Googy egg? Google googy eggs (say that ten times fast!) and you get definitions as wide as drugs, off-road pathways, or lazy people. A bizarre array really because a googy for me has only ever had one definition – eggs… Mum’s morning question routine of asking what we wanted for breakfast always included the googy option.
Where does ‘googy egg’ come from?
Having done a poll amongst friends and family about 50% of them know an egg as a googy, and they think it’s a bit of an old-fashioned name, a word their parents would use. For me, the classic googy egg option is a soft boiled egg with toast “soldiers” for dipping. Maybe a “dippy egg” in other families, always a googy egg in mine. A throwback retro term that has great memories!
So what’s the origin? A googy egg is a term common in Australia, and then you have to cross the globe to find this meaning again… in Scotland. Seems likely Australia would have gotten the name from Scottish immigrants, and its widespread use is probably from the Aussie love of colloquialisms.
Why a googy egg is a great start to the day
Whatever we call them, eggs are a great way to start the day. Eggs are a healthy wholefood that can be enjoyed guilt free every day of the week. With 11 different vitamins and minerals including iron, and vitamins A, B and E, eggs supercharge any breakfast. And since the link to cholesterol has been debunked, eggs are now a star on the menu.
Eggs are a fantastic part of a daily diet, whether poached, scrambled or boiled, get into more googy eggs. And pack a Googys Protein Bar to take with you! Read why we use eggs as our protein of choice in our real food protein bars here.
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