What to do with an Inside-Out Egg?

Inside-out Egg

I¬†found these at our Farmer’s Market last weekend. What a trip! The farmer said it is an heirloom breed of chicken that he’s in the process of re-establishing as a breeding flock, but had just a few eggs to sell. So far I’ve eaten a couple just soft-boiled like this, on toast. The taste is perfectly normal, except, well, inside out. Anyone have any better ideas of how to really showcase this unique find?

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Ok, I admit it… here’s the truth about the egg! Use the share links below and see if you can fool your friends.

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Posted by Michael Natkin on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 in Experiments.

34 Responses to “What to do with an Inside-Out Egg?”

  1. February 26, 2009 at 1:36 am #

    That is just too bizarre. I’ve never heard or even imagined such a thing existed?! Simply fascinating.

  2. mikael
    February 26, 2009 at 2:25 am #

    I call BS :)

  3. boo
    February 26, 2009 at 2:34 am #

    link to videosift.com
    if you want to know how to do this go to this web site or Google inside out egg

  4. February 26, 2009 at 6:56 am #

    this can’t be real! I have seen a lot of things. This, I have not seen.

  5. February 26, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    i am a fan of the wow factor, but nothing else… my fave part is a runny yolk, but i HATE runny whites. soft whites, yes, but runny? absolutely not.

    i would soft poach it like this, then put it over a baby greens salad w/ crispy onion rings, bacon lardons, and a bacon vinaigrette. YUMMY! :)

  6. February 26, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    I second kayce. Running whites? eh. But it looks awesome.

  7. February 26, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    That’s so neat! I’ve never seen anything like it!

  8. February 26, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    Fascinating! I’m curious which Farmer’s Market is selling them?

  9. veredgy
    February 26, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    This are unborn eggs.
    It’s best to fry them with livers and onion, some salt and pepper and that’s all. Try it you’ll love it.

  10. leah
    February 26, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    Ha! You almost got me! That’s pretty cool.

  11. February 26, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Hahaha… that is funny.

  12. February 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    Oh neat, nice find!! Are ya posting a how-to in English, or just leaving us with the link in the comments, eh?

  13. February 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    I had not heard of these, but of course the new york times had, and they have some ideas about how to use them. They are indeed “unborn eggs” (harvested after the chickens have died).

    see here…

    link to nytimes.com

  14. February 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    Are these eggs for real? I can’t believe it! If you like poached eggs, check out this on my new site: link to tinyurl.com They’re incredible for poached eggs, I tell you!

  15. February 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    That is so neat! I’m not sure what you could make with them, but I would but them just because they were inside out.

  16. Sara
    February 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    Ha! Yer funny. What is it really? It’s pretty.

  17. February 26, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE eggs, but for some reason, I feel queasy looking at them with the textures reversed. Isn’t that weird? It must be that the only thing that keeps them from crossing my inner six-year-old’s mental line to gross must be the familiarity, but then seeing them out of context totally messes with that. This is what is so fun about experimental cooking – when it forces you to look at something familiar anew…

  18. February 26, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    OMG Michael! How cool is that? I don’t know what else to say about it except that now I want one!

  19. February 27, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    What a cool photo!!!

  20. March 1, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    i love the photo… now there should be easter eggs inside out

  21. March 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    That is really cool. But it is very strange too. Just imagine an inside-out chicken. Or maybe you would rather not.

  22. Michael Natkin
    March 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Ok, I have to come clean.

    July 26, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    WOAH!!! Its like a golden egg! That guy should be rich!

  24. August 9, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    That is pure craziness. See what it would look like on Eggs Benedict or even sunny side up.

  25. September 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

    I have chickens in my backyard–and shall ask if they can make such an egg…How cool is that!

  26. inside out egg
    September 12, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    un born? how would that work? If the eggs we eat are born then we would be eating chicks. if you mean that they havn’t come out of the chicken yet, well then we’d see a chicken in the picture

  27. lex
    October 7, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Actually there is such a thing as unborn eggs.. they are eggs that are taken out of the chicken before they are laid.

  28. Jujube
    May 2, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    hey, did you guys know that the word ‘gullible’ isn’t in the dictionary?! look it up!

  29. June 5, 2011 at 1:50 am #

    I totally believed it!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Steve
    November 18, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Common sense….spin the egg and the yolk breaks.
    Boil or cook normal. Its not a special breed of chickens, just a prank.

  31. maxine
    November 18, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    HAHAHA it’s not even that!!! mango with coconut cream, if you read the description you would have known that. Not a real egg lol, molded in easter eggs!

  32. November 18, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    weirdest thing ever… can’t be real.

  33. Romina
    January 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm #


  34. February 5, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    I have never heard/seen one of these before. How strange. Not sue how I feel about it.

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