg is the rough equivalent of a dozen chicken eggs and can feed four to six people. They are much like a conventional chicken egg but a little creamier. There is no strange flavor that might be off putting to the lay consumer. The ratio of yolk to egg white is lower, so an emu egg frittata looks more pale than than a chicken egg frittata. And “why a frittata?” you might ask? While I am tempted to make one giant fried egg, cooking a frittata in a cast iron pan causes less damage to the emu shell. As the emu egg is an oddity of its own, there is no need to pull any surprise tricks with the emu egg frittata recipe. CAMPFIRE Frittata Ingredients
Hand full of chopped native leak
1 cup chopped mushrooms
6 thin strips of Kangaroo
1 emu egg
Warangal greens for garnish .
Emu eggs are thick. While there are many ways to open one, drilling a hole allows you to keep the shell. It takes patience to make a hole as opposed to chipping a large portion of the shell. Preheat oven to 425° Fry kangaroo slices in case iron pan. Let fry until kangaroo is just cooked. Remove the kangaroo. Leave the remaining juices of the kangaroo in the pan. Carefully open the emu egg. Empty emu egg contents into a bowl and mix yolk and white into a consistent liquid. (If you intend to keep the shell, rinse out the shell and let it sit, open tip down, to dry.) Drilling a hole in the egg Mixing emu egg yolk and white. Sauté leaks and mushrooms in pan. Once soft, add the kangaroo. Make sure there is some excess grease sitting on the bottom of the pan before pouring in the mixed emu egg yolk and white. This will help keep the egg yolk from baking into your pan. Quickly mix the emu egg with the leaks, mushrooms, and kangaroo for an even arrangement. Sprinkle an even layer of tasty cheese on top. Let the mix sit on the stove for 30 seconds to allow the edges to firm up then transfer the pan to the oven. Keep an eye on the frittata as it cooks in the oven. It will take between 6 and 15 minutes to cook and it would be a pity to over cook. Look for puffy eggs that jiggle slightly in the center when you gently shake the pan. Remove from oven and serve with cooked Warangal greens.