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Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
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In the wake of the vernal festival, I thought about the practice of painting / coloring eggs. (Actually egg shells.) And then I made a leap to consider how to paint _with_ eggs.
One simply separates yolk from albumen, uses a plastic hypodermic to squirt patterns of yellow on an oiled frypan, and then
covers with the remaining egg white.
See [link] for a snapshot. You're seeing the yolk through the as-yet-uncongealed albumen. Later I found it better to reverse the lettering, as once the white cooks, the design becomes visible only when flipped.
Works best with a slow flame, to avoid water vapor bubbles. I also considered that it might be fun to combine this with 4 layered cheese, as an omelette.
I thought surely this had been baked (fried?), but I didn't find a reference.
Tastes best when served with croissants!
Paint with yolk / white [csea, Mar 30 2008]
More egg painting (tempera)
[ldischler, Mar 30 2008]
Where's the "after" picture?
||I recall someone introducing an inkjet so gentle it could paint on egg yolks without breaking them.
||[2 fries] Sorry, I served this one to my wife, and made another that looked so good, I ate it before I could snap a pic!
||[DrCurry] I remember seeing that, too. But this is about painting with the natural components of the egg.
||Next time I try this, I envision painting with a free range chicken egg (with a particularly dark yolk) in the shape of the HB logo.
||My daughter always monograms our pancakes in a similar way using just the batter.