Questions tagged [eggs]

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

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Egg used for breaded poultry added to other parts of the dish. Is this a health hazard?

I often make breaded poultry (chicken, turkey) or pork. To do that, I dump the cut in a bowl of scrambled egg then coat it with flour/breading etc in another plate. The recipe after that varies but ...
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How to avoid holes in Chiffon cake?

I have recently baked a couple of chiffon cakes, overall I'm happy with the bake - the structure and flavor are very good. However I have a recurring issue with large holes in the sponge, see the ...
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How to make creme brulee without egg yolks?

A mixture of milk, fat, sugar and egg yolk will thicken once a certain temperature is reached, but if this temperature is exceeded by a few degrees the resulting product will not be palatable. ...
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Making Eggs for 50 people

My first time, making scrambled eggs for buffet, my company brought in box of liquid eggs, to be cooked in deep stove top pan. Any suggestions of what needs to be done, how much butter, milk, how to ...
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Omelette stuck to pot on low fire with extra virgin olive oil [duplicate]

I've tried to cook an egg with some oil underneath on low fire, trying to make an omelette, but the egg still got stuck and when I turned it over a plate it collapsed apart. It was just some egg and ...
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How to tell doneness of a boiled egg besides time

I live at 7000 feet, so when I want to make a soft-boiled egg, I either undershoot the boiling time when I follow times online, or over shoot it into hard boiled by adjusting too far up. Is there any ...
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Whole Egg, Egg White or Egg Yolk for binding Hamburgers

When I make hamburger patties for the kids I like to add extra grated vegetables in there - usually zucchini, carrots, and onion. Also some herbs. Unfortunately when I cook them the burgers ...
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How do I make a pancake without egg?

I'm trying to make a basic pancake, with traditional texture, fluff, and taste, but without using eggs. Is this possible?
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Cooking Scrambled Eggs ends up with excess liquid

Every time I cook scrambled eggs with veggies or meat in them, there is always liquid at the bottom of the bowl I'm eating them from. Even if I super cook the eggs, even if I super cook the extras ...
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How to properly boil egg white?

I am trying to boil egg white. It's around 500gr. How to boil it properly? In previous attempt, I boil it using a stainless steel container with no lid and put it in a pan filled with water. I screw ...
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Sous vide egg white falling apart on cracking

I've been reading the sous vide guide on serious eats where eggs are supposed to come out like this where after sous viding, you poach it briefly to fully set the white. However when cracking my egg, ...
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Why do my fried eggs start browning very fast?

I've seen people mention how eggs shouldn't become white after they are dropped in the pan. This keeps happening to me even though I use the "water test" and my eggs keep sticking to the pan (I add ...
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Why are egg yolks beaten in a bowl above a pot of hot water?

Why would you beat egg yolks in a bowl above a pot full of hot water? I've seen this technique used in recipes on YouTube. Sometimes they add sugar. Does the heat help increase the volume or is it ...
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How many times can you reheat boiled eggs?

Everything I've found indicates it's safe to reheat boiled eggs - but nothing I can find indicates how many times. (I assume one should chill them back down to fridge temperature quickly after the ...
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Beating egg whites over a double boiler for increased leavening?

I know that whole eggs and egg yolks whip up greater and have more air when beaten with heat, but does the same hold true for egg whites? Would it be beneficial to whip them over a double boiler or ...
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How to have poached eggs in “sphere form”?

I have been trying to learn how to make poached eggs. The main issue I have is the shape of the egg whites. In a "perfect" poached egg, the white builds a sphere around the yolk and covers it ...
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Does hard-boiling eggs in broth impact flavor? [duplicate]

I think the question says it all. I was looking at Marinated Soft Boiled Egg recipes for ramen and while trying them out I found it annoying to have a pot of boiling water for the eggs as well as a ...
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What would be the best order for folding whipped egg whites and yolks into cookie dough?

What would be the best order to mix them in without deflating the batter/dough(along with flour, baking powder and soda)? Should I add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar and then add ...
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What is the difference between using only yolks and whole eggs in a curd?

So, i've been searching for an explination of why some curds use only yolks and others the whole egg while making a curd (for example a Lemon Curd). How can i exchange them ? How does it thickens ...
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How to interpret the date on these eggs?

My organic eggs have a date of June 24 on them; today is June 28. Can I still cook them? (I am not used to purchasing organic eggs.)
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Is it safe to eat hard boiled eggs after washing with peroxide and cold water?

I read that washing eggs with cold water will draw bacteria from the outer shell inward the egg. Are hard boiled eggs made with eggs washed with peroxide and rinsed with cold water before cooking ...
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Genoise vs whipped egg whites - which makes cakes fluffier?

When making a cake utilising all the leavening agents including creamed butter and sugar as well as baking powder and soda, would there be any difference if I were to include whipped egg whites vs ...
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What do I do with the egg that contains a crack while curing in brine?

I am making some salted eggs using a saturated brine solution. I just noticed one of the eggs has crack in it. Should I be worried? The recipe instruction says I should check if one of the eggs have a ...
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creme patissiere too solid

I made a try of creme patissiere with 250 ml UHT milk at 1.5% fat (yes, hence I called it a try), two egg yolks, 22g corn starch, 70g sugar and vanilla. Direction as classic. Beat yolks with vanilla ...
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water in egg shell when cracking open to cook

I purchased some eggs recently and when i went to crack them open to cook there was what seemed to be water in the egg shell. Is this normal because all of the other eggs i have prepared before the ...
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Premix and refrigerate egg omelettes

I would like to crack about a dozen eggs and mix in omelette ingredients and store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a about 4 days for a faster breakfast. Is this safe?
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What's the FDA recommended sous vide temperature for in-shell egg pasteurization?

