Questions tagged [eggs]

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

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Pickled Eggs with slightly gooey yolks?

In short, is it safe to make pickled eggs where the yolk is still soft? I want to make some jars of pickled eggs to give as Christmas presents but I hate hard boiled eggs. I have a technique down pat ...
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How to make a custard (royale) that sets up firm on the stovetop?

I was trying to make royales for consomme for the first time, since I figured I already have spare yolks already. Following a recipe for custard in general that said one can use as much as 4 yolks per ...
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How can I make menemen look better?

So, there is this famous Turkish dish called menemen. It does not look very appetizing: It is prepared using scrambled eggs, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cheese. Here is a detailed recipe. ...
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How do I make prettier fried eggs?

I have no problem cooking fried eggs to my desired doneness or keeping them intact while cooking and serving. But eggs cooked by professional chefs and diner line cooks look like this: The white ...
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Can I pastuerize eggs for eggnog without sous vide?

I would like to safely make eggnog with raw egg. The options I have read about are buying pasteurized eggs (can't find any locally) and sous vide (I don't have specialised equipment). Is there any ...
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Are the eggs in semi-freddo cooked?

In the recipe that I used for raspberry semi-freddo, one beats the eggs and castor sugar in a heat-proof dish over simmering water until it becomes thick. Are the eggs actually cooked? What is the ...
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How to prevent egg muffins sticking to non-stick muffin pan?

I have good quality non-stick mini-muffin pans that are in perfect condition, and I spray them very thoroughly with canola cooking spray. I don't have a problem with sticking with anything except my ...
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How long do eggs last in the refrigerator out of the shell?

I dropped my carton of eggs when putting away groceries. The eggs were broken severely enough that the internal membrane ruptured and I had to remove them from their shells. I went ahead and used ...
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Temperature gradients in boiled/baked eggs?

In my Science of Cooking class, we were asked to do a lab involving hard-cooked eggs using two forms of convection heat, dry (in the oven at 450 degrees) and wet (boiling water). For both the boiling ...
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monster egg . how to

I recently found a recipe for making a monster egg... i think it may have been medieval. The recipe required 6 eggs for yolk and white. the yolk and whites would be separated into 2 pigs bladders and ...
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Safe to leave eggs in water overnight?

I want to have boiled eggs in the morning when I wake up. For this I want to use a standard rice cooker. My plan is to add the eggs and water before going to bed, set a timer and go sleep. Is it ...
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How long can boiled eggs be stored in the 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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How long can I keep raw-egg based salad dressing refrigerated

I made salad dressing with, raw egg, mustard, olive oil, vinegar, minced garlic, salt & pepper. How long can I keep this refrigerated? Thanks
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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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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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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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Substitution of applesauce for eggs in a boxed brownie mix was a failure. Did I do something wrong?

Has anyone been successful in replacing eggs with applesauce in a box brownies recipe? I'm trying to stick with a boxed brownie mix but has an egg and we have someone with an egg allergy in the house. ...
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Why do scrambled/fried eggs stick less when cooked with butter instead of oil?

Whenever I'm doing scrambled or fried eggs, I use butter and a regular frying pan (aluminium I think) without any special non-stick coating. They never stick to the pan, it's as if they're floating on ...
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Is the print on eggs safe for consumption?

I notice that many eggs nowadays have print on them that states the expiration date of the egg. I have only see the print in pink. Are these print safe for consumption, for example, if I boil an egg ...
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Why is egg and orange juice such a bad combo? [closed]

Eggs and orange juice are not uncommon around the breakfast table, but unfortunately, eating and drinking both in the same mouthful was an unpleasant surprise. It was as if a chemical reaction had ...
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Hardcooked eggs by steaming (not boiling)

Can anyone relate an exact, foolproof method of steaming eggs, to yield hardcooked eggs? I'd appreciate whatever clear, concise instructions are available on the process, including what not to do.
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How to make omelettes extremely quickly

When you hear of people making extreme quantities of omelettes in record time (think: contests), is there a special technique one needs to master in order to do this? Or is it simply a matter of being ...
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How to make century eggs?

I have discovered century eggs while living in Thailand, and instantly fell in love with these treats. Unfortunately, I haven't lived in Thailand for a few years now, and I desperately miss century ...
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How to achieve in my homed-made mayo the same strong 'egg flavor' as in store-bought mayo?

I have been experimenting with home-made mayonnaise recently. My favourite mayonnaise brands like Hellmann's and Hienz have three distinct taste 'points' that I have tried to achieve: Tangy Salty A ...
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What am I doing wrong soft boiling my eggs?

