Friday, April 1, 2011

How to Boil an Egg

A friend recently posted a hot mess on Facebook of his attempt at boiling an egg. The eggs had exploded and looked pretty bad. I promised a "How to Boil and Egg" post. Start with fresh eggs and a safety pin. Poke a little hole at the top of each egg.

Add your eggs to a wide, deep pan and add water that goes over the eggs by two inches.

Add a dash of vinegar to the water.

Get an aluminum bowl and fill with ice in the sink.

Boil the water. When the water just starts to bubble as pictured put the timer on for 12 minutes.

Make sure the water comes to a rolling boil.

Wait for your timer and add water to the ice in the sink.

Carefully remove the eggs from the hot water. The ice stops the eggs from overcooking.

Make sure the egg is cool.

Crack the egg with the back of a spoon and peel. If you did it correctly the shell will peel very easily.

If you've overcooked the egg it will have a gray color around the yoke. Next time just cook it for less time. Add a little sea salt and enjoy!

Hope this helps you out Jon!

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