Author Topic: Hard boiled eggs  (Read 1878 times)

Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4033
  • Learn something from everyone.
    • Email
Hard boiled eggs
« on: August 31, 2011, 07:01:53 PM »

I know it's a food question, but as you get older you forget some things..  How long to boil an egg (3 eggs) to make them hard-boiled without being stupidly hard boiled... ?

....
Finding offense where none is intended is a form of selfishness.

When facts change, I change my mind.  What do you do?

It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools.

Offline mikeamor

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 386
    • Email
Re: Hard boiled eggs
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 05:28:57 AM »
I usually put them into cold water and bring to gentle boil and then continue to gently boil for 10 minutes.
Then I turn off heat and let them sit in the hot water for a minimum of 10 minutes or until I get back to them.
Unfortunately, a conclusion is usually the place where you got tired of thinking.

Offline totm

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 989
Re: Hard boiled eggs
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 07:20:59 AM »
And I was taught to never boil "hard cooked eggs".  Now if mikeamor's gentle boil is somewhere between a simmer and a boil then that's the maximum I was taught 34 years ago about this time @ Fort Jackson.  I never knew a time.  I always cook for a period of time and then scoop one out with a spoon and do the spin test.
"It's your last day on earth, what is your final bite to eat?" Eric Ripert

"A good potato with a slab of butter.  I'm a happy man." Joel Robuchon

Offline MoButter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 77
Re: Hard boiled eggs
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 07:24:58 AM »
Put eggs in water then bring just to a boil and then cover and remove from heat. Let them sit covered for 12 minutes. Perfect every time. This way they don't get that green tinge and smell like sulphur.

Offline Minerva

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 607
Re: Hard boiled eggs
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 08:08:29 AM »
Only tip I would add is to let eggs come to room temp, or at least not fridge-cold, before putting them in the water.
Fish sauce...for when you want that flavor of cat food and athletic sock...in a good way. - Alton Brown

Offline mikeamor

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 386
    • Email
Re: Hard boiled eggs
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 12:06:59 PM »
Now if mikeamor's gentle boil is somewhere between a simmer and a boil...
Definitely more toward a simmer... ;)
Unfortunately, a conclusion is usually the place where you got tired of thinking.

Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4033
  • Learn something from everyone.
    • Email
Re: Hard boiled eggs
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 12:13:56 PM »
Now if mikeamor's gentle boil is somewhere between a simmer and a boil...
Definitely more toward a simmer... ;)

Thanks----

I used the mikeamor method, and the eggs went with CP in her lunch today, we will wait for a passing or failing grade.

.
Finding offense where none is intended is a form of selfishness.

When facts change, I change my mind.  What do you do?

It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools.

 

Powered by EzPortal
anything
anything
anything
anything