HELP: how do I stop eggs from turning green

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  1. mbear

    mbear

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    I work in a long term care facility, we cook our scrambled eggs in a steam table and they turn green before we are done serving. is there something that will prevent this from happening? Any and all suggestions are welcome. :confused:
     
  2. phatch

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    That's basically overcooking. One answer is to prepare smaller amounts at a time and refresh the table throughout the service.

    Phil
     
  3. dano1

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    also using a pasteurized product with additive(ascorbic acid?) such as easy eggs-available under other names-will help. Keep them loose!!!
    hth, danny
     
  4. cape chef

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    Slightly under cook your eggs and then add a teaspoon of lemon juice and stir in.
     
  5. mbear

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    Thank you to all who replied, we are unable to cook small amounts as we have 100 residents eating all within a 15 min time allotment, but we will try the lemon juice and all other suggestions.
     
  6. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    The acid trick is new to me. That's part of why I'm not a pro.

    Phil
     
  7. jim berman

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    If I might add....
    Sometimes the lemon may be detected; I have used sour cream folded into the eggs as an alternative.
     
  8. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    At the resort, where I work, we do a breakfast buffet daily, for anywhere from 120-300ppl, plus all the other banquet breakfasts we have going. We use a liquid egg product that contains citric acid. This keeps the eggs nice and yellow all morning long, if the need arises.
     
  9. chef wil

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    I have used vit. C tabs in the eggs too they are usually ascorbic acid. It helps to cook them loose too.
     
  10. cheflayne

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    Add some cottage cheese to prevent them from turning green on a steam table.