Fun with eggs is a post for all eggs lovers, like myself :) Have a look & discover some fun facts & tips about eggs, today.
Small, tasty thingy with a fragile shell, in the same time its dome-shaped end makes it hard to crack. Lets have a closer look shall we?
“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
An ancient dilemma of all philosophers, and pretty much everyone else around the world. I guess this controversy is on the same level as topic of religion or politics. The question about the first chicken or egg also evoke the questions of how life & whole universe in general began. Well today, let’s pretend its the EGG (let’s be honest – its seems much easier to create that little thingy than the chicken with all those organs & feathers :D).
Eggs are incredibly nutritious – Boiled large egg has around 80 calories. For more nutrition facts check Wikipedia.
Translating the label
All those different names on the labels, its confusing, ain’t?
Cage-free — hens are not in cages, but that doesn’t mean they are in an open field with the sun overhead. More possible, they are free in some warehouse, but their living conditions can vary widely.
Natural — anyone can use the term “natural” to describe their eggs, so this means nothing, as there are no synthetic eggs (let’s hope :D)
Free-range — hens are free to roam the outdoors at some point, but there is no regulation specifying how long, so there is no way to know how much time they actually spend outside.
Certified Organic / BIO — hens have some access to the outdoors & are fed an organic vegetarian diet that excludes any pesticides, animal by-products, or genetically modified foods.
- Easy tricks how nicely peel a boiled egg: 1. using “older” eggs; 2. submerging eggs in ice water after they boiled; 3. tap the egg on countertop until it’s covered with cracks; 4. roll it between your palms; 5. start peeling from the large end.
- When whisking the eggs for omelet or scrambled eggs, add in a bit of milk for softer & creamier results.
- Try following method for soft or hard-boiled eggs: Place eggs into the pan, cover them with a cold water (water level 1inch / 2.5cm above eggs). Bring the water to a boil, and then take the pan off the heat & cover it with a lid. Let eggs finish cooking. The time depends on size of your eggs: 3 soft, 6 medium, 10 hard.
- If you can’t be bothered with time calculations, use an egg boiler like me :)
Did you know?
- Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can get – Hurray Gym freaks – eggs time!
- To tell if an egg is raw or cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily – its cooked, if it wobbles – it’s raw.
- Egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.
- Did you ever wondered – Why don’t they hatch? Easy – A hen must mate with a rooster in order to fertilize an egg. Grocery store eggs, for obvious reasons, are laid by hens that haven’t mated. Ufff what a relief – no killing of unborn chicks! :D
- Yolk colour depends on the diet of the hen.
- An egg’s shell depends on the breed of the hen that laid it. Quite obvious – Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs & hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.
- Eggs should be edible for a 3-4 weeks after the “Sell By” date, so don’t toss them in the garbage right away, To check if they are still good, take a big whiff of it after cracking. You’ll feel it if it is no good.
- Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
- An egg has around 70cal and 5g of fat.
- Cholesterol – An egg contains 2/3 of recommended daily cholesterol intake, but studies show that regular egg consummation does not increase risk of heart disease. So they don’t affect blood cholesterol!
- Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that have major benefits for eye health.
- Eggs contain a high dose of protein (help you build muscle) & healthy fats (help you feel full) at little caloric cost. Also antioxidants that fight cancer & reduce the effects of ageing.
- Official advice to mothers could be changed to “British Lion” stamped eggs are safe soft-boiled, poached or fried – but imported or restaurant eggs should be avoided. Read more here.
Quick egg spread – half hard-boiled egg, spoon of mayo, salt, pepper, raw or dry dill. Mush & mix. Enjoy on a piece of toast or with baked potato.
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow, author & writer
The studies clearly show that eating up to 3 whole eggs per day is perfectly safe… great news! So lets cracking & have real fun with eggs, in the kitchen! Check my 10 delicious egg’s recipes for any occasion.
Thanks for your time guys & see you soon with some delicious egg’s recipes. Xxx