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#1 Thu 03 Apr 08 5:37pm

CarlosAntonio

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The perfect boiled Egg

You know egg boiling is an art. There are many problem that can arise when boiling eggs like cracking, losing half of the whites when peeling and trouble peeling to begin with.

I finally figured it out.

Place eggs in a pot with cold water add salt.
Place pot on stove and turn burner on HIGH.
When the pot just barely begins to boil and you know the water is piping hot remove the pot from the stove for 1 minute. This allows the egg's temperature to match the water temperature. Now the eggs won't crack from heating up so fast.
Place pot back on stove and let them boil away for 10 minutes.
Then run the eggs under cold water and crack and roll them on the counter (I saw Jamie do this as well). Now peel the shell off under slow running cold water.
Done! big_smile

Last edited by CarlosAntonio (Thu 03 Apr 08 5:38pm)

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#2 Thu 03 Apr 08 5:54pm

Singwhenyoubing

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

So no need to prick a hole in it then Carlos,like my mum used to tell me?
(we had one of those small plastic pricking devices - oo-er!)

hmm

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#3 Thu 03 Apr 08 5:58pm

choc chops

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

CHEEKY!  wink

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#4 Thu 03 Apr 08 6:09pm

Captain C

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

I know nothing about little pricks  wink

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#5 Thu 03 Apr 08 6:22pm

choc chops

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

ha ha  lol

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#6 Thu 03 Apr 08 11:17pm

GeoffP

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

Not bad - but you would be better letting the water simmer, not boil, for the final stage.

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#7 Fri 04 Apr 08 11:06am

Ashen

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

yep i would imagine you will have that gray green discolouration between the yolk and white by letting it boil that long.  puke  puke

betty crocker has it pretty well right for easy to peel perfect hard boiled no gray greeny gunk...

cold water 1 " higher than the eggs in pot.. bring to a boil on high.. take off burner as soon as a rolling boil.. put a lid on it and let sit for 20 mins then run cold water over them... they peel beautifully and are a nice bright yellow in the center.


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#8 Fri 04 Apr 08 3:54pm

Burkey

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

Hello Ashen, thanks for the tip - have never tried eggs using this method, but will give it a go.
Have you heard that you can pretty much centralise the yolk by stirring the eggs round in a swirl just before the water is boiling?  Wonder if that would still work with the method you mention?  Anyway, better less central and not grey-green.   smile

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#9 Fri 04 Apr 08 6:23pm

CarlosAntonio

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

I never even considered the discolouration of the yolk. I always thought that was just part and par for the course. Who knew? Thanks Ashen         thumbsup

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#10 Mon 07 Apr 08 1:05am

Anna

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Re: The perfect boiled Egg

Ashen, I do them like that but leave them to sit for ten, not twenty, minutes.  Do you keep your eggs in the fridge?

Same for soft boiled: one minute boil, then five minutes sit.  We were being grown-up and had dippy eggs and buttery soldiers for breakfast (2pm-ish) today.  Amazing.   smile

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