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Jun 28, 2011 07:54 PM

How do you use a copper egg (or escargot?) pan? The kind with the little depressions...

I was recently given one by a friend, but honestly have never seen one used, and am uncertain of the best method. It is unlined. I googled for photos and found this one as an example: . Mine only has depressions for four eggs. Does this go directly on the stove filled with water with the eggs still in shells?, or over a double-boiler, it for poaching somehow....? I'm interested, but fairly clueless.

Also, it is my understanding it doesn't need to be lined as eggs are not acidic, in shell or not, please correct me if I'm misinformed.

Thanks for the help! I'm looking forward to learning more!

Edit: upon more searching, I've found this may also be an escargot pan. I'm interested in any possibilities for how this pan might be used. Thanks!

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