clean yolk off eggs?

RoseCassFarm

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Mar 23, 2013
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After a week of the entire family being debilitated by a super nasty stomach bug, I went out to grab the eggs I hadn't gotten in about four days. No surprise, one or two had broken and there is yolk all over the rest of them. How should I go about cleaning this off?

Also, what do you think the odds are that our nasty stomach bug could have been caused by an unwashed egg contaminating our food? I made pancakes last week with a dirty one and we all found ourselves sick come Monday. Thoughts?
 

azelgin

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Jan 18, 2008
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We usually wash of any eggs we don't like the looks of, with hot water. Most don't get washed.
I doubt you got sick from the eggs. Pancakes are cooked long enough to kill any bacteria.
 

ChickenLegs13

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Sep 4, 2013
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If your going to eat the eggs scrub them with warm-hot water with a nail brush. And yeah when you cracked the egg for your pancakes a piece of poop or germs could have fallen into the batter mix. But chances are you got the stomach bug because you touched a doorknob some scurvy person touched and didn't wash your hands afterward or breathed the same air some sickie coughed or sneezed in. Now that it's spring time I breath all that pollen and it makes my sinus drain down my throat which upsets my stomach and gives me the runny grunties.
 

Moody Broody

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Apr 8, 2014
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Firstly scrub or wipe off as much mess as you can, then place them in warm slightly diluted vinegar and water for 10-15 seconds to make them look pretty, and killing off anything nasty on the shell.
 

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