Questions tagged [eggs]

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

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Egg Yolk Sub for Vegan Potato Gnocchi

Attempts at potato gnocchi Piedmont style -no egg- has yielded rubber bullets or baby mush. Tips from this site may help (ie old potato,freshly baked and riced) with a vegan version but their ...
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What is this brown mass on this egg?

I boiled an egg and while eating it I found this brown mass. It's not gooey - I tested whether I could squeeze it out, but it just ripped with the rest of the egg white. Update: another egg in this ...
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How do I keep hard-boiled eggs from turning green near the yolk? [duplicate]

How do I keep them from turning green yolk? Is it possible?
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What is the ratio of tomatos/onions to egg when making omlette?

I don't know exactly what I'm doing wrong but my omlettes don't have the rigidity as seen in restaurant omelettes and ultimately I get this mixture consisting of chunks of tomato's , egg and onions. ...
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Shelf life of soft or medium boiled eggs?

Its easy to google and find information on the shelf life of hard-boiled eggs from seemingly authoritative sources. It seems roughly 1 week when refrigerated is the going shelf life I see quoted. ...
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Seeking a general rule to predict the number of eggs needed for an omelette to be stable [duplicate]

I'm pretty confident that most of us would have experienced this before. You're trying to cook an omelette. Mise en place. You've got your ingredients prepared, the eggs broken up and beaten in a bowl....
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What’s up with this egg?

I’ve never seen anything like this before. It came like this from the supermarket. EDIT: here's what happened when my wife boiled it:
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Is it possible to cook an egg in a thermos flask?

Scenario: I want to hard-boil a single whole egg with the least amount of effort and active cooking time. I don't own an egg steamer and don't want to buy another kitchen gadget that takes up space ...
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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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Eggless choux pastry recipe yields paper-thin top, gooey bottom

I'm trying to make eggless choux pastries for an egg-allergic friend (my eventual targets are croques-en-bouche and saint-honorés). I have experience with choux pastry, but I've never made an eggless ...
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Replacing raw egg with gellan gum F in Choc Biscuit Cake

Prince William's Grooms Cake recipe contains 1 raw egg that I assume is for emulsification only in this refrigerator cake. Skipping it would not impact enjoyment (have done) but would replacing with 1/...
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Why did my omelette turn gray?

I made an omelette today, and it turned out gray. I'm supposing this is because I did some things wrong, the question is what? Beating the eggs too long Mixing the eggs with cream cheese before ...
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What happens when custard ingredients are reordered?

In the mathematics book How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng in the chapter titled Sameness she mentions the making of custard. She explains that although custard has only three ingredients the order of ...
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Exploding shelled egg in microwave

My partner, dissatisfied with raggedy poached eggs, found an alternative method. Most likely on Facebook :P Break an egg into a glass, add a little water, microwave until cooked. The first attempt ...
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Should I use whole eggs or only yolks in Spaghetti alla Carbonara?

I tried to cook spaghetti alla carbonara and searching out I found out that some recipes use whole eggs and some only the egg yolks. Which way gives the better result?
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Poached eggs at altitude?

I recently signed up for America's Test Kitchen Cooking School and followed their directions for poaching eggs. I brought my water w/ vinegar & salt to a light simmer, removed it from the heat, ...
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Eggs whites on top and side of yolk

When I make a sunny side egg, I notice that the yolk can be sunny side up and ready to eat, yet sometimes there is what seems to be a "ring" of egg white around the perimeter of the yolk and ...
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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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What are the effects of various dairy ingredients in quiche?

What are the effects of various dairy ingredients in quiche? Leaving aside the fact that a dish using cheese is not, technically, "quiche", I've looked into 5 different websites and ...
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Are eggs left in car trunk for 3 days safe to eat? [duplicate]

I had purchased eggs at the supermarket and i forgot them in the trunk of my car for for 3 days are they still okay to eat?
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What caused this "lunar egg"?

A friend boiled this egg using the Food Lab method, and it came out like this: with a ton of little perfect craters like some kind of cartoon moon. He's never seen anything like this before, and ...
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Is there any way to increase the shelf life of mixed egg

I poured the leftover mixed egg white and yolk into a container and I didn't refrigerate it. When I opened after a day there is a bad smell come from the container. Is there any method to preserve the ...
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Custard based ice cream vs eggless ice cream

I'm looking up ice-cream recipes to try to make one for the first time. I found recipes that use the custard base (with eggs) and then some that do not use any eggs. I am also planning to buy an ice-...
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Why does cooking fewer eggs require more water/steam?

I have purchased a Nutri-Q 34360 Healthy Eating Egg Boiler: How does it work? - The eggs are cooked through hot steam. The instructions will guide you on the amount of water that is required ...
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Why do yolks break so easily (sometimes)?

