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When carefully separating eggs, what to do with the chalazae?

I separate eggs with my hands, I'm pretty good at whites going one place and yolks going another. What's got me stumped is the chord. It seems to want to stay with the yolk, but it tends to hold on to ...
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How to fry an egg without a burnt thin crust around?

Sometimes I fry eggs (1-3 pieces). But they are spread out (blurred) on a pan and where thin egg white burn up. The size of my pans average.
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3answers
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Why won't my boiled egg whites harden?

I'm having problems with boiling eggs. The egg whites are not hardening and stay soft, but the yolks did set. The eggs I'm using are freshly laid. What can cause this? How can I make sure my egg ...
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1answer
862 views

Is it possible to whisk egg whites too much?

Just a though that I had today while whipping egg whites in the tabletop mixer. Can you whisk them 'till they separate, curdle, develop off flavour, strange aroma or texture ? Suppose they could ...
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1answer
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Why do people recommend cream of tartar when whipping egg whites to the exclusion of all other acids?

Virtually every single egg white recipe will say add some cream of tartar to egg whites to help them whip better because the cream of tartar will lower the pH and make it more stable. But if all it's ...
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5answers
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When I'm separating egg whites, how much does it matter if a little yolk gets in?

I was separating egg whites today and one of the yolks broke and contaminated my bowl of whites. I started from scratch, but I'm wondering if I really needed to; would a tiny bit of yolk (say, 1/8 ...
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1answer
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Why does my soufflé collapse in the oven?

I have now tried to make Bobby Flay's blackberry souffle twice, and both times, after initially rising beautifully, it collapsed completely while still in the oven. The results were inedible. Does ...
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3answers
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Why do my egg whites separate after whipping?

Every time I try to whip egg whites, I seem to end up with the same problem. After a good bit of strenuous beating with the whisk, the egg whites finally reach the "firm peak" stage. I then go grab ...
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10answers
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How do I separate egg white?

What are ways of getting only the egg white from an egg? Can it be done after the yolk is broken?
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2answers
909 views

How can I get Italian meringue to thicken?

I tried to make italian meringue and it was all going well until the meringue, (with the sugar syrup added), just didn't thicken and turned into 'royal icing'. Next time, how do I make it and what can ...
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1answer
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Beating Egg Whites with Granulated Sugar Added for Tapioca Pudding

I've been making tapioca pudding from a recipe that calls for 2 egg whites to be beaten with 1/2c of sugar until soft peaks form. Out of quite a few tries for many minutes, the eggs will never get ...
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10answers
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What can you make with egg whites? [closed]

Quite often I have a small bowl of egg whites left over after separation from their yolks. Rather than throw these away, what other culinary uses could I put them to? I have some Crème Brûlée ...
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2answers
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Impact of using egg yolks vs whites in a spaghetti dish?

I'm making a dish that calls for several egg yolks and 1 full egg (all scrambled together) to be poured over hot spaghetti and cooked salt pork (to cook the egg), and I'm wondering how much of a ...
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8answers
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How can I make macarons with “feet” in my oven at home?

I've tried many macaron recipes, and all have tasted very good. The problem is they always end up as a meringue, or looking like cookies. They usually don't have the "feet" that macarons are known ...