Shirred Eggs & Potted Shrimp
by Vincent Price
Several years past I was watching some show or another and saw Vincent Price demonstrate these recipes.
1 tbsp. half and half or heavy cream per egg
1 tsp. butter per egg
Clean baby food jars, with lids
In a saucepan or boiler boil about 3/4 in. of water. Crack 1 egg into a baby food jar and using a toothpick or skewer break the yolk and slightly swirl it in the white. Add cream and butter, salt and pepper to taste and screw lid on (before using the jars, make a puncture in the lid to allow pressure to escape). Place as many jars into the boiling water as will fit without touching. Cover and check for doneness in about 3 minutes, cooking longer if desired. A dash of hot sauce is good in these eggs. Or even a dollop of jam.
Raw, peeled shrimp
Place shrimp in a sauce pan with enough melted butter to just cover and season as desired. Cook shrimp uncovered in butter over very low heat until just done. Fill ramekins or small bowls with shrimp and butter and serve chilled. Again, any flavor appropriate to shrimp can be added when cooking.
Rand E. Creitz
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."