Squeeze an Egg

Have you squeezed an egg lately? No?! You just don't love your eggs enough, I say!

naked egg
Like your chicken? Then go ahead and bend its bones!

bendy bone
Science Fair this week.

16 comments:

Kribha said...

Beautiful Pics and I'll squeeze my egg tomorrow.

Mandira said...

Beautiful pictures... they do work wonders now!

Siri said...

I love squeezing a (boiled) egg...hehe.. its so soft and gives a weird pleasure.. :)) love the pic!

~ Siri

Manisha said...

Kribha, good! Then do the same to a raw egg, which is what Medha has in her hand. :-D

Mandira, good to see you out and about! Keep drinking those warm fluids and get better soon!

Siri, I know what you mean! Medha and I are both waiting till after the Science Fair to squeeze that egg till the membrane gives way and the albumen and yolk ooze out!

Anita said...

How's it done? The way you mentioned earlier - dissolve the Ca in vinegar? Doesn't look like that though...Tell, no.

Manisha said...

Ah! I was wondering when someone would ask. But you know what? You already know! Just drop the darned things in regular distilled vinegar. Both need refrigeration and it takes only 2-3 days for the calcium in the egg shell to dissolve. The chicken bone took over a week.

Here's a pic of the egg soon after it was dropped into vinegar. Bubbles formed on the shell and soon it started floating. It looked like it was effervescing. Once some of the calcium had dissolved, the egg settled at the bottom of the jar and actually expanded. It's translucent and you can see the chalazae bob about and make out where the yolk is. It's a pretty cool experiment but very easy - we only do easy for the Science Fair! We changed the vinegar every day till the calcium had dissolved completely.

RP said...

LOL! I have recently found out that if you squeeze a hard boiled egg after peeling while it is still hot, you can make shapes out of it...for example, you can make it a square shape! The impact of seeing this in tv. :)

Manisha said...

RP, there are a whole bunch of videos on youtube about the Egg Cuber. This one though will burst and leave an icky mess if put through that thing! :-D

Suganya said...

I would have gone ahead and squeezed it completely. How did you manage to stop? My hands are itching...

Asha said...

We did that Eggperiment last week, got to soak the Eggs in Vinegar for 2 days!:))
Wish bone of a chicken!

musical said...

Total fun! and the picture are brilliant!

Shantanu said...

Hi Manisha: Great blog! Thanks for educating me on Flickr usage. I have taken the steps you outlined. Thanks once more...

Manisha said...

Suganya, I squished the control egg yesterday. I couldn't bear it anymore! We cannot take the egg for the Science Fair but we are holding on to it just in case we need more pictures.

Asha, you're amazing as always! I cracked the wishbone so we couldn't use it. It would have been much quicker than this one!

Musy, thanks! But quite honestly, the first one could do with more work - I just selected and deleted the background leaving frayed edges. But it's for a child's Science Fair project, so it's OK!

Shantanu, welcome to IFR! As part of an initiative taken by the food blogging community, we have been trying to create an awareness of plagiarism as well as copyrights. Thank you for taking corrective action quickly!

Cynthia said...

Nice pics!

bee said...

yikes!!! and what happens to the yolk?

Manisha said...

Cynthia, thanks!

Bee, what you are looking at is a shell-less egg, held together only by its outer membrane. So the yolk stays in, until it is sqooooshed; then, it trickles out.