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How to Hard Boil an Egg
1. Choose a pan just large enough to fit the number of eggs you'd like to cook or a bit larger. Don't forget that layers of eggs stacked in a pot will cook unevenly.
2. Lay the eggs gently into the pot, and cover with about an inch of water. This will insure that they will have enough water to cover them even after boiling for a while. Make sure the eggs go into cold water and then heat them up. Don't place in already hot water.
Boil: Place the pot on high heat. Bring it to a rapid boil. Some
stoves may bring it to boiling to fast and crack the shell so be carful.
You can immediately remove it or just turn the burner off and
Set a timer, or note the time, and let the pot stand (with the lid
Rinse. This will stop the eggs from cooking by their own heat,
Then take the egg in your hands and roll it back and forth in
If any eggs have large cracks, discard them. Cracked eggs
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require careful timing. The recommended range of times
Egg whites won't run
while boiling or poaching if you add a little
When you separate eggs,
break them into a funnel. The whites will go
If you want to save your egg yolks
after separating, preserve them by
After beating egg whites
do not tap the beater on the bowl. It causes
A thoroughly washed and rinsed tuna can with both ends removed makes a perfect mold for a poached egg.
To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of
Fresh eggs' shells are rough and chalky; old eggs are smooth and shiny.
To determine whether an egg is hard-boiled,
spin it. If it spins, it is
Egg whites won't run
while boiling or poaching if you'll add a little
Eggs will beat up fluffier
if they are allowed to come to cool room
it's best to use medium to large eggs; extra large eggs may
Egg shells can
be easily removed from hard-boiled eggs if they are
For fluffier omelets, add a pinch of cornstarch before beating.
Store in original box
in back of refrigerator. Due to warm air exposure
Due to many chickens being feed a variety of hormones and