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crono760 04-08-2008 10:53 AM

Liquid egg whites?
 
I cracked open a few eggs the other day, and the whites were the saddest things I'd ever seen. They were almost like water. There was a little of the jelly I was expecting, but for the most part the white was just a runny, sad mess.

The eggs didn't smell rotten and I'm generally someone who doesn't waste food, so I cooked them (to...strange results. watery scrambled eggs, basically).

What caused that to happen? More or less the entire carton was like that, so it might have just been a bad batch?

Mike

Andy M. 04-08-2008 10:56 AM

Typically, egg whites get more watery as eggs age. Your eggs were probably older but still good.

Watery scramlbed eggs can be due to over cooking.

kitchenelf 04-08-2008 10:58 AM

Age can cause the whites to be runny like that. What is the expiration date on the carton, just out of curiosity. Did they taste or smell a bit stale versus rotten?

crono760 04-08-2008 11:15 AM

if I'm not mistaken, the expiry date was sometime at the end of April. I made the dish last week. strangely, they tasted OK, although they didn't really have that "eggy" taste...

Mike

Andy M. 04-08-2008 11:42 AM

Eggs go through changes as they age without being "bad". Check out this site for some good info on eggs.


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