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Author Topic: Whisky, glass, egg - Whisky, glass, egg - Is it true that...  (Read 866 times)

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...if you crack an egg into a glass of alcohol, it will cook? A retired (but otherwise still very sensible) biology teacher friend spouted this at me yesterday. He says that you can cook an egg by dropping it in alcohol.

I say that you can't - and held up my years of experience with swallowing eggy-yolky hairs of the dog hangover cures as absolute proof that you can't.

Annoyingly, he doggedly still insists that you can. Can you really cook an egg by dropping it in alcohol?
 
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Re: Whisky, glass, egg - Whisky, glass, egg - Is it true that...
« Reply #1 on: 25 June, 2017, 05:38:57 PM »
Perhaps if it is hot alcohol? Although I seem to recall that pure alcohol boils at 63C, so it can't get all that hot

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Re: Whisky, glass, egg - Whisky, glass, egg - Is it true that...
« Reply #2 on: 28 June, 2017, 06:56:02 PM »
Perhaps if it is hot alcohol? Although I seem to recall that pure alcohol boils at 63C, so it can't get all that hot

I tried your answer on the bothersome biologist who started me off on this subject.[/b] He says "Nope, the alcohol is at room temperature". I then managed to beat out of him (ie by bribing him with glasses of gin and tonic and wheedling non-stop until he cracked) that the secret is that he only meant it would cook the white! Not the yolk.

I call that a cheap swizz. But what can you do? How can you punish a bloke who is nearly 90? Not much. I shall cross him off my post card list. That'll teach him!
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