Friday, July 8, 2016

Question for Mom

What’s the best way to hard-boil eggs? -- Alice K.

Put the eggs in a small pot, cover with cold water and then a lid.  Bring the water to a boil (about 5 minutes) and cook the egg for 3 minutes.  Turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the hot water, covered, for 12 minutes.  Then drain and add cold water to the pot so the eggs will cool quickly.  Peel, wrap in plastic or place in a covered container and refrigerate until needed.

NOTE: The best way to peel hard-boiled eggs is to start by poking a hole in the egg shell before cooking the egg (click on this link).  The hole pierces the egg’s membrane.  So after the egg is cooked and you roll it around on a counter to create a web of cracks, the shell will just slip off.  Without the poke, the shell will often stick to the cooked egg. 

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