There’s no secret to using eggs to create delicious, wholesome meals and snacks. So we’ve brought you a dozen secret tips and tricks to help you make the most of Sunny Queen eggs. Get cracking!
- Always refrigerate your eggs under 5˚C. Eggs age faster in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
- Store your eggs in the egg carton as opposed to transferring them to your fridge door. In addition to preventing damage, egg cartons reduce water loss and prevent flavours from other foods being absorbed into the eggs.
- If you find a dirty or cracked egg, throw it out.
- Always wash hands before and after handling raw eggs.
- Shell eggs once cracked should be fully cooked before consumption.
- If in doubt, the tried-and-true glass water trick will tell you if your eggs are still fresh. If the egg lays on its side at the bottom, it is still quite fresh. If the egg stands upright on the bottom, it is still fine to eat, but should be eaten very soon. If the egg floats to the top, it’s past its prime.
- Crack your eggs on a flat surface to avoid a messy break and it lowers the chance of getting egg shells in your bowl.
- Don’t wash eggs as the shell becomes more porous when wet, making it easier for bacteria to get in.
- If you accidently drop an egg on the floor, sprinkle the spillage heavily with salt for an easy clean up!
- Add ½ tablespoon of baking soda to the water when boiling eggs to make peeling the shell easier.
- If you accidently get some shell in the bowl, simply dip your fingers in water to easily pluck it out.
- Use an egg separator to separate your eggs, so any bacteria that might be left on the outside of the shell could make its way into your egg creation.
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