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    Eggs

    Eggs

    Eggs are a stock ingredient in many households but like any perishable food, need careful handling to keep them at their best. 

    Store |

    • Store your eggs in their original cartons. Cartons prevent moisture loss in your eggs while protecting them from other flavours that may be absorbed from your fridge.
    • While many fridges provide storage in the fridge door, this is in fact the warmest part of your fridge, as opening and closing alters the temperature. Eggs last longest when they’re in a stable cool environment, so best kept in the middle of your fridge.
    • Check for the freshness of your eggs by placing them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will sink and stay at the bottom while older eggs will float.
    • When you’re using only an egg yolk, keep a hold of your whites. They’re perfect for other incarnations like a Pavlova or simple meringue or can be thrown into your next omelette or frittata. You can also freeze them for later use – try putting them individually into ice cube containers or in a labelled, zip-locked sandwich bag.

    Cook |

    Eggs are a vital component in much of our cooking and baking in particular. Ideas to make sure none of your eggs need go to waste:

    • Omelettes and frittatas – adaptable for one person or a whole family, omelettes are the ultimate quick meal and perfect for using up leftover eggs.
    • Cakes and muffins –
    • Scrambled eggs – breakfast in a flash, scrambled eggs are great for slightly older eggs which have a less solid shape.
    • School or workplace snacks – boil up your eggs and pop them in a lunchbox for a nutritious mid-morning or afternoon snack.

    Buy |

    We recommend purchasing free-range and organic eggs where possible to ensure the highest standards of animal welfare. For more information about egg labelling, and how to understand the labels, check out the Animals Australia website.

    Fun Fact |

    Eggs have as many as 17,000 tiny spores over the surface of their shells. This is why if an egg is stored near a strongly flavoured food, it may absorb and take on those flavours.

    Recipe Ideas |

    Have a look at these great recipes to get some ideas on how to use eggs in your cooking: