Thursday, July 31, 2008

How to: Boil An Egg

Note: Don't laugh. Someone I love very much says they can't boil an egg - ever. Here you go -- you know who you are.

How To Boil An Egg

Place the number of eggs you want in a sauce pan.
Fill saucepan with about 1 inch of cold water over tops of eggs.
Put saucepan on the stove and bring to rolling boil.
Turn down the heat to low heat.

Continue to cook.

If you want softboiled eggs cook for 2-3 minutes. If you want hard boiled eggs cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

Pour eggs into a colander and run cold water over them.

To peel your eggs, place inside a napkin and crack against a hard surface. Roll it around applying enough pressure to cause the shell to "crackle". Once the entire egg is crackled find a loose spot and peel away!


From the Doghouse said...

On an episode of "Good Eats" he addressed boiling eggs. He uses an electric pot that clicks off when it reaches the right temp, so you don't overcook your eggs.

Deanna said...

How cool is that? I may have to go to his website and find out about that pot for my "person who does not know how to boil an egg".

Taylor & Krisa said...

thanks! You know this is the most difficult task in cooking for me. ha!

MaryZ said...

Someone told me lately to add about
1 t. of baking soda to the boiling water. I tried it and it does seem to make the eggs easier to peel!