Market Day in Douglas was a
great event, with people coming from miles around to do their weekly shopping.
Farmers' wives and daughters would be up before dawn gathering their produce to
take and sell.
It was a great social occasion
- especially for the country folk, who rarely visited the towns. The market
place would be teeming with people buying and selling eggs, butter, poultry and
vegetables, and exchanging news.
Take 12 eggs, whites and
yolks, beat them very well and put them in a skillet with a little salt and
pounded pepper and the butter. Keep these stirring continually over a very
clear fire, lest you smoke them, till done.
Don't do them too hard, take care of burning
Have broad pieces of white bread,
toasted, layed in your dish. Pour your egg over it.
Serve it hot.
If you use nothing
but yolks of the eggs they are nicer.