Sunday, November 7, 2010

Watch out for them eggs!

I recently had an a-ha moment about ordering eggs in restaurants during a field trip with my daughter's girl scout troop. How does this happen you ask?

One of my absolute favorite places to have brunch is Flying Biscuit, right in my neighborhood, around the corner from us. My favorite thing to order is their love cakes (black bean cakes made with corn flour), served with eggs over easy and roasted tomatillo sauce, and a side of mouth-watering cheese grits. However, since I order it all the time, I thought I should venture out, and about a month ago I ordered a smoked salmon scramble. After an hour or so, my stomach felt not so great. I attributed it to the fact that they were scrambled and remembered I have had stomach aches in the past when I have ordered scrambled eggs or omelets, but funny enough I never seem to have a stomach ache with eggs over easy, or fried eggs.

So, the other week when I was on a tour of Flying Biscuit with my daughter's girl scout troop (and trying to stay away from the buckets of flour they use for the biscuits that I miss so much), I saw the menu guides they keep in kitchen, on the wall, for the cooks to put the meals together uniformly every time. Well, what I also noticed was that for scrambled eggs, they use liquid eggs...a-ha!!! I have been getting a stomach ache because there must be something in the liquid eggs causing it. Gluten? I am not sure, but what else would give me a stomach ache, so I tend to think yes. I did not see a package so I cannot say with 100% certainty, but I am glad I now know to think about that before I order eggs and to stick with eggs over easy if I am ever in doubt.

I still love Flying biscuit as much as ever, but now I know what to stay away from.

I know, I have heard that some places use pancake batter in their omelets, but I never thought of a using liquid egg instead of read eggs...well until now.

Happy eating!


  1. I found out the hard way that IHOP uses pancake batter in their omelets...such a bummer! And in my opinion, completely unnecessary.

  2. No way! The last time I was at Flying Biscuit they told me the bean cakes weren't safe for me!

  3. They are safe, and are made with corn flour. I just ate there a month ago and eat there pretty regularly, that when we first moved here, I ate there like 3 times in one week and always get the black bean cakes.

    Which location did you go to?

  4. I've noticed after eating liquid eggs I've developed a stomach ache too. It happens every time. If I go to a diner or eat a breakfast sandwich that looks like they used liquid eggs. In fact I have a stomach ache right now from it. I did a google search and found this page. I used to think it was a commercial non-stick spray. It may also be a preservative in the liquid eggs. NO MORE LIQUID EGGS FOR ME.