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Feb 25, 2010 05:52 AM

Frying Cage Free Eggs

I have recently started cooking with cage free or as we call 'em in Texas "yard eggs". When cooking them up, they seem to cook much faster than supermarket eggs and the yolks seem to get harder faster. Is it my imagination or is it really happening or what is the reason?

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      1. It most likely has to do with the feed the cage free chickens are fed, which will ultimately determine the makeup of the egg yolk and white. My guess it's probably due to their vegetarian feed.

        1. I've been using cage free eggs for past 5 years and have actually had the opposite problem. With the brand i've been using the whites actually seem to cook more slowly -especially when frying. Recent;ly I bought some regular eggs because I was on a trip and didn't have access to the cage free variety and I noticed they cooked up quite a bit faster. So nope - not all in your head :-) I noticed a difference too. Ipsedixit makes a good point - feed will make a difference in the end product - other factors could include temperature and age as well.

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