Eggs

Eggs are an important ingredient in cooking or baking. What tips do you have for using eggs?

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September 27, 20020 found this helpful

I add a tablespoon or so of mayonnaise to my omelet mixture. It helps to make them fluffy.

- Susan

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September 27, 20020 found this helpful

I like my poached egg whites firm. I add salt to the water before putting in my poaching trays.

- Susan

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October 1, 20020 found this helpful

When you have egg yoke stuck to a plate for easier cleaning, first rinse it with cold water. Hot water cooks the yoke to the plate which makes it much harder to wash off.

- Marianne

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October 5, 20020 found this helpful

Easy cheap meals with eggs.

Eggs, used but not abused, are a fine source of protein.

Fried egg sandwich. Fry one egg, and put it between two slices of bread. My husband thinks it is best with mayo, but I think most people prefer ketchup. I like it best with grape jelly! For extra sauce, while you eat, contemplate that this is a meal mentioned in literature about the Depression, and other stories of people going through hard times. It is too nice to reserve just for hard times! Serve with at least one vegetable or fruit.

Renewed left-overs. Beat one egg and mix it with about half to one cup solid leftovers. Pour into hot frying pan, and turn over until egg is cooked. Serve up hot with a slice or two of toast. If your leftovers don't have veggies, serve them as a side dish.

Fish patties. Take one can of generic mackerel. Drain, reserving liquid. (Wastefulness is not nice or smart.) If you have instant potatoe flakes, mix that into the liquid until it's thick -- if not, use flour. Now, add some garlic, black pepper, and perhaps some celery seed or dill seed, and mix in one egg. A bit of chopped onion, celery, and/or pickle is nice too. With a fork, flake the fish, and add it all, including those bones (they are soft enough to chew up) to the batter. Taking a heaping tablespoon, shape into patties, and fry until golden brown on each side. Just like meatloaf, this is great hot or cold. That's good, because unless you have a large family, you will have left-overs. Serve with a starch and at least one fruit/veggie.

Egg-whisk soup. In any hot broth, slowly pour in one beaten egg, whisking it as you pour. This will produce fine strands of cooked egg. You may add finely chopped or cooked vegetables, chopped cooked meat, noodles, left-over rice, whatever. Be sure you balance the protein with starch and fruit/veggie.

Egg salad sandwich. One hard boiled egg, mash with fork. Mix in salt, pepper, and mayo. For the best taste, add finely chopped pickle, onion, celery, or olive. Makes at least one nice sandwich. I rather like to put this in a pita, but I love it on an onion kaiser roll. Also works well on crackers. Add a side of fruit/veggie.

Please note. Most Americans eat far too much protein food. One egg is a whole serving of meat. One 8oz glass of milk is a whole serving of meat. One slice of cheese is a whole serving of meat. One 2oz piece of steak, about a half-inch thick and as long and wide as a credit card is a whole serving of meat. Thus, a quarter-pounder with cheese is almost two days' worth. You only need two or three servings per day. You need about four to six servings of starch -- rice, noodle, potato, or bread. But the 'five a day' of fruit and/or vegetable is just the bare minimum.

For optimum health, you need two or more helpings from the fruit and vegetable group with each of your three squares. If you are hungry between meals, want more on your plate, whatever, eat more fruits and vegetables. Go for the most color -- intensely colored fruits and vegetables have more life-giving vitamins. If you get several colors daily, you will almost certainly get a good combination of vitamins and minerals.

Rose B, mother of three, in NC

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May 5, 20040 found this helpful

When boiling eggs add a little bit of salt to the water to make the shells more firm. Bring to a boil for about ten minutes and turn off heat and let set about 3-5 mins. Rinse under cold water and peel. The shells should come right off, leaving you with a beautifully smooth egg white. Wonderful for deviled eggs!

**We started raising our own chickens last year and found that fresh homegrown eggs have firmer shells and do not need the extra salt in the boiling water for boiled eggs. Otherwise, your shells sticks to the egg and makes the job harder. Same will happen if you add too much salt to your boiling water.

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October 6, 20040 found this helpful

buy them on sale & break them into a container & freeze them - if you want to freeze for using in cake or other - coat a muffin tin with some butter & freeze them individually then remove them from the tin & put them in a bag & store until they are needed

I have a container full from summer when I got them for 50c a doz ! I had NO idea what I might need them for but I have them for when the occassion arrises !

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December 10, 20050 found this helpful

To stretch scrambled eggs try adding cottage cheese...taste great....creamy too!

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December 16, 20050 found this helpful

eggs are important for everything.

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March 16, 20060 found this helpful

baked eggs

butter the insides of your muffin tin

break one egg into each hole

break 1/2 slice of day old bread onto each egg - pour milk into a glass for easier handeling

& top off each egg/bread with milk (powdered will work as well) dot the tops with butter salt & pepper - bake about 30 mins at 325 F

so very very delicious - especially with salmon patties & cottage cheese !

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