1/19/2016 – Eggs


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Today, we cover one of the most versatile foods ever: the chicken egg. I’m sure we’ll cover other animal eggs in a future episode. Enjoy!

1. Invented in Placerville, California during the Gold Rush, the “Hangtown fry” is a omelette that traditionally includes what two meats?

2. The ingredients of a Cobb salad can be easily remembered by the mnemonic EAT COBB. The E stands for eggs, as a Cobb salad includes hard-boiled eggs. Name any four of the other six ingredients represented in the mnemonic.

3. Soufflés are made from both egg yolks and beaten egg whites, and are combined with one of a large number of flavors (the one pictured has raspberries). What is the term for the ceramic bowl, shown below, that is used while making and serving soufflés?

Question 3

4. Name the Mexican breakfast dish represented here, where two fried eggs are covered in salsa roja and salsa verde. The dish takes its name from how the two eggs are separated on the plate by a line of refried beans.

Question 4

5. A poached egg is an egg that has been cooked how?

Learned League precedent (LL63, MD18) – The dish tamagoyaki, which often appears on Japanese (and especially sushi) restaurant menus as simply tamago, literally translates to English as “grilled” what?

Tomorrow: Our third World Wednesday takes us to the Fatherland many months before Oktober!


1. Bacon and oysters
2. Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon, Blue cheese
3. Ramekin
4. Huevos divorciados, or “divorced eggs”
5. In simmering liquid
LL. Egg, duh

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