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Tuesday 20 March 2012

How to boil an egg without water!

Davy and I were out recently and I'd brought some eggs laid by my hens, nothing nicer than a fresh boiled egg, but if you have no pot to boil the egg in,how do you do it?

Place your egg ( I like white bantam eggs) in a grapefruit size ball of sphagnum moss

set the package directly in the fire!!
Allow a good 10 minutes for a hard boil, a little less if you like a soft egg

Take the egg from the moss, and enjoy ! As easy as that!


  1. What would you use if sphagnum moss was not available? Do you think a soaked but larger grass ball would do the trick? I wonder if you could cut a large onion in half, remove an egg sized amount from the middle, put the egg in, peg it together and cook both on the fire? Those are just untested thoughts that I might try out for fun. Thanks for the post.

    1. That would certainly work..I have used an orange too and although the egg tastes a little citrusy afterwards it's still very tasty!

    2. We used to pour batter in orange peel halves--to make orangey, ashy muffins on the campfire!

    3. Sounds good,I'll have to try that!

  2. That's great fun! Something so simple that makes you marvel.