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Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's not an egg poacher or a muffin pan

I've posted before about the cast iron aebleskiver pan, for making pancake balls.

Often I see this pan listed on ebay, as a "muffin pan" or "egg poacher." It's not.

You can certainly make miniature muffins in this pan; They'll look like mushrooms. I have before.

Although Griswold did indeed market this pan as also being useful for poaching eggs, I did not see how that was possible.

The cups are only 2 inches. How would they even fit an egg, let alone enough water to do the job?

It is possible to poach "double boiler" style. Place on top of a 10 inch skillet with boiling water.

A large egg barely fit in the cup; A little egg white spilled over into another cup. Medium eggs might be better.

Melt a little butter in the cup, then add the egg.

Did you know that hot buttered poached eggs are a British delicacy?

It took a while, but it did poach the egg. I prefer my eggs fried, so I won't be doing this often.

So now I admit: Yes, it is possible to be used as an egg poacher or muffin pan.

But it's an aebleskiver pan.

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