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Nov 22, 2012 11:43 AM

Eggs at home

I recently came to an odd realization. In the last ten years, I've probably made eggs for breakfast/lunch/dinner a thousand times. I've made hard boiled, soft boiled, over easy, over well, sunny side up, fried, poached, shirred and probably 100 different kinds of omelets I'm not thinking about right now. One way I have never my entire life is scrambled. No desire. I love eggs, but hate them scrambled.

Anyone else have any strange egg aversions?

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  1. I don't know how "strange" this is, but I cannot stand undercooked eggs - especially the white. I can deal with a slightly undercooked yolk (so long as it's not completely raw), but the slightest bit of undercooked egg white sets off my gag relex in record time.

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      1. re: Bacardi1

        Me, too. The yolks can be rather runny, but a gelatinous ooze of white? No, thanks.

      2. Another one who would NOT be able to put whites in mouthot COOKED thru. But for "over-easy"... yolks HAVE to be runny... to dip well buttered toast into.

        Have no problem with a little brown on an omelet or scrambled eggs. Pretty much always put hot sauce & ketchup on scrambled.

        Years ago, Dad adn uncle took our grandmother to England/Ireland/Scotland for a nice vacation. Dad brought each of us home egg coddlers... fine china cups with a metal screw-on lid with a ring to retrieve from simmering water. My best description wuld be a soft-boiled egg without a shell... thought of getting even a TEENIEST bit of shell makes me gag! First time I tried it, got water simmering and cracked 2 eggs into coddler. Simmered for the amount of time that was supposed to produce cooked whites and runny yolks. I pulled the coddler out, dumped the simmering water down the sink and then discovered that at least half of the white was still CLEAR!!! EWWW! SInce the water was gone, decided maybe 30 second in microwave would work... without the metal lid, of course. ABout 15 seconds into the half a minute BOTH eggs erupted out of the container and splattered all over the inside of the microwave... what a mess!

          1. re: ipsedixit

            me, either-- the only exception I make is if the weather's really warm for more than a day or two.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Me neither. I work on the assumption that as the shop didnt feel the need to fridge them, there's no reason for me to do so.

              And, to answer the OP, nope - no aversions to eggs in any form.

              1. re: Harters

                "the shop didnt feel the need to fridge them, there's no reason for me to do so. "

                Eggs are refrigerated at every store I have ever purchased them.

                1. re: FrankJBN

                  Yes, but you're probably on the wrong side of the Atlantic.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Yep -- eggs are never refrigerated in Europe or the UK. And they're lovely and flavorful and stay fresh for weeks.

                    Threw me for a loop the first time I bought eggs in Europe, though...not because I was upset that they weren't refrigerated -- but because I couldn't find them!

                    1. re: sunshine842

                      When I moved to Germany, I was shocked at seeing unrefridgerated eggs. I called my (German born and raised) father and he said of course the eggs are refridgerated, that is an American hang-up.

                      I don't love eggs. I like a scrambled egg once in a while. Deviled eggs are ok. Runny yolks gross me out.

                  2. re: FrankJBN

                    Yes, it is completely unnecessary to refrigerate eggs. Maybe Americans will catch on to that some day.

                    1. re: FrankJBN

                      Not refrigerated in Sri Lanka or Singapore, either.

                  3. re: ipsedixit

                    Eggs are biologically designed to do well when warm, like underneath a hen. I don't know if chilling them does any harm, but it's quite needless.

                  4. The egg preparations I avoid - hard boiled eggs and browned scrambled eggs. No frittata for me.

                    1. I have 'issues' eating eggs cooked by other people, I have no idea why!
                      At home I can eat eggs any way at all - but out of my home they have to be in the form of an omelette, or at a push I can eat sunny-side up. While I love hard boiled eggs that I cook myself, I cannot eat 'commercial' boiled eggs or egg salad - they repulse me.