February 22, 2009 5:48 PM Subscribe
Eggs. I love eggs. Every time I use eggs I wonder about food safety but not obcessively so... I think and then I do anyway. There are two things I always do with eggs and I am wondering if they are "magical thinking" routines.
posted by maggieb to Food & Drink (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
1. I wash the egg in shell before cracking it.
2. I smell the cracked egg before introducing it into a recipe or even the fry pan. It should have no discernible smell.
I grew up with a father who had a day job but farmed as a hobby. We had chickens. I love chickens as critters and I love chickens as food sources. I tend to think of chicken eggs as one of the world's most perfect foods. We kept eggs on the kitchen counter, not in the refrigerator, as I was growing up.
Should I stop washing and sniffing?