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"Over egg the pudding"

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 15, 2006

In Reply to: "Over egg the pudding" posted by Bjorn Again (Graham) on November 15, 2006

: "Over egg the pudding" - what's the origin of this phrase? I've read a culinary suggestion concerning egg used to glaze pastry and the mush that can result from using too much, but it seems a bit far-fetched. Any other suggestions?

Far-fetched? Oh, please! You can't easily over-egg an omelet or scrambled eggs, but in most other dishes there's an optimum quantity of eggs or egg-white or yolk, and a price to pay if you exceed that quantity by very much.