Liquid egg whites?

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crono760

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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.

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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

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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

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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
 
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