Square Eggs

       Since fresh eggs were so scarce in the ETO and since they could not be imported from the US, we were constantly deluged with "powdered eggs". Now it's not just that powered eggs were so bad but they came in huge 5 gal cans already mixed (liquid state). In the mess they were cooked on a large range cooktop. They spread about a gal at a time on the cooktop and when they were sufficiently cooked they cut this huge (3ft by 2ft) cooked egg into squares (about 6 inches square) to serve. Thus "square eggs". Blah!!

----- A. Willard Reese

       areese@internetmci.com

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