Can You Purposefully Buy Double-Yolk Eggs?

Surprise! You're cracking eggs for scrambling and found a double yolk in there. Is it good luck? Well, according to Chickens & More, there are actually a few old wise tales regarding double-yolk eggs. Whether you believe it brings good fortune, indicates that a pregnant relative could have twins, is a prediction of death, or is a clue that you might be meeting your twin flame or soulmate in the near future, however you perceive it is up to you. In fact, the superstitions exist because of just how low the chance is to crack one open — one in every thousand eggs to be exact (per Food & Wine). But what is the cause for a double yolk?

Egg Safety Center states that when a female hen releases more than one yolk during her daily ovulation cycle, double-yolk eggs occur. This is often caused by young female hens due to their reproductive systems being slightly immature or by older female hens when they're reaching the end of their period of producing eggs. But a big question many want to know is if these types of eggs are safe to eat. The answer is yes. In fact, if you prefer your eggs to have a double yolk, you can actually buy them all that way.

You can find double-yolk eggs in certain areas of the U.S.

According to Food & Wine, you no longer have to leave a double-yolk egg up to chance, as you can now buy a dozen of them in a carton thanks to Sauder's Eggs, an egg producer located in Pennsylvania. Mostly available in stores along the East Coast of the United States, this product appeals to almost all customers, except those wanting to bake with them. Sauder's Eggs states that the extra egg yolk can sometimes add extra fat, altering any recipe that originally only intended for there to be one yolk. This, of course, only pertains to extremely precise recipes.

Some savory ways to cook with double yolks include the obvious ones like omelets, an easy spinach frittata, and a fried egg or scramble – and then there are not-so-obvious ways to use them, such as in eggs Benedict, egg sandwiches, eggs in purgatory, and carbonara. The options are endless, and apparently so are the yolks!