On 3/6/2011 10:46 AM, gtr wrote:
> Living near Westminster, California we passed by a place my wife was
> convinced was some kinda new food joint. Two elderly Vietnamese men sat
> outside in folding chairs chatting in the night air. We walked in and it
> was nothing but counter. The man at the counter had that timid,
> frightened look that said either "I don't speak English" or "Please
> don't be the INS". On the wall was a sign with five items with prices.
> One of the old guys from outside and sidled up to help with his very
> crude English. We asked what they sold. Eggs, chicken. We looked again
> at the list on the wall and realized there were all varieties of that
> pork-cake/lunch meat stuff. Pork? We asked. Yes, he said, pork.
> They had these wide cardboard egg cartons, no lids, that held 18 eggs.
> They also had raw chicken. "Brown chicken" the old guy was quick to
> point out. What the hell, we bought a carton of eggs and a chicken. I
> roasted the chicken (almost six pounds) the following day and after
> whittling off the head, footies and disemboweling it (all new to me), it
> cooked up real pretty and tasted good too.
> Particularly in the breat area this was some jaw-working bird though.
> The two-bone section of the wing was about six inches long. This was a
> working bird. He might have pulled a cart, I don't know.
> But the eggs are gargantuan! We've never seen eggs so large. We tried to
> put 12 in an empty egg carton. and they wouldn't quite fit. Huge!
> So far we've eaten about 8 of them. 7 of them were double-yolks. Seven!
> The one that wasn't a double-yoke had the largest single yolk I've ever
> seen. I can tell by the odd somewhat stretched or longish aspect to the
> egg, that the majority of the eggs remaining are most likely twin-yolks.
> Has anybody encountered so many twin yolks? I'm beginning to worry that
> I'll develop breasts or grow a new appendage after eating these.
I wouldn't worry to much, some of the larger breeds of chicken typically
lay double yolk eggs. We raised some years ago, can't remember the exact
name of them but it started with Polish something, every egg either had
a large yolk or two yolks. The birds were huge too.