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

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Substitution for egg to bind hamburger mince

My wife is having pregnancy cravings for (homemade) hamburgers, but has developed a prenatal allergy / intolerance to egg. What is a possible replacement for egg to stop a hamburger pattie from ...
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Making toad in the hole with duck eggs

I've been keeping ducks for a couple of years, and therefore I cook with duck eggs, since they're effectively free. They're Indian runner ducks, which aren't very large, and the eggs are pretty much ...
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Can old eggs affect my Creme Brulee?

I have about a dozen eggs which are very near the expiration date and about half a dozen week or so old eggs. Now I thought I could either take advantage and whip up a Creme Brulee. My question is, ...
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Can I eat the hard boiled eggs I boiledthis morning after 24 hours? [duplicate]

I boiled 3 eggs this morning (very hard, 25 mins) and I put them aside, not in the fridge, though the room temperature is at around 12 degrees Celsius. I know I should had put them in the fridge. So ...
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What can I substitute for eggs in a pancake recipe?

I'd like to make pancakes. I have all the other ingredients that I'd normally use (flour, canola oil, sugar, salt, and corn starch) in a pancake mix, but I don't have any eggs. Can I substitute milk, ...
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Egg In My Bread

I'm tweaking the recipe I have for bread, as I'm always trying to make it better. It calls for 4c of ap flour, and uses honey rather than white sugar (there is no milk in it). I also use refined ...
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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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Should hands be washed after touching the outside of an egg shell?(UK)

Say someone was to remove some eggs from their box to place them in the fridge. Assume this is in Britain(where eggs aren't cleaned before sold, I believe). Is there a risk of salmonella spreading if ...
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when does a boiled egg become a poached egg?

This is a very serious question. a poached egg is an egg without its shell in boiling water. a boiled egg is an egg in its shell in boiling water. So, if an egg is being boiled but then cracks out ...
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Eggs smelled bad but not anymore when I put them in the ref

I recently bought a dozen eggs. But when I cracked them, they smelled bad, though they didn't float on water (which means they're good). When checking closely, I found out that even the unopened eggs ...
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Can I make meringues with commercial egg whites?

I want to make a bunch of meringue cookies, but I don't want to waste a bunch of eggs. If I buy something like Egg Beaters Whites, would that work?
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How should I incorporate separated eggs in a cookie recipe without instructions?

I found a partial (ingredients only) recipe of my Mother's that called for 3 eggs separated for an "Italian Cookies" recipe. I would love to try it but without any instruction\directions how would I ...
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Can I make pickled eggs that don't require refrigeration?

This time of year I have a ton of extra eggs. In the winter I have fewer. I have, therefore, been experimenting with egg preservation techniques. I like pickled eggs a lot. They aren't very versatile ...
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What would make a custard turn out looking like scrambled eggs?

I made a batch of custard cups at home and they came out beautiful. When I followed the recipe at work, using the same method and a still oven like at home, the results were a disaster. The custard ...
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Scrambled eggs for a buffet

At our cafe we will begin offering a Saturday brunch buffet. I would like to do scrambled eggs and am thinking that they would be best cooked in a hotel pan in the oven. Any advice for this method of ...
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What do eggs do in enriching and glazing

I have got thinking about this and now I want to know an answer. In most functions of eggs (coating, thickening etc) all are from coagulation but glazing and enriching do not. What is the function ...
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Will store eggs turn into a chick if i leave it out in the warmth? [duplicate]

I want a baby chick and i was wondering if i could leave a store egg our in the summer's warmth/ a warm place and let it turn into a baby chick.. does it really work???
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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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Why can soda be used as a substitute for eggs when using a boxed cake mix?

When making a cake from a box mix, I see that soda can be used instead of eggs and oil. What is the science behind this, and what are the properties of oil and eggs that the soda is replacing? ...
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Why is my quiche soggy?

I have tried making the same quiche recipe twice, but both times it has turned out soggy. I whisked together 3 eggs, milk, half and half, and seasonings and poured it over the crust with ham and ...
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Can someone please give an explanation of different egg preparations?

When we go to a restaurant for breakfast and order eggs, we are often asked how we want them. I have a handful of ways that I will eat them (I often prefer over-medium) and I am sure there a large ...
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Freezing Egg & Cheese Omelet

A Super 8 motel we just stayed at had egg & cheese omelets on their breakfast bar. They said they get them frozen from Farmers Brothers. They are thawed on the breakfast bar and warmed up in the ...
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Egg safety. When to eat and when to not eat

I have a question about eggs and when it is safe to eat them. I've read online that there are 2 ways to test if an egg is safe to eat or not (without cracking it open): Float test: Get a massive ...
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Can I salvage cookie dough made with whole eggs instead of yolks?

