The Farmers’ market in La Mesa de Los Santos, Colombia, Sunday, November 4th, 2012
Tony, On Delay’s most fearless eater, saw this attractive sign for fried eggs on a stick and had to try it.
Here is the sign that caught TD’s attention:
Here are the eggs being cooked in their special apparatus:
And the finished product:
Fried-eggs-on-a-stick are a tasty snack of conventional ingredients in a new format.
Another of the crazy treats we tried at the market was a sweet made of natural gelatin (boiled cow’s foot) and panela (a raw sugar).
It looks like ice cream but is room temperature. It is mixed with a sort of taffy-pulling machine; the gelatin needs to be kept in constant motion.
Here is Siggy with the finished product. It tasted like a soft, very sweet meringue. We chose grated coconut and chopped dates for the topping.
This is our new favourite farmer’s market. The fruit and vegetables that we bought there were all exceptionally good. The yellow pitahaya were amazingly sweet and delicate.
Tony is still talking about the fresh corn arepas that we tasted.
I am quite envious of Jaime having this wonderful market so close to his country house.