Humpty Dumpty was pushed!
So, how do you like your eggs? I prefer mine sunny side up so the yolk is nice and runny. It mixes well in hash browns, or sopped up with toast.
Although, I do like a nice scrambled egg. but not just the egg. It has to have some potato, sausage, onion and cheese mixed up in it.
People have been eating eggs for a long, long time. I like to ask people who eat eggs, "who was the first person to follow a chicken and say, 'I'm eating the next thing that comes out it's butt!'". In fact, I believe I made an oddities post about that very subject.
The truth is, people most likely saw birds and animals eating eggs and thought, 'Unhg...og ook ook AHH AHH AHH!!!!" (that's my clever way of implying humans started eating eggs back when we were still more tree-dwelling primate and less bipedal hominid)
While most of us enjoy eating eggs, there is a lot that you don't know about them. SOme things are kind of neato, some are icky. But rest assured, I'm going to tell you all about them.
If you want to tell how fresh your eggs are, look at the shell. A fresh egg will have a rough, almost chalky surface. Older eggs will have a smother shell.
If you don't trust your eyesight, float your egg in a bowl of water. If it lays horizontally, it's fresh. If it sits at a 45 degree angle, it's about a week old. And if it stands up....it's time for new eggs.
If you don't have water handy, you can just shake the egg. A fresh egg will be solid. Ao older egg will have movement in the shell.
If you crack a fresh egg into a pan to fry, it's yolk will be a nice high sphere and the white will contain its self in a small area. Older eggs spread out.
If you have older eggs, boil them. It's easier to peel an older boiled egg than it is to peel an egg that was fresh when boiled.
Fresh eggs take longer to boil than older eggs.
When you remove boiling eggs from the stove, always run cold water over them for a minute to stop the cooking. This prevents the green ring around the yolk.
Always keep your eggs in the carton. Egg shells are porous and will absorb all the nasty smells from your fridge. And, flavor is mostly smell.
If you are cracking eggs into a bowl, and you get a small piece of shell in the egg, don't worry. When you pour the egg out of the bowl, the shell will stick to the bowl.
When whipping egg whites, even the smallest bit of egg yolk will contaminate the whites and prevent the nice frothy whip.
A pinch of Cream of Tartare will make your whipped egg whites even fluffier.
Don't beat your egg whites in an aluminum bowl. It will turn them grey.
If you cook eggs, make sure you don't put ketchup on them. That's just gross. I mean, seriously....mixing egg yolk with ketchup is revolting. But, that's not a fact, it's just my opinion. So if you must consume your eggs with ketchup, don't do it near me. I grew up having to sit between my mom and dad, and across from my sister, and they all doused their eggs with ketchup. Eewww. But then, I have issues with ketchup. I don't consider it to be edible.
Woah...I got a little side tracked. Why do you people let me do that?
Anyway, eggs. I guess that's enough about eggs for today. Believe me, I could go on and on about eggs. I mean, ostrich eggs, turkey eggs, fish eggs, frogs eggs, human eggs, Cadburys Cream Eggs.....
But, I think I'll save those facts for later posts. It's Thursday night and I need to get to bed. I have the day off tomorrow, but I want to get up early and make myself a nice big breakfast with eggs. (Two sunny side up with two sausage links and a couple slices of a toasted baguette)
Have a good weekend, and I'll be back Monday with a spectacular post. (maybe. I still don't have a subject yet)