Hints & Tips

  1. When buying eggs, get them home and refrigerate them as soon as possible with their sharp points downwards. To reach room temperature they should be removed from the fridge about 20 minutes before use or placed in warm water for ten minutes.

  2. Do not use an egg if it is cracked or leaking.

  3. For easy peeling of a boiled egg, immediately cool the egg under cold running water. Crack the shell all over by gently tapping the egg on the counter top.

  4. Put eggs in the fridge if they are not going to be eaten within an hour.

  5. The protein in the egg is destroyed when the egg is overcooked. (E.g. the brown edges on a fried egg.)

  6. It is said that each pleat on a chef's hat represents another way of preparing eggs.

  7. Egg yolk measures about one tablespoon of liquid.

  8. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.

  9. A hen requires ± 24-26 hours to produce an egg.

  10. Protein, found in eggs, is needed for every part of your body: the skin, muscles, hair, blood, body organs, eyes, even fingernails and bones

Source: Southern African Poultry Association (SAPA)