Sunday, January 30, 2011

I can Boil an Egg......perfect.....every time!

You remember that old nursery rhyme....

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the King's Horses and All the King's Men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Anywho, Humpty Dumpty is typically depicted as an egg, since that old nursery rhyme has been modernized. I always wondered why a horse would try to put Mr. Dumpty back together...I mean it's not like a horse has hands. I just don't get it. Not that I'm interested in cooking Humpty Dumpty, that would just be wrong and cruel. But I can boil an egg....perfect....every time!

You'd be surprised at how many people can not properly boil an egg. Hard boiled Eggs are pretty much the perfect compliment to salads, sandwiches, breakfast, not to mention the all important Easter Egg!!

Here's a few more tips when hard boiling eggs:

*To peel hard boiled eggs easier and quicker, just after boiling, crack shell and set in cold water immediately. This will allow cold water to permeate between shell and membrane, allowing the shell to be removed quite easily.

*If you plan to put hard boiled eggs back into the fridge to chill, Add a few drops of food color to eggs when hard boiling so that they can be easily detected in the refrigerator.

*To prevent eggs breaking when boiled, Pierce the end of an egg with a pin and it shouldn't turn into a nursery Humpty Dumpty.

Here's my no fail method. If you have mastered this no further, but the photos are kind of cool.

In a saucepan (with a tight fitting lid), place just enough water to cover the top of your eggs.

Bring to a rolling boil.

As soon as the water starts to boil, cover with a lid. Remove from heat. Keep eggs covered for 10 minutes. Remove lid and you'll have beautiful perfect hard cooked eggs.

I like to shell mine under cold running water! Slice or chop and Enjoy!!

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