Sliced egg on raw oysters
I got this e-mail from Sean yesterday (I don't think our Sean), but I had never heard of the following before:
I have some co-workers who have eaten at Faidley’s at Lexington Market and they wish to know why sliced hard-boiled eggs are placed on top of raw oysters. Is it a Faidley’s thing or a Baltimore thing? An explanation would be great.
So I asked both my Old Baltimore food gurus what was up. ...
Jacques Kelly wrote me back:
I have not witnessed this at Faidley’s raw bar.
And Fred Rasmussen said:
I never heard of this, Elizabeth. Sounds dreadful.
Then I Binged it. No hits on "raw oysters hard-boiled egg slices."
Finally I called Faidley's. The person I spoke to didn't know where the custom came from, but said Faidley's has been doing it a long time.
So, anyone out there know anything more about this?
(The photo caption says simply "raw oysters at Lexington Market." Much as I love raw oysters, it's a little graphic for me at this hour. And no egg. Nanine Hartzenbusch/Sun photographer)