Egg Eating Rules

Discussion in 'Egg Quality & Storage' started by doug, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. doug

    doug New Member

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    What are the "rules" for eating eggs.

    Is it best practice to wait until they are so old before eating or cooking with?
     
  2. cindy

    cindy New Member

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    the only eggs I let age abit before eating are the ones I set aside to make deviled
    eggs because they peel better then the really fresh ones.
    all other get eaten or sold within a few days.
     

  3. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe New Member

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    Yup. The fresher the better for us.
     
  4. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    I also wait a few days before using them to hard boil.
     
  5. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    As a side note ... :D

    If you have anyone helping to gather eggs (kids ;)) It is wise to break the eggs in a bowl/cup first and not right into your recipe. Some hen can intimidate kids and others, so they don't always gather all the eggs.

    Not pretty ... not pretty, at all. :eek:
     
  6. ThreeJ

    ThreeJ New Member

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    I just use whatever I have at the time.
     
  7. Jason

    Jason New Member

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    THAT sounds like a lesson learned the hard way.
     
  8. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    So true ...

    After that I started checking behind them. lol
     
  9. Kozykitten

    Kozykitten New Member

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    I use mine right away for everything. Steaming them for 20 minutes instead of boiling then putting in ice water makes the shell come off like a store bought egg.
     
  10. orna

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    Steaming instead of boiling? Cool - going to try that for sure! We hardboil a couple dozen quail eggs at a time...peeling is....um, less than fun. !@#%

    Chicken and quail eggs get eaten here as fresh as can be.
     
  11. Kozykitten

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    I loved devilled eggs but couldn't eat them for a long time because I would lose a huge amount of white trying to peel. I tried a bunch of different "tricks" that didn't work. I ran across this one, tried it and it worked like a dream. I tested it out first doing eggs for potato salad. LOL. I think out of a dozen or so eggs, a little piece of white stuck in one little place.
    I don't know if there is a time difference for quail eggs since they are so tiny but for chicken eggs, I just used a steamer basket that you put in any pot and steamed 20 minutes. They come out "hard boiled" from that time. I don't know what time would make "soft boiled". I have seen other places that said 10 minutes for "hard" so 20 could be overkill, but it was what I was originally told. Also, no green ring around the yolk.
     
  12. orna

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    very cool Kozy - thanks!
     
  13. anderson8505

    anderson8505 New Member

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    Older the better for boiled eggs. Otherwise, fresh eggs from your own hens at any time are better than store eggs. Unless you're allergic to eggs, like me. :(