2,000 Calories of Fatty Goodness

An ostrich egg is 2,000 glorious calories of fatty goodness.

Ever seen the early ’80’s Movie “Caveman“? For some reason I saw it alot when I was little. There’s a scene where the cavemen steal a pterodactyl (thank you spell check) egg. While trying to get it back to the cave, it ends up on top of a mini boiling caldera, thus steaming a perfect sunny side up egg. Of course egg in your face comedy insues, and they happily take home a shit ton of perfectly cooked egg. I always thought cooking an egg that big would be friggin’ sweet…I also yearned to be forgotten in a grocery store after hours with nothing to do but eat my way through the store, buuuut I digress. I recently came close to one of those dreams when coming home from the Wild Animal Park. We pass this farmers stand on our way home every time we go, but this time we finally dropped the hammer and bought this

Going for it

I’m not even sure if this is cool or not. But it’s something I’ve always wanted to cook/eat, and was totally stoked with the results.
Everyone said to scramble it, but that was not the dream I had envisioned. I wanted egg fondue, and I wanted my pterodactyl egg like in The Cavemen movie. So I went the way of the sunny side and had the wife handle our pancake dippers. Utilizing pancakes because I love pancakes eggs and syrup in the same bite. More so, we already had pancake mix.
At $25 an egg, I don’t ever plan on getting another one unless it’s for someone else, and if I had to describe the taste, I’d say it was very akin toooooo, oh I don’t know…an egg. No, no…I’m serious, I know it sounds crazy, but the egg tasted like an egg. All sarcasm—I mean most sarcasm aside, it was really fun and really delicious. 

The method

I heated a saute pan and added some olive oil and salt. To release the golden eggy goodness. I cracked it with the spine of a knife then carefully opened a large hole. Big enough to pour and plunk it into a bowl. Poured it carefully to the hot pan and cooked it long enough to slightly set the bottom. Lifting the yolk here and there enough to let some white creep underneath. Continuing into a 350 degree oven for around, oooooooh 15 minutes. . It was then brought out and covered for another three.


The yolk was creamy delicious while the white cooked up opaque, which was fine, but curious. Probably too much oil. With more pancakes we could have easily fed eight adults. It’s easier and alot more fun then 2 dozen eggs.

Here are the pics:

Carefully cracking zhe egg
Safely cracked and ready to cook
Bubbling in the oven
All ready to eat with pancake dippers. The pancakes were not my responsibility.
Taking a dip
We put a hit on it but it wasn’t demolished