Doubly Yolky

Double Yolks

I have maybe seen 2 double-yolked eggs in my entire life. That is until a couple of weeks ago.

The last time I was grocery shopping, I bought extra large eggs instead of the regular large that I typically buy. When I cracked the first one, it was a double-yolk. I thought it was a bit odd, but the strangeness continued. The next day I got another…and then another…

Turns out NINE eggs in that dozen had double yolks. That’s right…NINE. Clearly, the end is near.

I did a little research and here is what I can tell you about double-yolked eggs:

– In Asian markets they sell them by the dozen.
– There is nothing genetically wrong with them.
– They eat just fine.
– While they are fairly uncommon, some chickens have a propensity for laying them.
– Younger hens tend to lay them more often.
– They have a more elongated shape.
– They are a sign of good luck (cha-ching!)

Kitchen Tip #243

So I don’t know if I am doing something wrong, but every time I crack an egg it leaves this egg snot on my counter that I inevitably have to clean up because I don’t want to get salmonella or some other food borne illness.

Here is the solution I recently thought up:

Lay a napkin or paper towel on the counter (butter wrappers work well too, if you are baking) and crack the egg on it. Then you can place the shells on the paper and wrap it all up to dipose of quickly and easily.

Ta. Da.