The Way They Make Long Eggs Isn’t How You’d Think…
If you love ordering long eggs from a restaurant, chances are you've thought the chef is meticulously cutting each egg into perfect slices, leaving out the ends. This European delight goes through an extensive process before it makes it to the dinner table.
And no, the cook is not wasting the ends of the eggs nor are the chickens laying extra long eggs either. You may have even tried to make them at home, failing to imitate the restaurant-style ones. You are not a bad cook, you just don’t live in Denmark.
There is a factory by the name of Dansk Andels in the Scandinavian country whose main job is to make these long eggs. The process may not be the most appealing but it’s certainly painstakingly detailed.
#1. No chicken can lay an egg this length. The hard boiled eggs form a perfect cylinder.
#2. Regardless of how much it's tried at home, the egg never comes out remotely close, not to mention that the slices are not the same width.
#3. Cooking the yolk to the exact consistency is also a challenge. The yolk is not cooked through and once cut into slices, the egg begins to fall apart.
#4. A plant in Roskilde, Denmark has been catering to restaurants around the world with their long eggs. West of Copenhagen, 300 employees use up to 2,500 eggs per day.
#5. The eggs are cleaned and sorted. A machine lifts and breaks the eggs.
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