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post #1 of 27
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Many of you may find this funny, but in 50 years of breaking eggs, I never broke one open to find two fully formed yolk sacks, in one unspectacular Grade A Large egg. Until last Sunday!

Now I am curious if this happens regularly or not??

Guy at work here says its a sign of good luck! I could sure use that!

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post #2 of 27
It is good luck and I have had it happen a few times. It makes for tasty eggs over medium. :)

I once cracked an egg and found a partially developed, I guess the proper term would be, chick fetus inside. That was a little less cool. I didn't eat eggs for a really long time after that.
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post #3 of 27
I probably see one of those double yolkers every few months.
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post #4 of 27
Some years ago my GF and I were preparing breakfast and found THREE double-yolkers in a package of a dozen eggs. I've never gotten a double yolked egg again.

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post #5 of 27
I have gotten a few in my time.
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post #6 of 27
One time at work we had a case of eggs (30 dozen = 360 eggs) that was about half double-yolks! Fortunately, it was for the hors d'oeuvres fillings, not the doughs, so it didn't throw us off much.
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post #7 of 27
I've heard that egg suppliers candle the eggs and separate out the double-yolkers for commercial clients as most consumers don't want them. Does anyone know if this is true or not?
post #8 of 27
Good luck? I must remember to use more eggs.
post #9 of 27
I'm not sure if they do...but it seems to make sense. There is a restaurant near us that serves all double yolks for breakfast. You get six yolks for three eggs. Mmmmm.

dan
post #10 of 27
I once had a whole 18-count carton that was all double-yolks

:crazy::crazy: :crazy::crazy: :crazy::crazy: :crazy::crazy: :crazy::crazy: :crazy::crazy:, etc. etc....made for some great omelettes!!

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post #11 of 27
It happened to me a couple times, and they were delicious! But does that mean that this egg could have made twins? That is funny:smiles:
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post #12 of 27
And this is why we should use liquid measure. ;)

Imagine someone at home just starting out learning how to bake and coming across this!
post #13 of 27
Some UK supermarket chains used to sell cartons of eggs advertising that they were all double yolks!

Haven't seen that for a while, though.
post #14 of 27
I've seen one in the past. I worked in an egg shipping plant. My job was in the factory part where the eggs are sent down a conveyor, washed, and put into cartons. I had to put the cartons in boxes to be shipped. I never noticed them inspecting the eggs but that could have come at an earlier stage. I never worked outside the plant area. In fact, my time there was short lived. That was the nastiest job I ever had!
post #15 of 27
Like some others have mentioned, I used to see double yolked eggs a year or few ago, sometimes 3-4 in a dozen. Kids thought it was cool. Haven't seen any in awhile...... gotta wonder why? what were they feeding those chickens back then?
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post #16 of 27
I had a chicken/egg farm nearby that would sell a dozen of juts double-yolkers. I don;t know that on egets more yold per egg, but it sure looks good.
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post #17 of 27
Interesting thought Kuan,

Large grade A eggs are 1 oz white and .67 yolk. I wonder if the doubles change all that. Oh, and yes, I've come across my fair share over the years.
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post #18 of 27
I was told about a chicken farmer in Cornwall who maintained that he was not allowed to to sell "double yolked" eggs. I assume he candled them to identify the doubles and they were then put by the farm gates with a notice to "Take some double yolked eggs and leave a donation to the farm if you wish". I have no idea why he was "not allowed" to sell his double yolkers but it would not surprise me in the slightest to hear of an E.U. ruling which forbids their sale!
post #19 of 27
mmm, fried over-easy with some cheese grits and some hashbrowns.

dangit, now I'm craving breakfast!
post #20 of 27
We used to keep a few laying hens when we had a little hobby farm, and it did happen fairly regularly. It tends to happen more when the hen is getting on in years and her laying days are numbered. You tend to get all manner of strange egg phenomena happening when the hens are just starting out laying, and when they're getting ready to pack it all in.

As for why they don't wind up in the cartons we buy at the store here - yes they do candle the eggs and separate the double yokers from the single yokers. Don't know why they don't sell them in the stores, but it makes sense that they may be sent to commercial food producers.
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post #21 of 27

Weird

The same thing happened to my daughter the other day while she was making scrambled eggs.....store-bought large Grade-A eggs.
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post #22 of 27
Hmmm, I wonder if that's why I haven't noticed the double-yolkers in Waitrose for a while?!
post #23 of 27
You could make balut! They eat them all the time in the Philippines, but they use hard-boiled duck-fetus instead.
post #24 of 27

Double yolkers

When I cooked weekend breakfast at a B&B, we were supplied and used double yolked eggs. They were VERY large eggs and looked nice poached.
We always noted on our menu that we used double-yolked eggs.

We also ordered regular eggs for baking or scrambles.

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post #25 of 27
Heh... yeah. Who wants to have a balut party? My house, lutefisk appetizers served.
post #26 of 27
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post #27 of 27
So did you buy a lotto ticket that week? :D
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