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How To Test An Eggs Freshness Before You Crack Them

There is a popular saying that goes’’ Curiosity kills a cat.’’

But for me ,I would say,’’ Curiosity makes you discover the unknown.’’ Hahaha.. So very recently, I discovered the best way to detect a bad egg from good ones. Hum.. i hear someone saying ”Old news.” Well better late than never.

Having been away home for a while and still in the vacation mood, I just wanted to make an easy going meal I could prepare in less than 10 minutes. So I opted for Omelet and sliced bread. As I grabbed the egg.. Alas! I asked myself, would this eggs still be fresh because I know I had the eggs two weeks before my trip. So just to know if it was, I cracked one egg to see. Hum.. the smell gave it away. How could I throw all this eggs away? How can I detect the ones that are still very good ? I thought out loud.

I remembered while very young, my mum being a caterer made use of lots of eggs for the wedding cakes she baked and I remembered seeing her perform some kind of experiment with the eggs in a glass cup of water. So still curious I did my own experiment, and noticed some eggs sank down the cup of water while other eggs kept floating on the water.

My eyes lighted up in amazement as I quickly research why and soon discovered that when eggs float in a cup of water as seen in photo 1

Egg raw

This means that the egg has reached its prime and not  healthy to eat so straight the trash.

But If the eggs sinks down the cup of water, as seen in photo 2, its still very healthy.

Egg raw2

 

 

2015 World Egg Day Is Here Again!

Every second Friday in October is World egg day and Nigeria is one of the seven countries in Africa that celebrate it. Funtuna eggs, the first to introduce the concept of branded and packaged eggs to the Nigerian food industry, is the ambassador for the International Egg Commission (IEC) in Nigeria.

How to observe World Egg Day

This day is celebrated in the form of omelet cooking competitions, donation of egg recipe booklets, boiled egg donation, radio and TV advertisements and round table discussions as well as trying different egg recipes, click here

Funtuna eggs is a part of the global celebrations that are in place for the 20th anniversary of World Egg Day  October 9, 2015. The concept of ‘World  Egg Day is a unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of  eggs and is celebrated in countries all around the world.

Here are the benefits of eggs that would inspire you to celebrate this day.

Tips: 4 Food Items You Should Refrigerate To Increase It Shelf Life

We’re sharing tips on what to store in your refrigerator because this would make our kitchens easier and more fun to navigate.

So there has been many a debate over whether to store delicate items like eggs and butter, nuts etcetera. Some say that butter is fine when left covered on the counter—and there’s nothing worse than hard butter come baking time, or toast time.

Also, the fear of spoiled food has many of us quaking in our kitchens and not knowing the right items to place in the refrigerator raises cause for concern. So we uncovered the truth about whether these items really need to be refrigerated.

Egg

Eggs: Should Eggs be refrigerated?

As much as we love the idea of displaying beautiful eggs in a bowl on the counter, ready to use at a moment’s notice, eggs should be refrigerated. When eggs are stored in temperatures 40° F or below, Salmonella and other bacteria cannot grow, according to the American Egg Board. Refrigeration also increases eggs’ shelf life from 21 days to up to 5 weeks.

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Nuts: Can I Refrigerate Any Nuts?

The oils in nuts make them go bad relatively quickly. At room temperature, they can last 1 to 4 months, according to University of California. In the refrigerator, they can last up to a year. Since nuts have very little water content, they won’t freeze in the freezer, and they’ll last a long time.

butter

Butter: Should you refrigerate Butter?

most butter companies say to keep butter refrigerated. But, butter is mostly fat (usually about 80% fat), which makes it less attractive to bacteria than products with high water content. And many types of butter are made with pasteurized milk, which makes them even less prone to bacterial growth, says Organic Authority.

Keeping butter in an airtight container like a crock makes butter last at room temperature longer (about 2 weeks), but when room
temperature rises above 70° F, all butter should be refrigerated.

flour

Flour: You can refrigerate, but why bother?

Yes for those that seldom bakes, Flour does stay fresher longer if kept in the refrigerator. When white flour is stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place (75° F or cooler), it can last 6 to 9 months. Whole-grain flour doesn’t last as long as white flour because the oils from the germ and bran become rancid with age (it will only last up to 3 months on the shelf).

