Posted by Barney on October 23, 2002
In Reply to: Funeral food posted by R. Berg on October 22, 2002
: : : The recipe you provide requires approximately 3 hours of preparation time. Not exactly food you can take with you in a hurry. What you might be thinking of is a "Funeral Omelet" - Break eggs into a bowl. Pour into buttered skillet. turn once in pan, then turn out. garnish with edible flowers. 10 minutes later you're at the wake.
: : Maybe they kept pre-soaked raisins on hand just in case.
: Yeah. If the health of the guest of honor took an unexpected turn for the better, those raisins could always be made into wine.
Hard-boiled fresh eggs take about six minutes and can be served in their shells, at a pinch, with a pinch of salt. Eggs also have the added advantage of being hygienic and are unlikely to prompt a demand for water closet facilities as they appear to fascinate the gut, which holds onto them for a long time. This is my contribution to the options available to meet culinary emergencies arising from the sudden death of a friend or relative that gives cause for an unexpected gathering of hungry people.