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Perfect hard boiled eggs

Please, please, check out my post in Steam, don't boil those hard cooked eggs discussion. I just posted it and don't feel like typing it out again. I should solve all your problems.

Aug 26, 2011
JeremiahRain in Home Cooking

Steam, don't boil those hard cooked eggs.

Wow! Don't think I've ever seen so much talk over an egg so now I just have to join in. The reason hard boiled eggs become hard to peel is the over cooling of the whites. This also leads to rubbery whites and green yolks. The term hard BOILED is misstermed. Your ROOM TEMP, eggs should be eased into SIMMERING water (I use my tongs), for 12-14 min. pulled out and ice water bathed. I have done this at home, at work, old eggs, and eggs straight from the nest to my kitchen, and never had a problem. I roll the egg top to bottom to crack, squeeze and the egg pops right out perfecly cooked. It helps if you do this while its still in the water. Steaming works fine but its a unneeded step as the stem acts just as the simmering water. Hope this helps, keep chefn it up.

Aug 26, 2011
JeremiahRain in Home Cooking