Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Why you put your eggs in the refrigerator

Why we need government.
Because Big Brother is saving your life.
In the U.S., egg producers with 3,000 or more laying hens must wash their eggs. Methods include using soap, enzymes or chlorine. The idea is to control salmonella, a potentially fatal bacteria that can cling to eggs.
People who catch salmonella start growing feathers and scratching in the dirt. I once had a boss who did that. It was just sad.

Here's the rub:
Washing the eggs also cleans off a thin, protective cuticle devised by nature to protect bacteria from getting inside the egg in the first place. With the cuticle gone, it is essential — and, in the United States, the law — that eggs stay chilled from the moment they are washed until you are ready to cook them.
In Europe and Britain, the opposite is true. European Union regulations prohibit the washing of eggs. The idea is that preserving the protective cuticle is more important than washing the gunk off.

This is why people in Europe talk so funny. You can't even understand a lot of them.

Once you wash an egg you have to refrigerate it. This is why refrigerators are such a big business in the United States, and why we can understand each other when we talk.

Well, you can't make an omelet without an omelet pan. Everybody knows that.

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