10 things to know about eggs

1. Eggs cannot be stored in the fridge

Contrary to popular belief (and the egg container sold with the refrigerator), eggs cannot be stored in the refrigerator. For what ? Because they are naturally covered with a protective film which prevents bacteria from passing through. Additionally, supermarket eggs are never kept cool, so why do it at home?

2. Its shell is porous

The egg shell is porous, and this is why, when placed in the fridge, the egg will be able to absorb all the odors. To be avoided, therefore.

3. Its yolk must be consumed within 24 hours

Be careful, you can’t do anything with an already opened egg, a favorite playground for microbes. For example, a raw yolk must be consumed within 24 hours, no more!

4. Every number has a meaning

0, 1, 2 or 3… each egg sold in supermarkets must have a number, written on its shell, to inform the consumer about the breeding method of the laying hen. The 0 indicates that the egg comes from organic farming, the 1 that it comes from outdoor breeding, the 2 from floor farming (the hens are not in cages, but in closed buildings), and the 3 that the hen grew up in a cage.

5. Eggs are not all the same color

In France, eggs are usually beige, but in other countries, such as the United States, they are often white. And it has nothing to do with the “quality” of the egg! Indeed, the coloring of the shell depends on the breed of the laying hen and there are brown (Marans), white (Leghorn), green (Aruna) eggs…

6. We peel an egg, we don’t peel it

To the ear, the two words can easily be confused, yet we peel an egg, and we do not peel it… since it has no scales.

7. Tripe eggs contain no offal

Contrary to what the name suggests, there is no offal in the recipe for “tripe eggs”. In reality, it is a dish made from soft-boiled eggs, generously covered with onion béchamel. Nothing too special, then!

8. You should never wash eggs

It is not uncommon to discover when opening the box that an egg is covered in dirt and the question of contamination of the egg arises… But don’t worry, the protective film on the shell prevents bacteria from passing through. the shell to contaminate the egg. However, if you wash your eggs, you remove this protective barrier and the risk of contamination will be higher. It is for this reason that American eggs, which are washed before sale, must be kept cool to avoid any contamination.

9. Check that an egg is fresh without breaking it

It is entirely possible to check the freshness of an egg without breaking it. To do this, simply immerse it in a glass of water, if it sinks it is fresh, if it is “between two waters” it must be consumed quickly, and if it floats completely it is no longer edible. .

10. Clarifying an egg means separating the white from the yolk

In cooking, each gesture has a name, and eggs are no exception to the rule. In fact, when we separate the white and yolk of the egg, we say that we “clarify” them.

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