The Ostrich is the biggest bird in the world and can weigh as much as 180kg. They also lay the biggest egg in the world – one ostrich egg weighs about 1, 5 kg and is equivalent to 24 chicken eggs.
The ostrich egg is also the strongest egg and this is to ensure that when the male and female ostriches sit on the eggs that they won’t break. A full grown man can stand on the ostrich egg and it will easily carry the weight of the person. One ostrich egg can take a pressure of up to 220 kg on the ends and 150kg on the side.
Therefore, when one attempts to cook an ostrich egg it is quite a tricky proposition. To boil an ostrich egg can take up to 1,5 hours. Then after it’s cooked one has to open it. The shell of the egg is about 3 millimetres thick and one will need a saw to help “crack” it.
We have boiled an ostrich egg for you to get a better appreciation of what a process it is to do so. Our preferred way of preparing ostrich egg is to make scrambled eggs – this is the easiest and most practical method to cook an ostrich egg.