Just a few egg basics for you.
Place the egg, which may be cold or room temperature directly in the cooking
pot with medium temperature water (not hot water). Place on the stove element
and turn on the heat to medium high. Once the water reaches a full boil set
the timer to 3.5 minutes. Perfect!
Beating Egg Whites
Add a pinch of salt to your egg whites, makes beating easier.
Cooking with Eggs
It is recommended that eggs be removed from the refrigerator at least 30
minutes before using.
Bread crumbs added to scrambled
eggs will improve the flavor and make
them go further.
For fluffier omelets, add a pinch of cornstarch before beating.
To ensure a white film over the yolk when frying eggs, add a few drops
of water to the pan and cover with a lid.
Add one tsp. cold water for each
egg white before beating and you
will have double the volume.
Boiling a Cracked Egg
Wrap in tin foil and boil as normal.
Slicing Boiled Eggs
Dip your knife in water to prevent crumbling.
For fresher eggs keep the large end up.
Keep your eggs in their cartons with the lid closed. Helps to prevent the
eggs from absorbing fridge odors.
Each egg should be in a poaching pan compartment. If you do not have a
regular poacher you might use metal jar lids. Add a pinch of lemon.
Use a small funnel, the yolk will remain in the funnel while the white runs
Brown Eggs - White Eggs
White and brown eggs are the same. It might be useful to buy white eggs one
week and brown the next to keep track of freshness!
Eggs - Testing Freshness
Contents should feel firm not loose. Shells should be rough and dull, if its
smooth and shiny its not fresh. Fresh eggs will sink in water!
Storing Egg Whites
Egg whites can be stored in the refrigerator for up to seven days.
Add a pinch of salt. Whip in a glass bowl. When properly whipped, invert the
bowl, the contents should remain in the bowl.
You will likely find the eggs tough if you apply to much salt while frying.
Save the water from boiling eggs. It is filled with minerals and excellent for
Throw your broken egg shells into a large container and fill with water.
Let sit for a week, then discard the egg shells and use the water to feed your
Egg shells make
a good substitute to pebbles in house plants. They promote drainage and also add
lime to the soil.
Save empty egg cartons to start your spring seedlings in.
Save all your
egg shells in a plastic bag. Crush with a rolling pin and sprinkle around
your rose bushes and flowers. They'll keep the bugs away.
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