Tuesday's Tip of the Day: How to Properly Crack an Egg
This may not have ever occurred to you, but how and where you crack your eggs can significantly reduce the chance of salmonella. Want to know more? Well, here’s the skinny:
- If salmonella is present, it would be on the outside of your egg. Think about eggs, where they come from, where they land and what is sharing their “landing pad.” Other chickens of course!
- When you crack an egg, make sure you don’t crack it on the bowl as it could contaminate the bowl. Instead, crack your eggs on the counter.
- Always wash your hands after you touch eggs.
- If a piece of shell lands in your bowl, use clean fingers or a spoon to get it out NOT the shell.
- When adding more than one egg to a recipe, crack each one separately into a separate bowl before adding to the main bowl. This way, you can remove shell fragments and observe any odd colors or smells before cooking or baking.
The chances of getting salmonella are very low but taking these small precautions is well worth the potential risk.
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