Questions about eggs and egg based foods, or egg substitutions in recipes.

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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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Yellowness of egg yolk

Related question: Why are Italian eggs so yellow? Occasionally I get served a fried / poached egg with a deep yellow/orange yolk. I find it extremely appetising and visually attractive. Sometimes ...
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How do I temper an egg?

I just saw a recipe that said to "temper" an egg, which I had never heard of before. I did a little reading on it, but what is the easiest/best way to do it?
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Using ostrich and emu eggs

Every time I venture to whole foods I notice the ostrich and emu eggs for sale. The one obvious difference is size. Do the eggs taste the same as chicken eggs? Are they any different nutritionally? ...
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How to ensure that spices reach inside the eggs in the egg curry?

For egg curry, I boil the eggs, shell them, pierce them with a fork and deep fry them. Then I prepare the gravy and pressure cook the eggs and the gravy. Anything I do, doesn't let the spices go ...
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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 ...
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How can I keep meringue pie-topping from falling?

Nothin' better on a hot summer afternoon than a slice of cold pie... And nothin' says "summer" like a great big fluffy meringue topping over that slab of rhubarb/lemon/banana custard. Unfortunately, ...
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How long boiled egg can be stored in fridge?

I boiled some eggs one week ago and forgot to eat them, so they stayed in the fridge. How long will they stay consumable in there?
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In general, can I substitute egg species for either egg-only or egg-centric dishes?

(Prompted by an interesting radio show on ducks and duck eggs). For general uses, in either an egg-only dish, or an egg-centric dish like a custard or quiche, can I use eggs other than chicken eggs? ...
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Chocolate mousse with cooked eggs?

Most recipes I have seen for mousse require you to use egg yolks and don't involve any cooking of the egg. It's my understanding that when an egg's yolk is still soft (or not cooked at all in this ...
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Can you put egg shells down the garbage disposal?

The Google has conflicting answers. I come from a background of "everything goes in the garbage disposal", my wife's background is "never put anything in the garbage disposal". I suspect reality is ...
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How to poach an egg without vinegar?

What is the best way to poach an egg without vinegar? Is there a quick and easy alternative?
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How is mass egg-frying performed?

I'm currently at a hotel in Spain. We are having a buffet breakfast and one of the meals are sunny-side-up fried eggs. I estimate they probably fry several hundred eggs per breakfast. I wondered how ...
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Cracking an egg

How do you crack an egg?
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Converting between Egg sizes

In the UK eggs are sized as, small, medium, large and extra large. What weights/ratios do these correspond, so if a recipe calls for 1 large egg, how many small eggs could I use in its place? I ...
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After breakfast, egg plate clean up

I wash breakfast plates for about 800 people every morning, I scrub the plates before putting them in the dishwashe, is there some kind of chemical I can use to break down the egg protien and no ...
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Science of fast (high heat) vs. slow (low heat) scrambled eggs and omelets

There seems to be a lot of disagreement about cooking "light" (as in texture) scrambled eggs, which would seem to be one of the simplest of foods. (To be clear, I'm specifically asking about the ...
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omelettes and scrambled eggs - How long can I store them?

Is it a good idea to keep make a lot of them and keep them in the refrigerator? I like them for breakfast but I don't like cooking every morning. For how long I can keep them?
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What qualities should I be looking for when making the best French Toast?

Should it be a thick slice of bread? Should it be made with challah bread? Should it be slightly crispy and brown on the outside but mushy on the inside?
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Do I add salt to my sunny side up eggs before, during, or after cooking?

I was wondering if it makes any difference to the taste, texture, or any other factor. I tried googling but there are very few resources and some of them are contradicting. If anyone could enlighten ...
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Egg yolk sizes changed over the years?

Have egg yolk sizes changed over the years? I have an old recipe from the 1950's I believe. It's called Norwegian Crowns. It calls for 2 hard boiled egg yolks. You force them through a sieve and ...
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Prevent scrambled eggs from sticking to stainless steel

I'm having the hardest time preventing scrambled eggs from sticking to stainless steel cookware. I've tried bringing the eggs to room temperature before cooking, slowly heating the pan, loads of ...
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How are savoury meringues made?

I've come across occasionally mentions of savoury meringues with flavours such as beetroot. How are these made? What is used as a substitute for the sugar?
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Reverse engineer the Perfect Japanese Omelet

I've come across this video of a very impressive japanese omelet and I've been trying to understand how it's done and what do I need to make it at home. I've seen this video reproducing the ...
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Difference between chicken and duck eggs?

Our local Korean grocery store carries duck eggs in addition to chicken and quail eggs (both of which I've eaten). What differences should I expect if I buy the duck eggs and use them in egg dishes ...
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what's a good technique for pasteurizing eggs?

I tried to make homemade eggnog last Christmas. It turned out fine, but the eggs were an issue. I thought about buying pasteurized eggs but they would've run me $12 for two dozen, which seemed ...
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What differences, practical and aesthetic, are there between egg washes?

