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Tips And Tricks: Checking And Cooking Eggs

Updated on May 24, 2011

How to know if eggs you're using are good or bad?

Simply fill a cup or a bowl of tap water, place the egg in water if it lies in the bottom, then it's a very fresh one. If the egg slightly bobs up then it's a week or so old. If it floats totally on water so it's three weeks or so old and you mustn't use it.

If you have time and interested to know the explanation, read the following. If you don't want to know skip and go to the next tip.


In the large end of the egg, there is a small air pocket, this pocket is small when the egg is fresh. As the egg ages, it loses both moisture and carbon dioxide and shrinks so that the size of the air space increases.

How to prevent eggs from slippering as you emove them from cartoon?

Just run your fingers under the faucet to make them wet, then hold eggs.

This is one Lisa SD's discoveries and I've tried it and worked.

Which egg is hardboiled?

 Some times raw and boiled eggs are mixed up and checking that by breaking shell is not right solution if you don't want to break a raw egg.

What to do? Just spin the egg on the top of a table and see which spins well. If the egg spins well then it's the boiled one, and if it wobbles and spin slowly then it's the raw one.


Tips to get well boiled hard eggs

Simply put eggs in a pan and make sure they're well covered with water. Add 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tbsp salt to water and put it on fire to boil. After it starts boiling leave it for 3 minutes.

How to make nice fluffy omelette

If you're going to use 2 eggs. You'll need 2 tbsp milk and 1/2 tsp baking powder and add salt and black pepper if you want. Beat eggs in a bowl and add all other ingredient. Mix them well or blend them in a blender for 30 seconds. Put butter or spray oil in a skillet and heat well before you place all ingredients. Cover the skillet and leave it on a low heat for 2minutes. you can turn it to let the other side get a nice colour.

How to make delicious spanish omelette

 Beat 2 eggs in a bowl. Slice a small onion, a small bell pepper (green or red or orange) and a small tomato. Mix onion, tomato and pepper with eggs. Add salt and black pepper up to the taste. Use a hot greasy skillet as previous to cook, covered on low heat for two minutes.

Egyptian omelette

This is one of the tastiest traditional ways to cook eggs in Egypt.

You need

2 eggs, 1/4 a cup of diced onions 2 tbsp flour, 1/4 a cup of minced parsley, salt and pepper up to taste and 1/4 a cup of oil.

Fr onions in oil till it becomes golden yellow, add flour and mix on low heat then add parsley and keep mixing. put the mixture in a bowl and leave it aside to cool down. In another bowl beat eggs and mix well with a fork adding salt and pepper. When the mixture cools down add it to eggs and mix well.

Heat a greasy skillet very well then put the mixture and cover it. Reduce heat and cook it for 2-3 minutes till it hardens.

If you need to know some tips to colour eggs for Easter using natural colours from food visit the Egyptian Easter pie hub page by clicking here.



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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      You're most welcomed PegCole. When I was young I cleaned up granny's kitchen and I put all the eggs together, then simply I saw her making the classification by just spining eggs and I was surprised of the result.

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      Peg Cole 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is good info to know. Sometimes I get the hb eggs mixed up with the fresh ones. Now I can tell them apart. Thank you. Nice recipes too.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thank you Viking for the sweet words ;)

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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      Great information here about eggs. Love the recipes too.