Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quick Tip: The perfect Hard Boiled Egg.

The perfect Hard Boiled Egg. 

Good Morning!  I know you are probably thinking … how hard can it really be to boil an egg?  Well, if you are anything like me, you have learned through trial and error that it is actually very easy to mess this simple task up.  Either you end up with an undercooked egg or one that is hard enough to bounce like a rubber ball.  And if that isn’t frustrating enough, what about all the annoying bits and pieces of shell you spend way to much time trying to pick off the egg, leaving you with what looks like a moon from all the craters created. 

I discovered a method on Pinterest and it really works!  It said that if you add ½ teaspoon of baking soda to your water it will make the shell easier to peel off.  I followed the simple method as this is what I got: 

To properly boil an egg:

Fill your pot with COLD water, this is very important so that the eggs (which are cold) will all cook evenly.  Add ½ teaspoon baking soda and your eggs to the cold water, turn the burner on High.  Bring water and eggs to a full, rapid boil.   

Once the pot is at a full boil, turn the stove off, leaving the pot ON the burner.  Set a timer or keep an eye on the clock, allow eggs to sit on the still hot burner for 9 minutes.  Remove from stove top, bring to sink, pour out water. 

Tap the egg on a hard surface to crack the shell & peel away under cold running water (to prevent burning your fingers).  You should notice that the egg shell comes off smoothly!

This is, by far, the easiest method and fool proof too!  Hard boiled eggs are also a very convenient breakfast for the on-the-go type.  Yet another quick, easy, no excuse reason not to eat a good breakfast.

Please report back with your results!

Listening to: Donavon Frankenreiter – Beautiful Day
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