An egg wash can be done in six major variations: [with | out egg white] mixed with [water | milk | cream]. My first hit when searching 'egg wash ratio' My Persian Kitchen where the use was for ...
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What do eggs with two yolks indicate?

For the first time I have seen hen eggs with two yolks. Do they indicate a special kind of hen? OR A special kind of grain fed to the hen? OR Some scientific procedure which makes hens produce such ...
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Brownies without egg

My son has a severe egg allergy. We've tried a couple of egg-less brownie recipes but they always end up terrible. I've tried making a batch with an egg replacement and one without. In both cases, the ...
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With what can I replace eggs?

My girlfriend is vegan. How can I replace eggs in a recipe? Maybe with banana or soy? How much? The egg is the key ingredient to keep everything from falling apart.
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Tiramisu tips tricks and variants

Tiramisu is a well-known dessert based on mascarpone and coffee, and I love it :) What are tips to have a compact mousse instead of a soft/liquid cream? Do you have any special derivative from ...
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Substitute for egg yolk in ice-cream (Egg Allergy)

I have a few questions regarding egg yolk in ice-cream. I would love to try making homemde ice-cream but a lot of recipes I see have egg yolk. Is there a substitute that I could use or is it ...
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What can I use to replace eggs in the recipe?

I'm not a vegan or something, but my stomach can't take many chicken eggs in food. I've got a recipe for an Imeritian khachapuri variant (cheese-filled flat bread) recipe where eggs are used as a ...
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When adding eggs to scratch cake batter, why are you supposed to add them one at a time?

When making a cake from scratch I have always added my eggs one at a time, mixing in between each, because this is how I learned from my mother. I just can't remember why this is supposed to be ...
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dark green spots inside raw eggs

I bought a tray of eggs recently. They aren't old, I have them in the fridge, and the date stamped on the egg says they are good for another month. In two eggs that I cracked open today, there were ...
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When did the US start refrigerating eggs on a regular basis?

Does anyone recall when refrigerated eggs became the norm in the US? I seem to remember buying eggs in the large grocery stores off the shelf--not refrigerated--as recently as the 1990s. I lived in ...
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What is the emulsification power of 1 egg yolk?

How much oil (fat) can one egg yolk hold safely before you risk the sauce breaking?
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Why does Béarnaise separate as opposed to crème brûlée or lemon curd?

When making creme brulees in the oven, they are heated to something like 100° C, or over. When making bernaise, heating it like that is a sure way of making it separate. As far as I've understood, it ...
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How can I rescue a soft boiled egg that is too soft?

I love a boiled egg, but it has to be soft. On occasion I get it just too soft, so some of the white is still 'snotty'. Oviously I only discover this once I have opened the egg, when it is too late ...
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Store eggs upside down or not?

This may be an odd question, but someone told me it's better to store your eggs upside down (the pointy side down). The explanation was that there's an air bubble on the bottom of the egg that wants ...
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How does the number of eggs affect a cookie recipe?

If a chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for two eggs and I add three eggs, what will the effect be on my cookies? Likewise if it calls for two eggs and I only put in one egg what will the effect be?
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Frying Eggs—Sticking to the Pan

I've recently found a recipe that I really enjoy, but it calls for a sunny side up egg. Every time I try to fry an egg in this way it ends up sticking to the pan, the yolk breaks, and it ends up as an ...
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How to clean scrambled eggs from a pan?

As an example, I made eggs using Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs, at the end the pan ends up having a layer of eggs attached to the bottom and sides that is very difficult to wash (not a ...
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Is it safe to leave cooked poultry at room temperature overnight?

Assuming that I've already cooked the poultry (or eggs) to recommended temperatures - does it need to be refrigerated immediately, or is it safe to eat if it's been left at room temperature overnight? ...
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How can I create a scotch egg with a runny yolk?

I ate a scotch egg at thebreslin.com in New York City. The dish was clearly cooked fresh and the yolk of the egg was still runny when I cut into it. It was pretty amazing. My question - how can I ...
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microwaving scrambled eggs

Has anyone come up with a way to cook beaten eggs via microwave? My attempts to do so have resulted in a off-coloured mess with the consistency of rubber.
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Frying only one side of eggs on a pan

When you break the egg on the pan directly [the situation when yolk is left intact], what measures can be used to fry the egg from one side only and also kill the bacteria on the non fried side? Do I ...
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Chocolate mousse without eggs

I've a friend who is allergic to egg protein, and my wife inadvertently raved about my chocolate mousse to her, causing some food borne awkwardness that I'd like to erase with an eggless mousse. ...
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How can I ensure that scrambled eggs will be fully cooked?

I have some sort of digestive intolerance towards eggs that are not fully cooked, although I can handle some softness in egg yolks. In the case of fried or boiled eggs, this means that the whites are ...
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tiny quantity of egg in a cookie

(In the United States,) Keebler chocolate-chip cookies list egg as an ingredient. But they list it after salt, meaning that the amount of egg in the product is less than (well, not more than) the ...