Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Everything Egg - How to Boil the Perfect Egg
- Place the eggs into a large pot and salt the water. (Salt will raise the boiling temperature of the water.)
- Place on the stove and heat just until they start to boil.
- When you see they are beginning to boil, cover and remove from heat.
- Let them sit for 20 minutes.
- At the end of 20 minutes, drain the water and refill the pot with cold water and ice to stop the cooking process.
- I usually peel them immediately, but this is a personal preference.
- Refrigerate after the eggs have cooled in the ice water.
Trouble peeling the eggs?
- Fresh eggs are the hardest to peel. Use these for cooking and the oldest eggs for boiling.
- Eggshells are porous, so you can add a drop or two of vegetable oil to the water as they cook. The oil will soak through the shell which will allow easier peeling. I tried this and it really works. I added too much oil though and it was a mess, so play around with the amount of oil you need as compared to the size pot you are using. I would not recommend this for the eggs you will be decorating since the decorations probably will not stick.
This is what works in my kitchen. Have you found any egg-related tips that work for you?
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I need to boil 4 dozen eggs on Friday and I don't want them to be underdone!
I have not tried a double layer. I usually do not boil more than a dozen and my pot will allow a single layer. Having said that, I would be willing to guess the method I mentioned would be one of the easiest for a double layer because the eggs never get to a rolling boil and never really move, so they would probably be ok. I would be hesitant to experiment for the first time if you are boiling these for a special event. :) Thanks for reading!
I know that oil added to dye cup would create a marble effect, but I'm not sure about how it would turn out before hand. I suspect the color would still take, but of course none of the decals, stickers or crayons would work. Perhaps you could make sure you use the dye that require vinegar. Maybe that would help? Good luck!
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