Hungarian Coffee with Egg
Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:51 AM
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:42 AM
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So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:56 PM
Carrie Young, in a wonderful article she wrote in Gourmet (March 1983, yes, that long ago) described her Norwegian mother's coffee, which included a whole egg. Her parents were homesteaders in North Dakota in the first years of the 20th century. Her memory of coffee and snacks for the threshing crew at harvest time:
... I see my mother in the kitchen. She is lining a large dishpan with a snowy flour-sack dish towel and heaping it high with butter sandwiches and doughnuts. I see her standing over the black cast-iron range making coffee in a giant granite coffeepot. She vigorously grinds the coffee at the hand grinder on the wall, mixes it with an egg--shell and all--and drops it into the pot. Boiling water is poured over the grounds and allowed to settle. Finally a cup of cream is added.
In her memoir of family and food, Prairie Cooks, Carrie Young again mentions coffee with egg. The egg was supposed to soften the water and make the coffee clear. The book, which is a pleasurable read, is available on Amazon.
Also about Scandinavian egg drop coffee:
Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:58 AM
Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:52 PM
In fact, the first Google result is almost exactly what djyee100 quoted as Norwegian. Very interesting.
Has anyone tried this?
Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:20 AM
Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:08 AM
Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:50 AM
Hungarian Egg Coffee
The result, in my opinion, was just OK. Just not worth the trouble. I suppose now we have good filter coffee systems, we don't need to fiddle with the egg, which I understand is there only to clarify the water...
PS There is a video here that is similar to Hungarian, but is called Swedish:
Egg in My Coffee
Edited by sgreen0, 19 September 2010 - 10:58 AM.