I've been trying to cook a good soft boiled egg for a long time now, and I don't think I've ever gotten it right. I've tried a bunch of different methods, but this is the one that I've seen thrown ...
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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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Can you put egg shells down the garbage disposal unit?

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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Freezing ready to poach eggs

I am generally a bit strapped for time, so in an attempt to maximise my time my plan is to crack eggs into clingfilm and tie them so they make poaching pods, freeze them, and drop them into water when ...
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poaching an egg in frying canola oil

Last night I was doing some fried schnitzels with canola oil at 130-140C (they were very good). After serving them, I felt adventurous and wondered what would happen if I tried to poach an egg in ...
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Do free range eggs have different cooking properties?

I've heard the slogan 'Happy chooks make for happy cooks', implying that free-range eggs make for more successful cooking. Do eggs from free roaming chickens actually have a discernible difference in ...
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Does beating hot oil into eggs before cooking an omelette make a difference?

Usually, when I prepare an omelette, I pour oil in a cast iron pan and heat it. In the meantime, I prepare the eggs and I beat them fluffy. When the oil is pretty hot, I pour it in the eggs while ...
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If you microwave leftover egg shells is the salmonella dead on the shells

I don't have any pictures. If you microwave leftover egg shells is the salmonella strain killed or not?
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Can you eat turkey eggs?

I'm considering acquiring a few turkey hens and was wondering can you eat Turkey eggs? Has anyone eaten one? How do they taste?
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Would adding more egg help crumbling cookies?

As this is a controversial subject I cannot just ask it to the majority of the women I know that bake. I make cookies for my father who has cancer and was losing weight at an alarming rate until I ...
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Boil an egg in the microwave

Is it possible to boil an egg in the microwave? Ideally without having to pierce the shell first
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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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How do I make the panko bread stick to my egg-coated chicken?

I am trying to do a pan-fried schnitzel with chicken breast coated in a mix of eggs, salt, pepper, some ketchup, a bit of olive-oil and sweet paprika. Once I coat the chicken in the egg mix, I try to ...
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Are there desserts which use whole eggs (not mixing them in)?

It is my opinion that all savory dishes can be improved by putting a fried egg on top, and I've yet to find an exception. However, the idea of doing that to a sweet dish seems totally foul. ...
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Macarons with no feet in convection oven [duplicate]

I made a french macaron (french meringue) and the result was aweful. The recipe is: 275 g almond with 250 g powder sugar 6 egg whites with 210g sugar 10 minutes on 160 Celsius. What was wrong
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How to store hard boiled eggs that are peeled so to avoid moisture build up?

On the weekend I usually make 10 hard boiled eggs and peel them so I can eat 2 every morning during the work week. It's a big time saver in the morning, but when I store them in a plastic container in ...
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White areas in egg yolk

I cracked open three eggs in a pan and in one of them the yolk looked mottled and it looked like swirly white areas inside the yolk. (I am not referring to the chalaza stringy bit or the germinal disk)...
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Why do Duck eggs have longer expiry than Chicken Eggs?

Duck eggs seem to get about a 6-week extension on their expiry date over chicken eggs. The latest pack I bought yesterday (Mar 19) expire May 25th, whereas the chicken eggs, at best, expire mid-April)....
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Why mixing hot syrup (sugar + water) into yolks in sabayon?

Recently I browsed for tiramisu recipes where ricotta replaces the mascarpone. In this particular (italian) recipe the sabayon is started by adding hot syrup to whipped yolks: I have always mixed ...
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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 obscene....
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What will happen if I leave out hardboiled eggs in water for four weeks?

Stupid me forgot to take out two, unpeeled hard boiled eggs still in the water before leaving on a 4-week long vacation. If I just leave them be, will they stink up my apartment with that terrible ...
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Why does almond milk make eggs stick to a nonstick pan?

I was doing an experiment when I was making eggs this morning, and tried friendly farms almond milk instead of regular milk in my eggs, and the eggs stuck to the pan, when they normally won't without ...
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How can I cook an egg to win at egg tapping?

Easter is coming up, and I was wondering how I should prepare eggs to be as strong as possible for a game of egg tapping? The egg should still look and feel like a regular egg (although it's probably ...
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How do I prevent an egg cracking while hard boiling it?

Sometimes when I cook hard boiled eggs they will crack in the saucepan, and some of the egg will seep out into the water. Am I boiling the water too vigorously, or can I add something to the water to ...
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How to make my scrambled eggs more yellow?

I make a very simple scrambled eggs combining two eggs with a knife of cream cheese. Sometimes I've had this and it has been a warm yellow colour. Other times it has been a pale white colour. My ...
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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?