Cooking FAQs

Eggs are a great source of protein and a nutritious part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions related to cooking with eggs.

What’s the white stringy thing in the egg, is that safe to leave in?

The stringy white thing is called Chelaze, it is a twisted thick strand of protein/egg white, perfectly safe to use.

Does it matter what size egg we use in the recipe?

Normally recipes and professional kitchens use LARGE eggs.

Is there a difference between the colours of eggs?

The only difference between white eggs and brown eggs is the hen that laid them! Simply put, white eggs are laid by white hens and brown eggs are laid by brown hens. As far as nutrition and taste, they are exactly the same.

Difference between eggs?

When we make meringue and have to whip the egg whites to stiff peaks, what does that mean?

You want to whip the egg whites until they are super stiff, standing in “peaks” in the bowl. You can also almost hold the bowl over your head upside down and they won’t fall out.

How long do we boil eggs for?

Depending on your preference of hard boiled or soft boiled eggs. Refer to image.

How long do we poach eggs for?

Around 2 minutes.

What’s the difference between sunny side up or over easy?

Sunny side up egg is fried with the yolk facing up and is not flipped. An over easy egg is flipped while the yolk is still runny.

Where do I keep my eggs in the fridge?

In its original carton, top shelf, towards the back of the fridge.

What do I do if I get shells in my bowl?

Use half the shell as a magnet, dip down into the bowl and the piece will make it’s way to the half.

Do I have to add cream or milk to my eggs for omelettes or scrambles?

You don’t have to, but it will add a little extra creaminess. You only need 1-2 tbsp. 

Timing on egg cooking – boiled hard, vs boiled soft?

Refer to image.

If I don’t use up all the eggs, how long does a carton last? 

With proper storage, eggs can last 3-5 weeks in the fridge.

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