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View Poll Results: When beatings eggs do you want them completely blended?
Yes, no white blotches please 13 59.09%
No, I like my blotches 1 4.55%
Who cares, either way is good with me 8 36.36%
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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What is your opinion on beating eggs?

What are your thoughs on beating eggs, for lets say an omelet? We have a small hobby farm. We grow lots of organic vegetables and have a small flock of chickens so our family eats many eggs and egg dishes. Part of my family wants the eggs to be completely mixed/emulsified (no white blotches) in their omelets. It doesn't phase me either way. Is there actually a difference? What is your preference? Please help settle this family debate. We are curious to know how you like your eggs blended? Please fill out the poll. It is fun for us to see the response!!!

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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For omelets, I like them well beaten with no white showing. For scrambled eggs, just beaten a little.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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I like mine well mixed. On the other hand, a traditional omelet calls for eggs to be lightly beaten.

As with breaking pasta, do what you want it's nothing more than a matter of personal preference.

You could tell your family if they don't like how you do it, they can do it themselves.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #4
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I want to beat some air into the eggs for a fluffier omelet, bur not so much as for a frittata. For scrambled, I want the natural variations that come from not beating, just for a more interesting dish.

Also, since an omelet isn't properly in the pan for more than 30 seconds, I think it's appropriate to beat them into something that will all be done at the same time.

But thorough beating for omelets is just the standard. Since omelets are made one at a time, it's easy enough to please everyone.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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I beat the eggs long enough to get mix in the white and it runs off the whisk, fully liquid. Then I let it sit for 20 minutes to come to room temp. If I want a fluffy omelet, I use without letting it rest.

I use the same technique for french toast.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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It just seems to be so mean.

what have they ever done to you?
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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It just seems to be so mean.

what have they ever done to you?
Since we are no longer allowed to beat our spouses, kids or pets...
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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Since we are no longer allowed to beat our spouses, kids or pets...
Dang, life is so complicated!
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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Not only do I like eggs bitten completely, if it was up to me I would not use white at all, I like yolk better. Also I like to bring the eggs to room temperature before cracking them open, or even warmer, run them under hot/warm water, then they beat and mix better and omelet comes out much fluffier.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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I ordered scrambled eggs at a locally own restaurant once and the eggs were cracked on the grill whole, left to set partly then scrambled. YUCK!!!! That experience made sense of the remark I heard once by a elderly lady. She said "he beat up the eggs in a bowl first like they do in fancy restaurants". I grew up eating eggs that were thoroughly beaten before cooking. Any other way is totally unappetizing to me.
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