June 15th, 2010
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Category: Ingredient, dish
Definition: One of the most important ingredients in cooking, the common chicken egg is used for myriad culinary uses as well as being a dish in itself. The white portion, or albumen, is the main ingredient in meringue. The inner, yellow portion, or yolk, is a major ingredient in custard. Eggs from many other animals can be used, such as ducks, geese, turtles, ostrich, and quails, but unless specified otherwise, recipes calling for eggs mean chicken eggs, and the size required is usually large

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  1. Mightaswellbe

    Eggs, one of mother natures perfect foods. fried, over medium with crispy bacon, toast and hash browns. Add a glass of OJ and a cup of coffee and you have a perfect start to the day.

    July 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Reply

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