Easy and Delicious Egg Facts and Recipes
Author: Sherry Frewerd
Despite the bad press eggs received in the past, these days they have
been deemed a healthy food choice after all. Eggs have many uses for
cooking, and are the main ingredient for nutritious and easy main dish
Even though it would seem like common information, there are some
egg facts that may help you choose, store and prepare eggs. The
following are a few simple egg facts and recipes:
We’re all familiar with the different grades and sizes that eggs come in,
at least from experience in the grocery store. The USDA has
standards in place to help select the different grades based on
Egg sizes range from jumbo and extra large, large and medium to
small based on weight per carton.
The color of the shell or yolk has no affect on the quality of the egg.
Color of both the shell and the yolk depend on the kind of hen that
produced the egg and the diet she ate.
Store eggs in the refrigerator away from strong-smelling foods as the
smell could penetrate the shell.
To check for freshness, break an egg into a bowl and smell it. A fresh
egg will smell clean and a little sweet; often there will be no odor at all.
Tell a hard boiled from a raw egg by placing the egg on its side and
spinning it. If the egg spins quickly and evenly it is hard boiled; if it
spins slowly and awkwardly, then it’s raw.
Recipe for Country Eggs
¼ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup finely chopped green pepper
1 tbsp butter, melted
¼ cup milk
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Sauté onion and green pepper in butter in a large skillet until tender.
Combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper; mix well. Pour egg mixture into
hot skillet, and cook slowly, stirring often. Remove from heat. Sprinkle
with cheese; cover and let stand about 1 minute before serving.
Easy and Crunchy Stuffed Eggs
6 hard boiled eggs
¼ cup sour cream
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp parsley flakes
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 pimiento stuffed olives, halved
Peel eggs; slice in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks. Mash
yolks, and stir in sour cream, salt, pepper, and parsley flakes; mix until
smooth. Stir in bacon. Stuff egg whites with yolk mixture; sprinkle with
paprika, and top with an olive half. Serves 12.
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