Separating eggs without breaking the yolk isn't one of those problems that keeps me awake at night. Nevertheless, there are occasions where I can't get a single damn yolk to hold together and other ...
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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 do I fix and prevent a baked custard from weeping?

I made a rhubarb custard pie that turned out nicely; the custard was flavored with orange zest and 2 tablespoons of orange juice and 1 teaspoon of orange flower water. I wanted a baked custard made ...
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Effect of adding whole egg or yolk to filo pastry?

I had some success making filo pastry for apple strudel with a mixture consisting of flour, olive oil, lemon juice and white vinegar. The result was actually quite nice except the pastry was very ...
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How can I use up a large quantity of egg? [closed]

(This is not a recipe request, as I will try to make clear.) It's Easter egg season in our household, and my 5 ½-year-old niece is going for quantity, not quality. This means that we have an even-...
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How much oil is necessary to fry/cook eggs?

Say I want to cook sunny-side up or scrambled eggs, I would ask help from my family, but I wanna try it on my own. I have a non-stick pan which as of now kinda sticks and it's what we usually use when ...
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Why not incorporate eggs at the last moment when making crepes?

My question is about the sequence/timing of adding the ingredients. In all crepes recipes I have seen, eggs are added before the batter is mixed. I wonder if it would make sense to add them after. Two ...
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How long can a bread dough containing eggs wait before going to the oven?

I am waiting until the bread has grown enough. Naturally, outside fridge. However, the dough contains a cracked egg among other ingredients. Will it become unsafe to eat? I suppose the oven will ...
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Using manual egg beater to cream eggs and sugar

So I don’t have a whisk or an electric whisk and a lot of baking recipes say to cream eggs and sugar and I used to do it with those tools. Can I cream eggs and sugar with a manual egg beater (in ...
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Food safety of custard slice

A recipe to make custard slices involves cooking egg yolks with milk, sugar, flour and gelatine to 80 degrees Celsius, then folding in beaten egg whites (beaten with a small amount of lemon juice and ...
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How do I ask for eggs, sunny-side-up, but with the top cooked more thoroughly?

If I ask for eggs, sunny-side-up, they will have yellow barely cooked yolks. At home I avoid this by placing a lid and creating hot air or steam that cooks the top more thoroughly. How do I ask for ...
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What effect would replacing the egg in a pie crust with egg whites have?

Based off of the recipes I've read it seems like adding an egg to a pie dough makes it easier to work with and improves the final flavor and texture of the crust. So would adding only egg whites make ...
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Cracked egg leaves egg white residue. Should I worry about the other eggs?

I had an egg crack in the carton and cover the other eggs with egg white. I consider the cracked egg a lost cause, but what about the splash damage? Are the eggs that have received an inadvertent egg ...
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How would changing the amount of egg affect a pancake recipe?

When I make pancakes, the recipe I use calls for 1 egg and 1c of flour. However, usually I increase the flour (up to 50%) to make a bit more. I've tried both keeping 1 egg, or adding a second one, but ...
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Can you beat eggs inside their own shell?

A random thought: can you shake an egg vigorously enough to beat it inside its own shell? Aside from this patent I can find nothing about this. Any thoughts, recipes?
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Are my eggs still good? [duplicate]

my fridge went out. It was a good 2 days that the temp inside of the fridge wasn't too warm but it wasn't cold either. I took most of the contents out and placed them on ice. A whole day and a half ...
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What are common techniques for adding eggs to soup? [closed]

I have seen different techniques for adding eggs to soups. They seem to be a polarizing topic - I have known people to find the sight of "raggy" soup disgusting, and I have family members who won't ...
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Why does beating egg whites with cold water increase the volume of incorporated air

From Wikipedia, beating an egg white after adding a small amount of cold water considerably increases the amount of foam produced. Why? What is changed by adding cold water?
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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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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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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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Salt cured egg yolk storage life

Does anyone know long would salt cured salted egg yolks keep in the refrigerator? I've seen a few articles including this one https://practicalselfreliance.com/salt-cured-egg-yolks which notes that ...
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What causes deviled eggs to 'weep'?

I've made deviled eggs hundreds of times over the years. On rare occasion, after being refrigerated, they weep. I always follow the same procedure, making sure that the egg whites are completely dry ...
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Egg yolk substitute for whole eggs in strata

Can I use egg yolks for all or part of whole eggs in strata?
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Milk or water for fluffier scrambled eggs?

I used to add milk to eggs when whipping them, but someone told me that water was better since it evaporated and made the eggs fluffier. I've tried it, and I'm not sure which one works better. Does ...
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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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