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The Weight Of An Egg Before & After Cooking ?
« on: 05/05/2007 19:05:12 »
My kids had hard boiled eggs....yummy !! (with soldiers of course)

Does an egg weigh more in liquid form or when in solid cooked form ?



 

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« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2007 01:11:09 »
With soldiers.. What does that mean? LOL Me hasn't a clue!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2007 01:25:34 »
I don't think the denaturing of the proteins making it go solid will alter it too much, but when you boil an egg it will absorb water which will make it heavier - if on the other hand you fry it, you will evaporate water making it lighter. If you microwave it whole, it will explode, making a horrible mess and spreading it all over your microwave, making weight measurements challenging.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 06/05/2007 08:13:53 »
My kids had hard boiled eggs....yummy !! (with soldiers of course)

Does an egg weigh more in liquid form or when in solid cooked form ?



frowns at Neil, why did you not get the lovely inquisitive kiddies doing the experiment?

IIf you microwave it whole, it will explode, making a horrible mess and spreading it all over your microwave, making weight measurements challenging.

Dave is right, but depending on your age and expectations of microwaving a egg. The mess can also be wonderful, unless you are the one assigned to clean the microwave!
 

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The Weight Of An Egg Before & After Cooking ?
« Reply #4 on: 06/05/2007 11:55:37 »
be very careful if you do this - If the egg hasn't exploded treat it like an unexploded firework. I do this in a couple of plastic bags and once it hadn't exploded so I took it out, was opening the outer bag when it went off. the only thing stopping me having superheated egg on my face wasthe second plastic bag.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/05/2007 15:35:40 »
I think the plastic bag approach is the best way to go....though I do hate to ruin a perfectly good egg !!

...having said that...it may still be edible if contained within the bag !!

THANK YOU DAVE and THANK YOU PAUL.

Paul...we only thought of the question whilst the eggs were being consumed...so next time we'll give it a try and weigh before and after !!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/05/2007 15:36:54 »
Neil.. Knowing you, please use about 10 plastic bags? :P
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/05/2007 19:44:11 »
Karen "soldiers" must be a specially british thing.  They are slices of buttered bread or toast cut into fingers about 1-2cm by 5-10 cm to dip into the runny yolk of the egg.  It is a bit pointless to use them with hard boilsd eggs!
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« Reply #8 on: 06/05/2007 20:01:26 »







Eggs with Soldiers...YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/05/2007 21:56:20 »
My kids had hard boiled eggs....yummy !! (with soldiers of course)
Does an egg weigh more in liquid form or when in solid cooked form ?
It depends if the cooked form is still hot; in that case it weighs more: E = mc.2
However it's not so easy to measure the difference...
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/05/2007 22:55:35 »
Ugh.. I hate eggs. Boiled, fried, scrambled.. Just ewww! ;)
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/05/2007 23:20:35 »
What about with a little birdie baby inside?
 

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