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Old 09-18-2008, 04:52 PM   #21
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Thanks Andy for looking up the site for me.
And Thanks, Breezycooking for the info. I had never heard that many people talk about which way they did. Take it out or leave it. I guess it doesn't really matter does it?
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:20 PM   #22
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lol.. Schoolgirl one thing you'll never run out of her is opinions! :)
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:27 PM   #23
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Schoolgirl, the white thingy in an egg is called "Chalazae'. These two whitish cords center the yolk between the two ends.

For custards and sauces, they should be strained out so they don't mar the finish of the dish. other wise, who cares.

Another little observation is that the more prominent the chalazae, the fresher the egg.

I got this from a Cooks Illustrated article MAR/APR 2003 pg 16 'Eggs101'. I did remember it because my sister went to great lengths to try to convince me it was the part from the Rooster. I copied the article and sent it to her. Never heard back on the subject. Ain't sibling rivalry fun!
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:52 PM   #24
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IMHO, you do need to wipe the chicken droppings off of them right away.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:28 PM   #25
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Several of you have wrote some info I did not know. I have learned quite a bit in the last couple of days about eggs. I am not going to wash them off,just wipe them. I won't worry if I leave them out of the fridge for a while. And I won't look at the little "white glob" the same any more. Thanks everyone. I still say this is the best website for getting replies of anywhere.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:07 PM   #26
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My goodness, you people know a lot about eggs that I had never even heard, and I have always lived in the country. Let me ask another question that I have heard different opinions on. When you crack an egg and it has that white glob on it do you take it off or use it in cooking? I usually try to get it out but a lot of people don't. What do you all do? You probably are rolling on the floor laughing at my description , but hopefully you know what I am talking about(I just don't know what it is called)
you're not going to believe me but that's interesting.........thanks for taking the time to respond to my question
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:20 PM   #27
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:27 PM   #28
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Click here for a site that has a lot of good info on eggs.
thanks Andy............I'm adding a new word to my vocabulary because of y'allwhen I want something held up for scrutiny I'm going to say well it needs candling and I'll get back with you....
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:21 PM   #29
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haha.. i would have never known to wash eggs....
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:33 PM   #30
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Constance - it obviously goes without saying that if an egg is encrusted with chicken poop it should be washed off before going into the fridge.

I believe what we're talking about here are a possible few smudges here & there. Those aren't going to endanger anyone's health if left in place until use.
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