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WHAT was wrong with my egg this morning?!?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM

This morning I cracked one of my brown, pastured eggs into a bowl to scramble. I then picked out a second egg - which was lighter in color than any of the others in the box - and cracked it on the side of the bowl. Immediately I knew something was weird.

I dumped its contents into a separate bowl and was SO grossed out. First of all, it smelled HORRIBLE. I don't think it was a rotten egg smell, but it was rank. Also, the white of the egg was bright, bright (I'm talking fluorescent) yellow, but still transluscent, and the yolk was this dark greenish/brown color.

I would've taken a picture for you PHers, but it was just too gross and I had to dispose of it immediately. I mean....that smell!! What WAS that??

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:57 PM

Try it, try it as you may, I say.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:22 PM

@ Alvaro....dude and your a chef?!?!...Why on Earth would you not take this opportunity to enlighten some of us with some wisdom from your world? From my experience there are ways of determining a rotten egg before cracking it. Why not explain on things like that...share the knowledge.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Whats trivial to some.....

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 16, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Up voted since alvaro downvoted for a standard that is probably 60-70% of the questions here (triviality)....

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:17 PM

Or do the water check. If it don't sink shes bad.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on August 16, 2012
at 10:28 PM

it was infected. S it happens

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on August 16, 2012
at 10:26 PM

Down vote for triviality

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on August 16, 2012
at 09:59 PM

^Not serious btw, so nobody try it and get food poisoning on my account.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on August 16, 2012
at 09:58 PM

It was a stillborn. You should have eaten it. Same concept as eating sprouted seeds/grains - less phytic acid.

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99d6abd84c40866a56f668185c0173fa

on August 17, 2012
at 12:30 AM

With pastured chickens they occasionally slip one by the goalie, they will kick it back into a corner of the nest and it will sit unnoticed and uncollected, then it will get pushed forward and collected as new. I hate when that happens,,,

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11d291abf176326cbd8da8134055a9df

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on August 16, 2012
at 10:59 PM

so thats why they tell you to crack eggs in a separate bowl and one at a time when you cook! eww.. I guess I will be listening to good 'ol Julia Child after all

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:17 PM

Or do the water check. If it don't sink shes bad.

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E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

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on August 17, 2012
at 01:33 AM

It was a fertile egg that had started to incubate. I would let the person you bought it from know if it was a local farm or at a Farmer's market.

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:10 PM

I have had one of those before, sometimes you just get a bad egg, dump it out and start over again.

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on August 16, 2012
at 09:56 PM

I think you found... a bad egg.

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