What is Egg Pocking?
Egg Pocking is a tournament-style battle for the strongest hard-boiled Easter egg.
How to Play: First, you and your competitor grab a hard-boiled egg. Hold the thickest part of the egg in your fist(as pictured). Then count to three and lightly tap your opponent’s egg without cracking your own egg. Continue tapping eggs until one cracks. The round ends as soon as the first egg cracks, the winner will then advance to the next round. The game repeats until there is one person left. That person becomes the winner of the Egg Pocking Competition.
What do you win? Prizes can range from bragging rights for the year, cash, candy, or even first place in line for food.
The game is simple, but the competition gets serious! Some take it so seriously that they secretly switch out their eggs for a stronger duck egg.
Give it a crack, and let us know what you think of this Cajun tradition!
History of Egg Pocking?
The ancient Greek game of egg pocking, also known as tsougrisma, involved clinking together eggs that were dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, with the cracking of the egg symbolizing the resurrection of Christ. Over time, this tradition spread to various cultures around the world.
Egg pocking eventually made its way to Louisiana by the French, with “pocking” derived from the French word Pâques meaning Easter. Originally spelled “egg paquing,” the name has evolved to its current form.
Today, families often decorate eggs for the game, though some choose to leave them plain. Regardless of appearance, egg pocking remains a cherished tradition that brings people together to celebrate the renewal of life. It is a timeless tradition that will continue to be passed down for generations to come.
Save your eggs and make Mama’s Cajun Deviled Eggs!
- With a knife, carefully half each egg, remove yolk to a large bowl and set egg whites aside. In the large bowl, combine yolks, mayonnaise, relish, mustard and Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce. With a fork mash yolks and mix well until ingredients are smooth. Spoon fill each egg halve with yolk mixture, top with a pinch of paprika, a few sprinkles of Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning and finish with a little bacon on the top of each. Serve and enjoy!