Food Discussion : The Egg and its Shell

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  1. Destee

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    Is there a way to insure that the shells of boiled eggs will always come off smoothly ... without tearing the egg up?!

    Sometimes they slip right off and sometimes I need tweezers ... :lol: ... what am I doing wrong?

    Are these "old" eggs or sump'n ...

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  2. Thandiwe

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    LOL!, i thought i was the only one having this problem. sometimes i figured it was because i wasn't waiting for the egg to cool before trying to separate it from the shell.

    how can you tell when eggs are too old?
     
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    Destee....

    the fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel...and make sure you get the skin as well as the shell when you first peel it...and I was always told to only tap it gently with the back side of the spoon to crack the shell....

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    Thandiwe...

    if you put an egg into a glass of water and it floats to the top...it is too old..

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    (where's my pencil? ... jotting this down :) Thanks Kitana ... good stuff.
     
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    what are you kitana some kind of eggologist? :D

    just playin'...

    l have a question about eggs.
    that "black dot" in the yoke part- is that the eye or somethin'.?
    (or maybe a bad egg :confused:)
     
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    j'hiah...as much as i'd like to be one...I can't be an eggologist because I don't know the answer to your question....

    why is that little black dot there..I haven't got a clue:x:

    I do know though that if you roll the egg between your hands after tapping the shell, it will make it peel easier..
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    running hard-boiled eggs under cold water stops them from getting that dark green tinge around the outside of the yoke...

    ;)
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  8. Destee

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    Thandiwe ... whew ... i thought i was the only one too ... always trying different things hoping i could master this challenge! :)


    Kitana ... thanks for the info, i'm going to try it next time i have to boil eggs ... what is the "shelf" life of an egg ... Dr. E ... hehehehe ... :)


    ZeroGravity ... i'm with you, taking notes too ... maybe Kitana will share some "down under" recipes with us too ... :)


    ... :lol: @ eggologist ... J'hiah I've never seen a black dot in the yolk ... :eeek: ... you're gonna have me crack'n a egg just ta see this!


    Thanks yall for chiming in on this one.

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  9. Thandiwe

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    what black dot? i do wonder what the white part between the yolk and whites? someone once told me they thought it was the sperm.

    kitana, that is some interesting information.

    now i must go get a glass of water and check my eggs. :)
     
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    next time you all crack an egg, look at the yoke part all the way around, you're sure to see a black dot, like an eye or somethin'..
    :puke:
     
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