What are you unsure of refrigerating? Tell us in the comments!

Credit: Food52 and photo by Mark Weinberg

How To Make Creamy Scrambled Eggs

How do you make scrambled eggs? Do you like them creamy?

As a lover of scrambled eggs with boiled yam, I am always trying to find ways to get the perfect scrambled egg. I know everyone makes scrambled eggs differently and everyone has strong feelings about them.  And some of you will inevitably say that this is elementary! Everyone already knows how to do this!

But the fact is, there are different stylish ways of making scrambled eggs you might not have thought about. So I was really thrilled when came across how to make a eggs creamy.

Here are what you need to make that delicious creamy scrambled eggs. See recipe

Photo credit: sporkorfoon

How To Make Egg Salad

Egg salad is a classic recipe that is usually presented in various forms. Here is another form of making Egg salad with Avocado.

Egg salad is a high-protein and so nutritious. Ever thought of making it? Here is the recipe if you’re thinking of having it as sandwich.

Ingredients

1/2 medium red onion, chopped
12 large eggs
1 stalk celery (with leaves), chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Serving suggestions: 8 slices country-style sourdough bread, sliced tomatoes, or salad greens

Directions

In a small bowl, soak the onions in cold water, for 15 minutes then drain.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, with a tight-fitting lid, place the eggs and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil.

Remove from the heat, and set aside for 8 minutes. Drain the water from the pan and cool the eggs in the pan under cold running water. Peel the eggs and cut into sixths.

In a large bowl, mix together the onion, celery, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and salt.

Add the eggs to the mayonnaise mixture and gently mix them together. Season with pepper to taste. Use in sandwiches, with lettuce and tomatoes, or in a salad.

Credit: Food network

How Do You Fry An Egg?

After talking about common mistakes to avoid when cooking pasta, the second thing most people master in the kitchen is how to fry an egg.

Do i hear you say very easy? of course it can look very easy but you do not understand how many fried-egg-fails have occurred out there.

So if you don’t add the right amount of oil or you add excess oil to your pan then you might not get the right beautiful looking fried egg you deserve.

Some use a very gentle heat, saute them in butter non-sticky pan, crack the egg into d pan without string and cover the pan so that the top of the egg cooks; otherwise the bottom overcooks and the top is raw.

While for some, their favourite way to fry an egg is in vegetable oil over super-high heat, so high you don’t need a non-sticky pan. The result of the high heat is a white with crispy edges.

Yet some others prefer to fry chopped tomatoes or additional flavours before cracking their eggs into the pan.

So in the spirit of sharing knowledge, I ask again, how do you fry your eggs and what is the best way to fry your eggs?

Your meaningful contribution is welcome.

Photo Credit: Food52

How Long Can Eggs Last?

Most homes today can hardly do without eggs. Because egg is loved by many both young and old, it‘s either bought in large or small quantity.

My best food is yam and omelet and this makes me store eggs in large quantity.  But then, I noticed it gets spoil quickly if not refrigerated and the odour put me off completely that I may have to stay away for months before  making up my mind to have them.

So this keeps me wondering how long can raw eggs last?

Actually Raw eggs will last about 30 days in your refrigerator without losing any quality. But what happens after 30 days if not used? According to expert, “Eggs are unlike to go bad in a refrigerator but would dry up over time. So i did more research on egg storage and found out interesting ways you could store your eggs.

 

 

Quail Eggs

Last week, a friend of mine gave me 15 Quail eggs. Wondered why she was giving me, she said she rears the bird that lays it. I was really amazed as I usually think it’s difficult for individuals to rear birds because birds usually want their freedom.

She further told me the health importance of these eggs so I could cherish what she was giving me.  Although, I didn’t tell her I don’t eat boiled eggs unless fried but either way I wanted to get a taste of this Quail eggs.

On getting home, I boiled some and had a little bite.  It actually went down well as the taste and smell wasn’t as strong as chicken eggs. Also noticed it boils quicker than chicken eggs and if not put in the refrigerator, it  gets spoils quickly.

Did further research  and discovered amazing health benefits of this little but super eggs!