I was making the dough for cookies and was supposed to add just 2 egg yolks and I added 2 whole eggs. What was supposed to form a ball just made a really thick batter. So, do I have to start over or ...
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Why do stuffed shells recipes include eggs?

I'm making stuffed shells, but I don't have any eggs. All the recipes I can find call for one or two eggs. What is the reason and can I get away without eggs?
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Why would this pastry cream have an eggy smell?

I tried making a dairy free pastry cream but it came out with a strong eggy smell at the end. I may not want to use it depending how bad the smell is after is cools completely in the refrigerator. ...
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What are these 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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Is mold inside eggshells a sign they're unsafe to eat? [duplicate]

Cooked (over-easy) a duck egg this morning. When cleaning up I noticed black mold inside the shell of the egg I had just eaten. Was it safe to eat?
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Making my meringues form peaks

Last week I made a meringue icing for my cupcakes and had problems making my meringue form peaks. This makes me ask what are some of your tips/tricks? What do you do or add to your egg white mixture ...
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Removing that eggy smell from cakes

I've been baking for not that long now and I usually peruse the web and the hundreds of books I have at home before I attempt a recipe. However there is one thing I am just not able to get down right. ...
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What do eggs do in cakes and how should we replace them for vegans? [duplicate]

What do eggs do in cake recipes (both sponge and rich fruit cakes) and thus what is a suitable substitute when baking for vegan guests? Another question asks the first part: What role do eggs play in ...
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Why is putting an egg in the microwave not recommended?

I would like to know why it is not recommended to put an egg in the microwave. Where does this "legend" comes from ?
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How to buy eggs to avoid dark specks

There have been many occasions when I've bought eggs and on breaking them, they have little specks of dark solids inside (sometimes a lot and sometimes too much). I generally, just remove them by a ...
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Should I include egg shells in my stock?

I've been making stock from vegetable scraps I've been keeping in the freezer (mainly carrots, celery, onion, tomato, and parsley). I read elsewhere that one could include egg shells in stock. Is this ...
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Substituting different types of eggs

I know that it is unlikely but if I do at some point live in the country and have ducks, turkeys, and geese producing eggs as well as chickens and my chickens for some reason aren't laying eggs can I ...
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What can I substitute for the egg used to seal egg rolls?

I would like to make a vegan "egg roll". In a normal egg roll, the filling is cooked and then placed in a wrapper, which is folded and sealed with egg before frying. I know how to make substitutions ...
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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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Are reddish egg whites safe to eat?

5 minutes ago I cracked an egg and was surprised with an orange, reddish egg white. It has the color of light fish sauce. The chalazae is red. I would assume that the reddish color comes from the ...
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Egg wash with no yolks or reduced yolks

I am making a recipe today that is basically fried mashed potato bites: Take cold mashed potatoes and mix in a whole egg. Form a little ball of potato around a little cube of cheese. Coat in an egg ...
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Frozen eggs in the shell: thaw and cook or trash them?

I wanted to scramble some eggs and when I cracked them they were frozen solid. Could I have cooked them? I just threw them out. Can you thaw frozen eggs and cook them???
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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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What's the best approach to get runny-yolk sunny side up fried eggs?

I like my eggs Sunny-side up, and ideally, with runny yolk but fully firmed up whites (including a millimeter-thin film of cooked yolk/whites on top of the yolk - not sure if there's a technical term ...
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Egg substitute for cookie-flavor syrup

My goal is to transfer the taste of chocolate chip cookies to milk, as a milk drink. I normally bake cookies with eggs of course. But the taste I want to achieve is exactly the unbaked mix of brown ...
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Why do some eggs crack while being boiled?

It doesn't happen with every egg. It happens with only some of them. It doesn't have anything to do with fridge. Almost always I take the eggs out of the fridge and put them in water for boiling. ...
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Can you make french toast without eggs and gluten?

I have an allergy to eggs and gluten. But before getting the allergy my favorite breakfast food was french toast. I've tried gluten free bread dipped in soy milk but it's not the same and doesn't ...
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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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Keep a frittata puffy

My frittatas always deflate. I've heard all kinds of differing advice: add flour, add tapioca flour/starch, add corn flour, add baking powder... I was once even told to add a little yoghurt! The base ...
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Combining melted chocolate with eggs

I've come across a number of recipes (the most recent of which was this) which suggest various combinations of adding hot melted chocolate to a mixture that contains eggs. The problem that I have ...
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What do you call a scrambled omelette?

I sometimes fry vegetables and chicken, crack a couple of eggs into the pan and stir it all for a while. Serve as is, or with fried rice or noodles. Does this dish have a common name?
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Does a Romanian omletă ţărănească (peasant omelette) have standard ingredients?

I am currently travelling in Romania and have been enjoying a breakfast each morning of "omletă ţărănească", which can be translated to English as "peasant omelette". What I'm wondering is whether ...