Hard Boiled Eggs

Submitted: Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:39
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OK all of you camp cook officiandos, here is a curly question for you to ponder.

Hard boiled eggs! how long do you think they will last, (before causing some tummy upsets), if kept in the trusty Engel on a trip?

I lovethe damn things and am starting to plan my menu for a Simpson Desert crossing in May/June of this year, and am wondering if anybody has any experience/info etc etc.

Not a matter of life and death obviously, but from my point of view an interesting question. And yes I have given some thought to chasing down the emus for fresh eggs, but I have concluded I am not that fast or that clever.

Thanks and cheers

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Reply By: Woobla (WA) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:55

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:55
G'day Paul,
I dont know for sure but I recon they wont last long before your passengers throw them out to stop you eating them....could be a windy trip. Bon Apetite. LOL
Jeff
I recon at least a week at 2-4deg, probably more if you vacuum seal them, but after that you will have to let your nose do its job. That is if there are any left.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:00

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:00
I rekkon they're on par with baked beans...but the beans can last a very long time...whichever way you look at it :))
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Reply By: normc - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:04

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:04
Well fresh (raw) eggs keep at least 3 weeks if kept in fridge. I can only assume cooked ones will last longer as long as you leave them in the shells until ready to eat. Most people ask how far between fuel availability. I guess you could do the same thing with eggs?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:08

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:08
Why not boil them as required?

Reuse the water each time, you wont need much more water to top it up each time..
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:04

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:04
Yeah rather than dive into the ridgy when your a bit peckish, pull over un pack the cooking gear connect the gass unharness the water fill the billy boil the water chuck in your egg and hey presto in a matter of 10-20 mins you've got your egg, then chuck it in the fridge and by the time you've packed every thing away again it just may be ready to eat!..Struth I hope you don't enjoy it so much you feel like another..........LOL

Browny
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:06

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:06
I hate the stinkin things.. who wants to eat chicken rags?

You could cook them daily, as you go.... every morning as you have your Eggs and coffee...?
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Reply By: D-Jack - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 00:33

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 00:33
Paul, just a quick question.

How did you plan on getting eggs by chasing down an Emu? Do they carry the eggs with them? OR were you planning on catching a female and sticking your hand up her u-no-wat and pull an egg out - presto?????!!!!!

Try looking for Emu eggs on the ground. Much easier.

p.s. are emu eggs protected??

p.s.s. has anyone ever seen an emu egg on the ground in the bush.

P.s.s.s I'm going to look like a tool if emus really do carry their eggs around in a pouch aren't I!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 02:33

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 02:33
if after emu eggs you wouldnt follow a female as it is the males that do the hard yards. Yes emu eggs are protected and yes they do sit onthe ground out in the bush
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 02:34

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 02:34
oh and an emu egg will last at least 12 months unrefridgerated and still be edible
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul T- Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 15:19

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 15:19
D-Jack

I am chasing the emu not to catch it but to find where its nest is to get the eggs.

Yep they are protected.

Also you might want to check youyr spelling "look like a tool??????, which tool did you have in mind?.

Only kidding, Your fingers must be like mine : not key board trained.
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:11

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:11
Paul, actually I did mean tool! and not a hammer or chisel either!

D-Jack
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 07:55

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 07:55
how do you tell a boiled one from a raw?
i know does anyone else?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:15

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:15
Don't you like do a spin test?

I must ask my grandmother, 'cause she knows all about eggs, 'cause my mum told me never try to tell a grandmother how to suck eggs.........

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Jim-Bob - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 15:56

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 15:56
Just drop it, you'll soon see.

Safe travells
Jim-Bob.
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Follow Up By: Groove - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 20:27

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 20:27
The raw ones taste crap
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 20:59

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 20:59
you lackin sleep nudy??

One has a hard inside, the other is runny as a wee wee.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:27

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:27
Wolfie has the answer...spin it on its end
a hard boiled will spin, while the raw will fall over

Or toss it high in the air and ask a mate to catch it .......
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Follow Up By: Redback - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:51

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:51
You blokes got waaaay to much time on ya hands.

Baz.
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