Monday, 28 April 2014

Zebra Billy

here's a post done for a comment reply for Bear Bones Bikepacking
not being a light weight freak, I use a Zebra Billy alot but rather than just post links to past Blogs I thougfht I'd fry a Duck egg and post some photo's

I keep a cut down Trangia pot holder, small tongs for fliping Bacon or Sausage, a spoon, a small grater and a Nutmeg and a Grants whiskey minature full of Olive Oil in the internal cup/plate

under this a stainless steel meths stove and priming syringe inside a felt bag which sits inside a Heinz sponge pudding tin with church key canopener holes punched in this becomes the windshield billy holder

stove primed and lit Olive oil in plate
Duck egg in with hot oil dribbled on top

stove snuffed with simmer ring
slide egg out
cut in half
grate some Nutmeg on, I usually take Nutmeg into the hills rather than Pepper, it's great on mashed Potatoes (Smash)
the plate only needs a wipe
and 'Job's a Gud Un'

P.S. this one's the 12cm Billy


  1. Slighty off message, but on the subject of eggs. Around about htis time, when we lived in the country, the keeper used to hand in bags of surplus pheasant eggs.Mrs.OM used to make scones with them. Best I've ever tasted.
    Not only have we moved away, but very few keepers seem to do their own hatching and rering these days (too much like work) and merely buy in poults to go straight into release pens.

    1. We used to keep ducks for the eggs, when we had an allotment, and used them all the time for baking. We've had a bit of a clan gathering and the oldest daughter brought some up for a treat, I've not tried pheasant eggs but quail eggs are often available in the local farm shops, they're ok just a bit small and fiddly, all the shoots around here buy poults in !