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HELP: how do I stop eggs from turning green

post #1 of 10
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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:
post #2 of 10
That's basically overcooking. One answer is to prepare smaller amounts at a time and refresh the table throughout the service.

Phil
post #3 of 10
also using a pasteurized product with additive(ascorbic acid?) such as easy eggs-available under other names-will help. Keep them loose!!!
hth, danny
post #4 of 10
Slightly under cook your eggs and then add a teaspoon of lemon juice and stir in.
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post #5 of 10
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RE: green eggs

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.
post #6 of 10
The acid trick is new to me. That's part of why I'm not a pro.

Phil
post #7 of 10
If I might add....
Sometimes the lemon may be detected; I have used sour cream folded into the eggs as an alternative.

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post #8 of 10
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.
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post #9 of 10
I have used vit. C tabs in the eggs too they are usually ascorbic acid. It helps to cook them loose too.
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post #10 of 10
Add some cottage cheese to prevent them from turning green on a steam table.
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