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The Ostrich Egg Breakfast Brunch

May 3, 2011
Brunch with friends

This past Sunday, our friend Matt Hoffman (or The Hoff, as some might call him…) had this great idea to invite all his friends over for brunch and board games. It was a really good time and the most exciting part was the fact that we were eating ostrich egg!  Below are the pictures that I took to document this amazing event. If you ever have a chance to purchase an ostrich egg, do it, and invite 12 friends over to eat it with you.

The amazing ostrich egg

Ostrich eggs are about 3 pounds and are said to be about the same as 24 chicken eggs! This enormous egg above fed 11 people with a little bit left over! The shell is super think (after all- a 300 pound bird sits on it) so we had to gather some tools to crack it open. ..

The tools

the tools

We all crowded around with our camera phones, eager to see the amazing feat of cracking it open. In order to save the egg shell, you have to create a hole in the bottom with a hammer and screw driver.


After cutting a hole, blowing out the inside egg with a straw, and a lot of “that’s what she said” jokes, the egg  was ready to cook.

Greg’s Homemade biscuits

Luckily we had our own personal chef Greg, who is going to culinary school (am I jealous? yes). I watched in amazement at his cooking skills as he whipped up biscuits and gravy from scratch along with scrambled ostrich egg with peppers.

Nothing goes better with an amazing ostrich brunch- than mimosas!

And a puppy!

AHH! She is  SO cute I am going to explode!

Well thank you Marie and Matt for having all of us over and Thank you Greg and Matt for cooking this amazing meal! I think that Sunday Friend Brunch should be a monthly occasion.

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