ARCHIVES: Seagull Egg Pie!



Check this out guys! This is one of the more unusual pie recipes that I've come across in ages… I found this baby in a cookbook at the home of Archbishop Jason Polland's mother. A small community cookbook called “Out of Alaska's Kitchens” printed 1961 by members of Alaska's Crippled Childrens Association. Now, being an ornithologist (you did know I was an ornithologist, didn't you?) I feel compelled to mention that a) “seagull” isn't the name of any real bird it's just a slang you laypeople use for any of the species of gulls. b) please do NOT go rob a gull nest to try this pie, it's against federal law, besides being an awful thing to do. And finally c) gull eggs vary greatly in size between species, so you'll have to try and get the volume of egg correct… the eggs you use will need to be considerably larger than a standard chicken egg...

Seagull egg pie!
2 seagull eggs
1 tsp vanilla,
2 ½ C milk
½ C sugar
Dash salt
Nutmeg to taste
Beat eggs, sugar salt vanilla together. Add milk and beat for 5 minutes. Place in unbaked pie shell and sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake for 45 min in 400 degree F oven. ( I just think this pie is perfect for those of you stranded out in the Alaskan wilderness starving… you can still have your custard pie no matter where you are!)