What is with this egg?

rothfarm2000

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Not sure if this the proper forum to post in, but couldn't figure out a better one.

I hard boiled some eggs, all were fine except this one. When I peeled it, the egg was a weird tan color and there is a big black spot on one side. Sorry not the best picture.

I thought it smelled just like a hard boiled egg, but my husband thought it had a rotten smell, but I couldn't smell it.

I read some on the internet that overcooking an egg can supposedly can do the color change, but the big black spot is weird. I use an egg cooker that just uses steam to cook them. I really don't think it was overcooked, the yolk is not even cooked all the way through.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Colette
 

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Pigpie

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Kind of looks like yolk had a blood spot on it (?) I'm not sure definitely not over cooked looking though!
 

Pigpie

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Not sure if this the proper forum to post in, but couldn't figure out a better one.

I hard boiled some eggs, all were fine except this one. When I peeled it, the egg was a weird tan color and there is a big black spot on one side. Sorry not the best picture.

I thought it smelled just like a hard boiled egg, but my husband thought it had a rotten smell, but I couldn't smell it.

I read some on the internet that overcooking an egg can supposedly can do the color change, but the big black spot is weird. I use an egg cooker that just uses steam to cook them. I really don't think it was overcooked, the yolk is not even cooked all the way through.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Colette
Just noticed the black you were talking about, I don't know what would cause that:barnie
 

Peppercorngal

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Feb 5, 2018
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Not sure if this the proper forum to post in, but couldn't figure out a better one.

I hard boiled some eggs, all were fine except this one. When I peeled it, the egg was a weird tan color and there is a big black spot on one side. Sorry not the best picture.

I thought it smelled just like a hard boiled egg, but my husband thought it had a rotten smell, but I couldn't smell it.

I read some on the internet that overcooking an egg can supposedly can do the color change, but the big black spot is weird. I use an egg cooker that just uses steam to cook them. I really don't think it was overcooked, the yolk is not even cooked all the way through.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Colette

Well Colette do you have a rooster? Do you collect your eggs everyday. If you have a rooster it's possible that this was a fertile egg that started to grow for a few days. You think? Just a guess. :D
 

Relleoms

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Jan 22, 2018
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The tan “white” is more bizarre to me than the black spot, which I would assume is a blood or meat spot. Probably no big deal, but pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to eat it!
 

Relleoms

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I don’t know how to post a link to other threads, but if you search the forum, a similar question has been asked before. Apparently, it can be attributed to the Maillard Reaction...:idunno
 

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