Thursday, September 30, 2010

Q&A: Egg Storage - Which End UP?!?

Another question came in for "Lizzy" yesterday, and this one concerns egg storage.
"This is too good of a question.  It COULDN'T have been asked by Miss Mamie!"
Q:  Is there a best way to position eggs in the cartons after they are collected?  

A:  "Take it from ME, LiZzY - the EGG-spert!  The BEST way to place eggs in a carton is to put the small and pointy end towards the bottom of the containers, and the large end UP.  WHY???  This will "center" the yolk as the albumen cools during refrigeration.  It doesn't affect the taste of the egg, but when deviled eggs are made after hard boiling, it makes it easier to remove yolks and then re-fill the whites with the "stuffing", with less chance of damaging the whites while doing so.  Check your store-bought eggs too, and if they are "pointy end UP", switch them around and save yourself some grief!  They'll look a little prettier when you crack them into the pan for over-easy eggs!"  Have a Egg-sellant Day -

Below are some trick questions -
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To prove to the possum it could actually be done!
Q: Why did the chicken RUN across the road?
A: There was a car coming.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road HALFWAY?
A: She wanted to lay it on the line.
Q: Why did the RUBBER chicken cross the road?
A: She wanted to stretch her legs.
Q: Why did the ROMAN chicken cross the road?
A: She was afraid someone would Caesar!

Have a Egg-sellant Day -
the ChickenWrangler


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Good Morning Monica Sweetie...
Lizzie you too. I so enjoy your advice today. Always learn something new here. I always wondered why sometimes the yolks weren't as centered as others when I made my deviled eggs. Now I now. Thanks for the tip Lizzie.

I think this is a great column Monica and you should keep it up. It is so darn cute. I just love to pop over and get my morning clucks. Thank you for the love this morning from the girls. I just love them all.

Hope you have a beautiful day sweetie. See you in the morning. Please pop by for tea. I would love to visit with you this morning. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Oklahoma Granny said...

What an interesting fact. I'm off to check my eggs.

varunner said...

That's how we store ours as well. Have yours started slowing down on their laying with the shorter days at all?

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You, are cracking me up!
Interesting tidbits of egg-trivia and your pics are a hoot.

gail said...

You are eggsactly what I needed on this gloomy day!
Now tell me, how did ya get the sunglasses on that dang chicken?

Angela said...

Hey Chicken Wrangler!

I guess I'll have to switch all of my eggs around then! My eggs from the store come with the pointy ends up. Wonder why? Maybe so they won't get cracked as easy?

Loved your chicken crossing the road jokes! lol

Have a Great Day!

Jane said...

Oh, I love the egg jokes! Hope that you and your feathered friends are well,


Chook said...

What a crack up Chickie..

You need to find some Dame Edna glasses for your next little chookie.

*phew* Ive been a good girl cos I have always stored my eggies this way.


Ha! Ha! I liked this one:

Q: Why did the ROMAN chicken cross the road?
A: She was afraid someone would Caesar!


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Rose said...

you are the queen of the egg/chicken world. you always come up with information that helps to understand the world of chickens. love all of the jokes, cute. rose

Jean Tuthill said...

Thanks for the laugh! Your jokes "crack" me up! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. I will put your address on my blog. Thanks, also for the tip on storing the eggs. Good info. I love eggs!

Seizing My Day said...

great tips!! eggcellent! ;) love lizzy!!