Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kitchen Tip: Salt It

Most mornings around here we'll do scrambled eggs, fruit, turkey bacon and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. It's easy, quick and a pretty darn balanced meal to start off the day.

Our daughter, Lillian, loves to help us make eggs. Her job is to crack them and then whisk them together with milk and add in salt and pepper.

But sometimes she gets a little over-eager with her cracking and misses the bowl.

Instead of getting mad and thereby discouraging her desire to help in the kitchen, I either:

A: Let the dogs clean it up (if it landed on the floor) - more vitamins for them!

B: Grab the salt.

Uh, salt?

Yep, salt. Next time you have a raw egg mess and don't want to deal with all it's slimy glory, generously sprinkle regular ol' salt all over the top.

Allow it to sit for a minute.

Then just wipe it up with a paper towel.

See how the egg is all wrinkled up? The salt causes it to stiffen up a bit and become slightly solid. And that allows you to wipe it up in one quick motion rather than dealing with dripping egg goo. 

I love this trick. It's really helped me to not freak out any time Lillian wants to cook something with eggs. :)  


  1. Thanks for posting, I did not know this. It kindof makes me want to go try it, just to see the wrinkly egg!

  2. Hu, I didn't know that. We have quite a few egg incidents at our home so this will be useful!

  3. Awww, Sarah! What a great post. This very thing happened to us in the kitchen last week. I have a tiny bit of OCD running rampant in my system and have been known to freak out about this! At the same time, I want Emily to love being in the kitchen; you are a lifesaver! Love your blog, btw!

  4. i love this tip! do you think it'll work on baby spit too?

  5. Hey, great tip!! I'll definitely be using this idea. Thanks for sharing.


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