How do YOU boil an egg?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
How do YOU boil an egg?
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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 12:58pm

I think in the past week I've heard a hundred different versions of how to boil an egg. I didn't know there could be that many different opinions.

Here's what iVillage has to say...

Cooking 101: How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Whether you're making hard-boiled eggs for Easter or as a snack, follow our easy instructions and you’ll be an expert in no time
http://www.ivillage.com/how-hard-boil-egg/3-b-279609

In the book I'm reading (An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace) the author brings her eggs to the brink of boil and, as soon as she sees the first bubbles, she turns the water off, lets them sit for 4 minutes, then plunges the eggs into ice.

I was taught to bring them to a boil and let them boil for about 5 minutes.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 7:58pm
Hi and Welcome..
I myself have found that one shouldn't over boil the eggs or they will turn
green in the yolk part..
I also peel them quickly after they are boiled ..
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Registered: 05-17-2001
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 11:59am
=) Thanks Karen!

~Misty~


 


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 10:59pm
Your Mom is smiling.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-17-2001
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 10:33pm
I like that idea, I've seen it before and wondered how it was done. I might try that this year. I remember my mom always cracking the shells a bit just before dying them to get color on the eggs. We always had "Egg Gravy" for breakfast easter morning. Just white sauce with cut up hard boiled eggs, served over buttered toast. I still serve it on easter morning every year, with my mom's Easter Egg Gravy, making sure to get some of the color in there!

~Misty~


 


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 8:08pm

Here's a cute idea for the deviled eggs

http://www.foodjimoto.com/2011/04/easter-eggs.html

But don't follow their cooking instructions, you can see they made green eggs!


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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 7:27pm

hi Kristen, thanks for stopping by!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-14-2012
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 4:46pm

I have tried so many ways and have been unsuccesful everytime! I will try the tips iVillage provided...I am determined to be able say that I can boil an egg :smileyhappy:

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 2:27pm
I myself don't boil them to long 4 minutes. Cooking to long causes the eggs to be green. I don't like green eggs..
I do not plunge them in any water when I am letting them sit..
I also try to have older eggs when I need to peel them..
Eggs in this house don't sit for long...
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 2:24pm
Nice very creative. for deviled eggs..
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 1:03pm
mmaielua7 wrote:
I always buy eggs for Easter as early as I can, so they're not too fresh and easier to peel. I've always boiled mine starting with cold water for 10 minutes, then into ice water. I recently read on Taste of home or something like that to take the eggs out of the fridge 30 minutes before boiling to keep them from cracking. I'm going to try that this year.

I guess we're in good shape then - DH came home with a giant box of 2.5 dozen eggs over the weekend, so they should be not-so-fresh by next weekend when we dye them. I'll try taking them out of the fridge in advance. Thanks for the tip!

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