Monday, June 3, 2013

How to Boil an Egg

I know.  I did a mental eye-roll too when they said they were going to teach us to boil an egg in college.  How hard can it be?  You put in the egg and boil it, right?  But just like most cooking, there are specific ways to get the best results, and if you do it this way, you avoid that weird green layer that forms around the yolk when it is cooked too long...nobody likes Frankenstein eggs.

How to Boil an Egg
In a saucepan (that has a lid) place cold eggs and fill with enough cold water to cover the eggs. (Avoid eggs that are visibly cracked.)
Cook over high heat until water boils.
Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 7-8 min.
Immediately drain eggs and run cold water over them to stop the cooking process.
Peel and eat!  or chop for use in a potato salad or egg sandwich.

Note:  I am at high altitude, if you live at sea level, you may want to reduce cooking time, you can also reduce the cooking time to produce a soft yolk.

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