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How do you boil your eggs?

post #1 of 27
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Since this is somewhat of a debate in my house, how do you boil your eggs?

I follow my Betty Crocker cookbook's directions which basically say to put enough water to cover eggs with 1" of water, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand 18 minutes, then cool with water to prevent further cooking.

Mom does her different.

DH does his different.

How do you make them?
post #2 of 27
i have never been successful boiling eggs!
post #3 of 27
I put them in the water in the pot right away, then turn on the heat to med-high until it boils. 10 minutes after the start of the boiling is when they're done. Nice perfect yellow yolks.
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I put them in the water in the pot right away, then turn on the heat to med-high until it boils. 10 minutes after the start of the boiling is when they're done. Nice perfect yellow yolks.




yes as a cheif tht is how to hard boil an egg
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by tilly tiger
yes as a cheif tht is how to hard boil an egg
Credit goes to my mommy, she taught me...
post #6 of 27
Place eggs in a small pan and bring to a hard boil, turn off heat and cover for ten minutes. Voilla perfect hard boiled eggs!!
post #7 of 27
I place in a pan with water to cover and bring to a boil. Shut water off and let sit for 10-15 minutes depending on how many I am boiling. Then rinse with cold water and store in fridge. If I am making eggs for devil eggs and I know ahead of time I buy them 1-2 weeks before event and store sidewise in the fridge. Older eggs are easier to peel and placing them on thier side makes the yolk be perfectly in the center so when they are split in half they have a "cup" to put the yolk mixture back in.

Tricia
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by peachytoday
I place in a pan with water to cover and bring to a boil. Shut water off and let sit for 10-15 minutes depending on how many I am boiling. Then rinse with cold water and store in fridge. If I am making eggs for devil eggs and I know ahead of time I buy them 1-2 weeks before event and store sidewise in the fridge. Older eggs are easier to peel and placing them on thier side makes the yolk be perfectly in the center so when they are split in half they have a "cup" to put the yolk mixture back in.

Tricia
Are you Marths Stewart disguised as peachytoday??? Good tips, I'll have to try them!
post #9 of 27
i let the water come to a boil then very easily drop eggs ina nd boil for 20 minutes then put the pot in the sink and run cold water over them till all the water is cold then let the eggs sit for a bout an hour in the cold water then put them back in the carton and into the fridge. we dyed 72 eggs yesterday!!!!!!!!!! for 2 kids lol ok so my sister and i (im 28 shes 25) are gonna do the easter egg hunt too lol (its a special easter for me it will be the first time since i was 5 years old that i get to be with my mom and dad and sister)
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mom2SalemIsis
i let the water come to a boil then very easily drop eggs ina nd boil for 20 minutes then put the pot in the sink and run cold water over them till all the water is cold then let the eggs sit for a bout an hour in the cold water then put them back in the carton and into the fridge. we dyed 72 eggs yesterday!!!!!!!!!! for 2 kids lol ok so my sister and i (im 28 shes 25) are gonna do the easter egg hunt too lol (its a special easter for me it will be the first time since i was 5 years old that i get to be with my mom and dad and sister)
Awww! That sounds like fun! And very special! Take lots of pictures! My mom offered to hide eggs at her house for me. I'm about to go dye my eggs now!
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I put them in the water in the pot right away, then turn on the heat to med-high until it boils. 10 minutes after the start of the boiling is when they're done. Nice perfect yellow yolks.
That's how I do it too!
post #12 of 27
Several inches of water to boil first. Turn heat down a little.

Egges get quickly poked with large pin on the fatter end. With practice, no eggs get broken.

Eggs in for 10-11 minutes.

Then out they come, and can get peeled and separated very easily from shell.

What the poking does is allow a thin area of hot water to fill under the shell. That layer allows for the shell to be removed - but you must do that soon or the water will get absorbed.
post #13 of 27
I place in warm salty water. Heat slowly then a rapid boil 10 min then I drain water let cool with a little cool water. Salt makes them easier to peel.
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I put them in the water in the pot right away, then turn on the heat to med-high until it boils. 10 minutes after the start of the boiling is when they're done. Nice perfect yellow yolks.
That's what I do, then after boiling place in a bowl of ice water to cool down.
post #15 of 27
I've never boiled eggs! That's what Mum is for!
post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I put them in the water in the pot right away, then turn on the heat to med-high until it boils. 10 minutes after the start of the boiling is when they're done. Nice perfect yellow yolks.


How I always cook them.
post #17 of 27
What about soft boiled eggs? They're always harder to do. I put them into the cold water in the pan, bring to the boil, and boil for around 3 mins, then keep my fingers crossed as I open them.

You've taken me back to Easter in my clildhood, when Easter morning meant soft boiled eggs with funny faces drawn on them by my Mum. I used to do it for my children too. It' a way of getting some goodness into them before they made themselves feel sick with all the chocolate.


post #18 of 27
I've never eaten a soft boiled egg....is that like a poached egg? (Which I've never eaten either...)
post #19 of 27
Here's Jacques Pepin's recipe. I've followed this method ever since I heard it, and it works perfectly:

1) Use a sharp object to poke a hole in the blunt end of the egg. This will allow air to escape from the shell, so as not to crack it during boiling. (There's a membrane-protected pocket of air at the blunt end, so water won't get into the whites/yolk even with the hole there.)

2) Lower the egg into boiling water with a spoon, again so as not to crack the shell.

3) Allow to boil for 10 minutes exactly. Then remove the egg and immediately plunge it into ice water for about a minute. This leaches the sulfur out of the egg, improving the taste and keeping the yolk a nice shade of yellow rather than green.

4) Put the egg under running water to remove the shell. Salt to taste.

This makes a perfect egg every time. The yolk will be a beautiful shade of dark yellow - not runny but not tough or firm either.

Try it! You'll never boil an egg any other way again!
post #20 of 27
My eggs explode while boiling out of 6 eggs maybe 2 or 3 will make it.. why?
post #21 of 27
^^^ Read the post right above yours!
post #22 of 27
are yours right out of the fridge or kept at warm temperature ?
post #23 of 27
Right out of the fridge, typically.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I've never boiled eggs! That's what Mum is for!
Yeah...well that used to work till Mom wasn't here....well techinically she's 4 miles away but still! Learn now chicky!
post #25 of 27
My mom had an actual egg boiler. Like, a whole nother appliance. It plugged in and had eight little egg holder things, and then you filled it with water and turned it on. I think it was Betty Crocker. And from the 60s.
I've only done it once, but I did find then putting them in ice water is helpful!
post #26 of 27
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What about soft boiled eggs? They're always harder to do. I put them into the cold water in the pan, bring to the boil, and boil for around 3 mins, then keep my fingers crossed as I open them

Yep, thats what i do as well
post #27 of 27
Large or extra large eggs directly from fridge, cover with water, bring to boil. Cover. Shut off burner and let sit in hot water for 16 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Peel immediately beggining by hitting large end on paper towel covered countertop. Yolks are solid bright yellow with no gray rings.
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