Episode 56: Eggs

Monday, August 7, 2017
This week, we talk about one of our favorite foods and ingredients: eggs! The incredible edible egg! What came first, the chicken or the egg? The chicken, of course, so we chat about how the chicken was domesticated and how chickens lay eggs. Then we get into the components of the egg, the whites and yolk, and our favorite way of making scrambled eggs. Plus, this week's Food Fight listener needs help navigating the office potluck when food allergies and preferences are on the line.

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Let's taco 'bout it!

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  • Egg quality is determined by candling. Check out this video.
  • There are several grades of eggs: Grade AA, Grade A, and Grade B.
  • How do you store your eggs? There is no difference between storing your eggs blunt or pointy end up!
  • One of Sharon's favorite games on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is Egg Roulette. Check out this one with Ryan Reynolds. How can you tell if an egg is boiled or raw? Spin it and if it's a smooth spin, then it's likely boiled.
  • Say "kitchen tchotchkes" five times fast.
  • In Europe, they vaccinate their chickens against Salmonella, so they don't need to refrigerate their eggs.
  • Egg white: A (generally) fat-free food, but with a lot of protein. You get foam (aka lift) with egg whites! You do need cream of tarter or lemon juice to help stabilize the egg whites.
  • Yolk: High in fat (yum), but also still has good protein. It works well as an emulsifier (helps two liquids mix that generally don't like to mix).

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 Run Time: 56 minutes

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