Lockdown has brought out the best in us (making sourdough) and the worst in us (eating all that sourdough), but it's also brought out the weird in us, too, especially in the kitchen. There was the Dalgona coffee-making phase, the can't-look-away fixation with the cakes-not-cakes videos, and the strong affinity we started to have for the very sweary Nat's What I Reckon.
The newest isolation cooking trend is pictures of unsettling eggs, and it's a crack-up. Canadian student Anna Hughes posted on Twitter four pictures of her lockdown addiction, making weirdly shaped fried eggs for reasons that are still not quite clear, but most likely due to the utter boredom many of us have become very well acquainted with in the past few months.
Many people have been using quarantine as a time to perfect their bread or coffee making skills, but I personally have taken this as an opportunity to make increasingly unsettling eggs pic.twitter.com/7mefhS5ffB— Anna Hughes (@AnnaGHughes) August 14, 2020
Other Twitter users joined in by sharing their unsettling egg pictures, and who knew that such abominations egg-sisted.
Good opportunity to share my unsettling "boiled" egg pic.twitter.com/dLB0beOVeg— MlKE (@notsogrump) August 14, 2020
Then there were those that went from unsettling to terri-frying.
We call it Balut in the Philippines xD pic.twitter.com/yjErkooy5o— BLooDY GaL🕸️ (@BLooDY_GaL) August 15, 2020
Hard to beat this thick shake. pic.twitter.com/XjxQt1WDy9— Sarah Heeringa (@heeringa_sarah) August 15, 2020
Obviously these people haven't read our hen-cyclopedic Good Food guide to egg advice by Richard Cornish, in which he answers every egg-sact question about eggs you could ever think of. And if all this egg talk has got you egg-cited for more, here are some egg-stremely crackin' recipes.
The only thing weirder than my egg pictures is how popular they got pic.twitter.com/C4okl5PVRv— Anna Hughes (@AnnaGHughes) August 16, 2020