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Apr 6, 2007

The Eggs Files

“How do you want your egg?” asks the waitress.
“Over easy,” says The Reveler.
“How about you?”
“Sunny side up,” Geek Goddess says.
“And you?” the waitress asks me.
“Scrambled please.”
It’s always been like that…

That’s why we came up with a theory that maybe, or somehow, how you want your egg done says something about your personality.

But besides trying to be profound here (and before things get a bit sexual which we always end up talking about over brunch)--with eggs and personality--this Eggs Files is in keeping with Easter celebrations because of all the symbols associated with Easter, the egg is the most identifiable.

Did you know that there’s World Egg Day? The second Friday of October.

…and that May is "National Egg Month?” This is the time of the year to celebrate the many benefits of the egg. Among other things, eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy, and have 13 essential vitamins and minerals. An egg yolk is one of the few foods that contain Vitamin D

A mother hen turns over her egg about 50 times per day so the yolk won't stick to the sides of the shell.

An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year. A hen starts laying eggs at 19 weeks of age.

As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.

At the time of the French Revolution, the clever French already knew 685 different ways of preparing eggs.

Out of the blue, while preparing food, two friends asked why is there brown and white egg? Was it because of temperature? The kind of chicken? Which one’s healthier?

Finally, the questions are answered: White-shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and ear lobes. Hens with red feathers and red ear lobes produce brown-shelled eggs. There is no difference in nutrition between white and brown eggs.

If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, then sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.

But I won’t end my Eggs Files without asking the age-old question: Which came first? Chicken or egg?

If you believe in the Bible, the chicken came first. You may have a different view if you have a different religion. And in the science of evolution, both chickens and eggs came before man. Since both the birds and the eggs were on earth first, “historians weren't around to record which came first.”

A chicken can't be born without a chicken egg and a chicken egg can't be laid without a chicken. Both chickens and eggs are important!

And lastly, do you need to wash the egg before cooking it?

8 comments:

The Reveler said...

Whoa! I'm over easy?! Well, uhmm...err...ok.

Bev said...

I like my eggs poached! I also think its important to wash everything here before its cooked!

The Saipan Blogger said...

What if you don't like eggs? Or what if you are like me, and you didn't like eggs as a kid, but now you do?

Anonymous said...

welcome to the club then saipan blogger for liking eggs as an adult.

bradinthesand said...

I'm a sunnyside up guy who hated eggs as a kid. I still don't eat the yolks of hard boiled eggs or eat egg salad sandwiches (yuk).

I was joking with some locals this morning about scouting out the Easter egg hiding places for tomorrow and an older woman told me to make sure I was looking for the right kind of eggs. Too funny, if you know what she means.

Anonymous said...

brad, what kind of eggs are you looking for, really?

Mona said...

I like my eggs coddled.

Anonymous said...

how about `well done`? what does it say about your personality?

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