The Basics: How To Boil Eggs

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How To Boil Eggs

Learning to boil eggs properly is how you will avoid green rings around the yolk as well as peel them without mangling the smooth outer egg white. Follow my instructions to make this task a breeze.

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How To Boil Eggs

Place the eggs in a single layer in a 3-quart saucepan & cover with about 1-inch of water. Bring them to a rolling boil over High heat. Cover them with the lid, turn off the heat & let them stand 7 minutes. Remove the lid & drain in a colander. Place the eggs back into the saucepan. Shake it good so they crack all over then peel them under cool running water. Rinse off any tiny bits of cracked shells. Plunge them into an ice water bath to stop the cooking process.

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The number of eggs you choose to boil is irrelevant.
This particular method will work for three or nine eggs.
Just make sure the eggs fit in the saucepan in a single layer.

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The Rolling Boil

Place the saucepan filled with the eggs & water over the stove eye.
It will take about 5 to 7 minutes for the water to come to a boil.
Look for loads of bubbles over the entire surface before turning off the heat.
Adding the lid will contain the heat & cook the eggs to perfection.

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Pulling the eggs from the heat at 7 minutes allows them to cook further while peeling them.
Place them back into the saucepan & shake a bit to crack the shells all over.

Do not shock the eggs in ice water before you peel them.
It’s a sure fire way to ensure the shells aren’t going to budge.

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The key to a perfectly smooth, peeled egg is separating the membrane from the egg.
That’s why you should crack & peel them while they’re still a little warm under cool water.

Once you get in between the egg white surface & the membrane,
you should be able to remove the shell in large pieces.

San The Green Rings

Green rings appear on overcooked eggs.
This cooking method will ensure the yolks do not have green rings around them.

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5 Responses to The Basics: How To Boil Eggs

  1. Virginia Kracke Peelen February 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I am going to make Food and Wine’s chicken goulash with biscuit dumplings – all time winner of one dish meals-for an International Dinner. Had a heck of a time finding Hungarian hot paprika in Dothan ,Al. Love, aunt Virginia


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