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Does a match stop egg white spewing into a pot ?
« on: 07/07/2005 18:07:33 »
Nigella Lawson ...*sigh* the playboy readers cookery chick, just said that if you put a match into a pot of boiling water for which you're boiling eggs , that if the egg shell fractures , it will stop the egg white from spewing out!!..is this true..and if so why ?

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Re: Does a match stop egg white spewing into a pot ?
« Reply #1 on: 10/07/2005 18:08:16 »
i would suspect that by introducing particulates into the water(this is a used match yeah?) that the white bond to these particals quickly creating a scab more white cant seep through if its an unused match then there probably some complicated chemical reason

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Re: Does a match stop egg white spewing into a pot ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2005 18:48:06 »
Thanks Chris...though Nigella *sigh* did use an unused match !..perhaps the same rules apply , except for the complicated chemical reason....DOH !!!

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Re: Does a match stop egg white spewing into a pot ?
« Reply #3 on: 10/07/2005 19:47:21 »
Was it a safety match or a normal one?

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Re: Does a match stop egg white spewing into a pot ?
« Reply #4 on: 10/07/2005 20:20:48 »
I think it was a normal match Matt...sorry, I was too busy oggling at her chest as she leant over and put the match in the pot !!...I presume the answers would be different dependant on the matches eh ?

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Re: Does a match stop egg white spewing into a pot ?
« Reply #5 on: 12/07/2005 03:23:56 »
...What match? Well, Neil, don't expect me to cover for you, just because you were too busy oogling her chest to pay attention to the show. I wasn't there, and if I had been, I would have been oogling her chest as well, and would have no better idea than you.
 

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Re: Does a match stop egg white spewing into a pot ?
« Reply #6 on: 12/07/2005 12:10:28 »
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Originally posted by gsmollin

...What match? Well, Neil, don't expect me to cover for you, just because you were too busy oogling her chest to pay attention to the show. I wasn't there, and if I had been, I would have been oogling her chest as well, and would have no better idea than you.



*sigh* as usual, words of wisdom from gsmollin !!..DOH !!...of course you're right !!...who cares about the match anyway !;)

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