Eggscuse me, I’m not talking about the reproductive eggs here. I’m talking about the eggs that come from hens and make awesome omelettes. Yummmmmmmy! I usually buy my eggs from Costco because everything is bigger and better at Costco. Plus everything just feels cheaper. It was from my most recent eggs purchase at Costco that I first encountered an egg with two yolks. Wait, what? Is that even possible? Yes, it is. I was completely clueless to this until I actually cracked an egg and was like,
“What the heck?
Why are there two yolks?
Is it safe to eat this?
Man, another yolk means more cholesterol…
Oh well, might as well eat it.
But I feel so bad!
This egg could have been twin chicks!”
I was feeling so much guilt about eating an egg. And I had my doubts about the hen that laid the egg, too. What if it had some kind of deformity or disease that caused it to lay weird, mutated eggs. What if I became a mutant like the X-Men?! That’d be pretty cool, but I was scared for my life.
As I started frying my egg I was skeptical about whether or not it would be edible or if it would cause food poisoning. I put my life on the line eating this egg! As it turns out, it’s perfectly safe to eat. 1 in 1000 eggs have double yolks and some people see it as good luck. Who knew?
I’ve been feeling pretty “lucky” because literally almost every egg from this carton has been a double yolker so far. But honestly, I could do without the double yolks. I don’t even eat the yolk in hard-boiled or poached eggs. And, I stay far, far away from soft-boiled eggs. Yuck. Whoever said, “I like my eggs the way I like my men: running” clearly would disagree with me. I like my eggs hard (the way I like my men?), cooked throughly, and not runny. I love eggs, just not the yolk. If you love the yolk we can be best friends. You can have my yolks and I’ll have your egg whites.
You can usually tell if an egg has two yolks by the shape of the egg itself. They’re more elongated. If you had to guess which egg is a double yolker, which one would it be? I’m betting my money on 2 and 3. 2 has an elliptical shape which equates to elongated to me. And, it’s hard to tell in the photo, but 3 is quite oval. The top doesn’t taper like most eggs. But at the rate I’ve been getting double yolks I wouldn’t be surprised if all three of them have two yolks.
That’s all yolks!
P.S. If you love eggs make sure to check out Eggslut at the Grand Central Market in Los Angeles!