Important FAQs on Eggs,Eggs FAQS, Important Tips on Eggs

Well friends, here is a list of FAQs related to eggs:

How to hard cook eggs?
To hard cook eggs, put in a pan of cold water to cover. Boil and then remove the pan from the heat. Cover and let stand 10-20 minutes. Immediately rinse in cold water. The eggs will be tender and the yolk will be an even yellow.

How to prevent cracking in eggs?
When boiling eggs, add one tsp. vinegar to water, to prevent cracking.

What to do when eggs crack during boiling ?
Add a little vinegar to the water to help seal the crack.

How to peel a boiled egg easily?
Poke it with a small sewing needle before hard-boiling or add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling. The egg will peel with ease. Moreover, hard boiled eggs will peel easily when cracked and placed in cold water immediately after taking out of the hot water.

How to check whether an egg is fully boiled or not?
To determine whether an egg is hard-boiled, spin it. If the egg spins, it is hard boiled. If it does not spill and wobbles then it is raw.

How to slice a hard boiled egg easily without crumbing the yolk?
When slicing hard-cooked eggs, to avoid crumbing, wet the knife in cold water for a few seconds and then cut the egg.

How to store egg yolk?
To store egg yolks, pour a tablespoon of water over them. The water keeps them moist.

How to use left over yolk?
The left over yolks of eggs (left over when baking require whites only or when you have to eat the egg whites only) can be dropped into a pan of boiling and salted water. When cooked, they are ready to add to a salad.

How to separate egg white from the yolk?
To separate the whites of an egg from the yolk, break the egg into a funnel. The white will slip through, but the yolk will stay in the funnel. If a bit of egg yolk gets into the whites you've just separated, touch the yolk with a damp cloth. It will pick up the yolk quickly and cleanly.

How to increase volume of egg whites?
Add one tea spoon cold water for each egg white before beating and you will have double the volume.
Or you can add a pinch of salt when beating the white of eggs. This helps them to froth up quickly.

How to remove egg shels from a beaten egg ?
The best tool for removing pieces of eggshell from a bowl of egg whites, is a large piece of the eggshell. They are attracted to the shell as if its a magnet. Wash your eggs before breaking to prevent contamination.

How to make fluffier omelets?
For fluffier omelets, add a pinch of cornstarch before beating. You can stir briskly with a fork as this will allow more air in the omelet. This also makes it light and fluffy. You can even add one tablespoon of water to an egg before beating. Your omelet will turn out fluffier and larger.

How to store eggs in the refrigerator?
  • Don't wash them before putting them in the fridge.

  • Line the eggs up pointed side down in the egg tray.

How to store egg whites?
If you have extra egg whites, freeze them in plastic ice cube trays.

How to differentiate hard boiled eggs and raw eggs?
When boiling eggs, add a little food coloring to the water. You can also put a drop of it on each egg. Now you have color-coded eggs, which help you to find the hard boiled eggs among the raw eggs.

How to find the freshness of an egg?
Fill a large bowl full with cold water. Drop an egg in it. If the egg goes to the bottom and lies on its side, it is FRESH. If it stays on the bottom and stands up at a 90 degree angle, it is about 10 to 12 days old. If it floats to the top, it is bad and should not be opened.

Some more tips
  • Do not boil eggs in the microwave as pressure builds up and there are chances of the eggs exploding.

  • For cholesterol conscious people, it is advisable to use two egg whites in place of one whole egg.

  • If you want to make an eggless cake, then mix one tsp. vinegar and one tsp. baking soda dissolved together in thee ingredients. This will take the place of one egg when making a cake.
    If there is a shortage of one egg in the middle of a recipe, substitute one teaspoon cornstarch and one teaspoon vinegar. This will only work for one egg only.

  • You won't drop the eggs if you moisten your fingers before removing them from the carton.

Nutritional value of eggs
Eggs are a nutritional. Eggs provide 11 different vitamins and minerals, high quality protein, healthy fats and important antioxidants. Eggs are tasty, convenient and good value for money making them a good part of a well balanced, healthy diet.