Saturday, June 16, 2007

Rachael Separates Eggs...Not!

Not to get on Rachael's case too much, because that can get just as tiresome as unremitting praise (there's little chance of that!), but I did catch just a few moments of her 30 Minutes To A Terrible Meal Show this morning. (I was waiting for Giada). I must say I was rather appalled.

She was breaking some eggs for a Greek Lemon Soup, I believe. She had to separate 2 of them and she was very sheepish and apologetic before she began. She cracked one and let the white fall into her "garbage bowl". (You can freeze those whites, Rachael, for meringues!) She put the yolk in her other bowl. She did one more egg and then we saw a closeup of the egg yolk bowl. THERE WAS SO MUCH EGG WHITE in there that it looked like a whole egg, not just the yolks. It was shocking. That didn't matter so much in this recipe, but you certainly wouldn't want to make a custard with whole eggs, for example.

I get that part of her shtick is to burn toast and not be able to bake. But I KNOW that she's capable of separating an egg properly, and I don't find it amusing to jest about basic kitchen skills.

5 comments:

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Meringues? You must be kidding. SHE DOESN'T BAKE. :-D

Sue Gordon said...

You're right. I don't know what I was thinking. It's just that I've never thrown out a fresh egg white in my life. I'm not saying I haven't pitched them from the freezer, but at least I attempted to save them. But I guess that's just beyond RR.

Sue Gordon said...

It was pointed out to me that that was lemon juice in the bowl with the egg yolks. Ok, I stand corrected, but why then the lengthy explanation about not being a baker? And that doesn't change the fact that she THREW OUT the whites.

Cookie said...

...and that abomination she made and called "soup"?! I guess that if she'd add some rice or chicken like it's supposed to be, she would have to call it "stoup"!

Sue Gordon said...

Well, I guess the one thing that we can count on is that her food is consistently awful...no matter what you call it.