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Never Store Eggs In This Part Of The Fridge

Contrary to many of our foreign counterparts throughout the world, in the US, we've been conditioned to store our eggs in the fridge. But not all fridge space was created equal. Here's why.

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If you've ever been to France, Italy or elsewhere outside the continental US, you might have observed what appears to be an odd phenomenon: non-refrigerated eggs. Don't be alarmed. It's totally normal. Japan, Australia, Sweden and other Scandinavian countries tend to follow suit with our preference (or rather requirement) for refrigerating eggs, while much of the rest of the world lets them sit out at room temperature. 


The reason for this is simple. In America, eggs are washed with soap and hot water almost immediately after being laid by the chicken, which can damage or remove the protective layer that envelopes them naturally. This leaves the eggs vulnerable to contamination, so we refrigerate them to reduce the risk. 

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Makes 6

  • 1/2 cauliflower head
  • 8 eggs for cauliflower mix
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 4-6 cups shredded cheese
  • 6 slices salami
  • 6 tbsp pizza Sauce



  1. Boil diced cauliflower in salted water until tender.
  2. Blend, then transfer to mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in 2 eggs, pepper and 2 cups of shredded cheese
  4. Share the cauliflower mixture out between 6 ramekins, forming little cups
  5. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese
  6. Bake for 25 min at 375°F
  7. Add a slice of salami, a tbsp of pizza sauce, and one raw egg to each ramekin
  8. Top with cheese and return to oven for 7 min at 375°F
  9. Serve, and enjoy!

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