My problem I am trying to figure out the official FDA guideline for time and temperature of in-shell egg pasteurization process in heated water (sous vide). What have I tried Googled this site, ...
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Eggy cake with less egg is dry: what next?

I'm working to a pretty standard recipe for cake (s.r. flour, butter, sugar, egg, flavours, etc), and it comes out too eggy. I can usually make a sponge without faff but to do that I use a different ...
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Egg YOLK replacement?

I am making an old family recipe for Easter Bread, but I would like to make a vegan version of it for a friend. The non vegan ingredients that the recipe calls for are: milk (substituting with ...
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Substitute whole eggs for egg whites

I will be baking a weight watcher friendly brownie https://sweetsweetrecipes.com/one-point-weight-watchers-sugar-free-chewy-chocolate-brownies that calls for 3 egg whites. I want to use whole eggs ...
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Does this still count as “scrambled eggs”?

Being Chinese-American, I grew up on this stuff. The English name "Chinese steamed eggs" comes from the fact that it comes from Chinese cuisine, and that "steamed" comes from the word 蒸 in 蒸鸡蛋. The ...
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Is there a way to either a) cook an egg with a lighter, b) boil water with a lighter or c) cook 2 minute noodles with no hot water

I want to do these but on camp and my resources are limited to a pot, eggs and 2-minute noodles. Is there any way to do at least one of the above? (Preferably the noodles?)
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How do I add flavor to this amazing looking dish?

I have made an ancient pre-WWII recipe titled "Slovakian-Style Eggs." They look like fried eggs on static electricity. The whites are whipped into what is in effect a meringue, without sugar or any ...
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What is the Key Difference Between Nougat and Meringue?

Both are made from whipped eggs and caramel syrup. Why nougat is viscous and meringue is soft and can become dry and crunchy?
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Green spots on bullseye egg

I cooked some bulls eye eggs with some onion, and after cooking there was some green stain on the albumen, but not before cooking, therefore I wonder what it might be. I thought it could have come ...
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Homemade custard [duplicate]

I made homemade custard and refrigerated it right away. (It contains soy milk, eggs, sugar-free maple syrup, and vanilla. No cornstarch, flour, or preservatives.) How long will it keep in the ...
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Is the induction cooktop sinking my eggs? Why are they sticking to the bottom

I have this tried and true fried egg recipe I have done multitudes of time. It is as simple as putting in a pool of some oil and cracking the eggs into it. I can then cover it and leave it to cook for ...
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How to cook egg whites?

I have bought a bottle of egg whites as I do not enjoy the yolks at all. For normal eggs I'd either fry them on the pan (pour it on non-stick, flip it over sometime later or a few times and done) or ...
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Does Sugar Cook Eggs?

There's a old wives tale of sugar cooking eggs. I was wondering if there's any substance to that or if it's merely a concentration of the egg as the sugars absorb water. I was watching The Try Guys ...
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How to stabilize soft nougat?

Which ways to stabilize soft nougat do you know? By stabilize I mean making it less sticky and preventing it from creeping. I emphasise, that I don't want to add nut flour into nougat, or make it ...
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What kind of vessel is suitable for storing and aging eggnog?

I am planning on making eggnog for the first time. I am from Australia where eggnog is not really a thing, and living in the UK where that still seems to be the case. This means I haven't grown up ...
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What's the difference between cooked and uncooked eggnog?

I am planning on making eggnog for the first time, and in looking across recipes I am finding both “cooked” and “uncooked” recipes. For example, Alton Brown's eggnog recipe on Food Network has both an ...
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Do salt or vinegar in the boiling water help peeling eggs?

In another question, a user commented I've heard some tales that vinegar helps with peeling afterwards and another one responded both are totally useless That struck me as a very good ...
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Egg shells speckled after cooking

I made some boiled eggs and they were white when they went in! I did water, two inches above the eggs (18 of them). 1/3c Apple cider vinegar, and 1T salt... I was using a cheap Walmart pan as we just ...
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When should I add red chili to an omelette?

Is there a proper time to add red chili to an omelette? How should it be mixed in?
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Bag-cooked omelettes turning gray when stored in the fridge

So, we found the omelette in a bag recipe, and decided to use it. Pretty simple, beat the eggs, drop in ingredients, (Usually either Great Value Mozzarella, Fiesta Blend Cheese, or Cheddar) and some ...
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Is there any method to boil a cracked egg without making a mess?

If we boil an egg which already has a crack on its shell before boiling, it will break and spread into the water. In many cases if we put an egg into hot water it will crack also. So, is there any ...
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Is only roe from sturgeon considered as caviar?

Is only roe from sturgeon considered caviar? As sturgeon can only survive in cold waters it cannot occur naturally near the equator. What are substitutes for the sturgeon caviar so that one would be ...
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How to clean up the smell of egg from a pot?

When I cook eggs, the smell spreads to other dishes, such as glasses or cups. This is very embarrassing. I used hot water to wash them, but failed to remove the smell. How do I clean them to remove ...
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Why would eggs have blue in them?

Recently when I scrambled some eggs, I noticed some bright blue patches inside the eggs. Not around the outside, but when I took a bite out of part of one there was a bright blue patch in the uneaten ...

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