Friday, August 1, 2014

"Egg-citing" Tips! - Tips on eggs...if that wasn't clear lol :)

Here's all the tips that I've come across on Eggs - seems like a pretty common ingredient lol :)

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Crush your eggshells and put them in the bottom of planting holes in the garden - Two really cool reasons:

1) A lot of veggies (tomatoes, peppers, etc...) need calcium to achieve full flavor potential and a lot of soil (in america especially) is lacking in calcium... this is a GREAT way to supplement

2) They deter Slugs and Snails from eating your seedlings at the root. They have soft undersides and can't slither across anything sharp.

Here's another one of those "how to fish out those little egg shell pieces out of the rest of the egg" tip - I need a better name for these lol

It happens to all of us, and I've used a couple different methods... but apparently all I ever had to do was wet my finger. Not sure what the science is behind it, but I was really surprised at how much easier it was... forehead slap! 

However you like your eggs, this is a neat little technique with an onion ring to make sure they're perfect! Even if you scramble them, they'll fit perfectly on your English Muffins! 

Shake your eggs before you boil them to get golden eggs 

This way you can get golden eggs without pestering your daddy for one (is anyone getting the movie reference?)

Push a pin in your eggs before you boil and cool the batch... Seriously... the shell just fell off 

Crack your eggs on the counter instead of the bowl to keep the shells out of your food!

When you tap an egg on the edge of a bowl, you don’t break just the shell. You also break the thin membrane surrounding the white and the yolk, so tiny shell shards can mix with the liquid and end up in the dish. Cracking the egg on a flat surface (like a counter) will create a cleaner break so the membrane stays intact, meaning no shell in your scramble 

If you accidentally crack the eggs trying to get it in there, don't worry. Dye them anyway, they come out looking really cool 

I'd like to say this tip is just for the kids... but I have a lot of trouble dying eggs with that little "wire thing" 

Oh the tip... use a whisk instead of that wire thing 

Boiled eggs can go from "Perfect" to "eww" very quickly.. Not sure how soft you like em', but here's a handy little chart 

Now I know most of you love to peel eggs the traditional way so this tip might not be as "apeeling" to you ("cracking" myself up over here) 

Just use a sharp knife (or sword) and cut it in half, then scoop out with a spoon... not the prettiest presentation, but it works 

Destroying yolks while frying an egg in the pan? - Before you add the egg, heat the spatula (if it's metal) in the oil first. That way the egg won't stick to it 

Hard Cooked Eggs - Rubbery. Chalky, and Green Yolks?

Here’s the fix: To keep the temperature of the egg white and yolk close, heat the eggs GRADUALLY.
- Use a saucepan, cover them by an inch or two with cold water
- Set the pan over high heat
- When the water reaches a full boil, remove from heat
- Cover the pan, and let the eggs stand for 10 minutes.

This cooks them gently and keeps the whites from toughening 

Fun way to separate eggs with an empty soda bottle! You know how sometimes when you're trying to get the shampoo out of the bottle, it sometimes gets sucked back in? The procedure is the same :)

Bell peppers as a ring mold! - If you're like me and you only have 2 mason jar lids, but a bunch of peppers 

Heart Shaped Eggs - Use a heavier stock paper (like an index card) and make sure you do this when they're still warm

Didn't know this - you can make hard-boiled eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop em' in for about 25-30 minutes.

Advantages - Easy Clean up, Easier to Peel, and (depending on the size of your oven) You can cook a lot more of them at once :)

Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda to the water when boiling eggs and the shell will come right off

If you don't have an egg separator handy, break the eggs into a funnel. The whites will go through leaving the yolk intact in the funnel.

If you don't have a funnel handy, then it's back to "shell swappin

To remove egg shells from a batter, use the remaining shell to attract the piece - and you've been using your fingers this whole time 

If you aren't sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water. 
-Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh.
-If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon.
-If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.

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  1. I have tried the Golden Egg method and found that it doesn't work. I shook an egg for 3 minutes straight and it still came out with the yolk and whites still seperate. Is there an easier way to achieve this, it sounds great?!