Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday


My tip this week is how to perfectly cook hard boiled eggs. I don't mean that to sound arrogant, using the word perfect can lead to that assumption, & I don't mean it like that. :)
Years ago I was watching the Food Network & it was back in the day when it was fairly new. I think it was Emeril's first year. He looked right into the camera & said he was going to demonstrate how to perfectly cook a hard boiled egg. So actually, perfect is his word, not mine. LOL
Years ago when I'd make hard boied eggs, the yolk would usually look a little green on the outside part of the yolk. It didn't affect the taste, but who besides Sam I Am wants green eggs? I would tend to over cook the eggs because of being afraid of undercooking them.
But Emeril showed me a trick to fix that green yolk problem. He even asked, "Do your yolks ever come out green when you boil eggs?" LOL That got my attention. I listened to his 'trick' & thought to myself that they'd be undercooked. But I have to say that this trick worked, & I've been boiling my eggs Emeril's way ever since.
To hard boil eggs:
Place eggs in pan & cover with cold water.
Bring to a full boil & boil for only 4 minutes.
Remove from heat & cover with lid.
Let them sit in the coved pan for 9 minutes.
This is what cooks them perfectly.
Then, pour them out into the sink with cold running water. Cool the pan off in the water too. Return the eggs to the pan & fill with cold water & ice.
Crack & peel & eat!
I haven't had a green hard boiled egg in at least 7 years. :)

You can see more Kitchen Tips over at Tammy's Site.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really like your site! Thanks for the tip on boiling eggs! Another tip on eggs is to use older eggs to boil. For example, buy some and then leave in your frig for a week and then boil them. This way they peal wonderfully! My folks raised chicken growing up and we ate allot of eggs!
Betsy

BarbaraLee said...

I struggle with this once in awhile. But we don't eat that many for me to stress over it.

La Pixie said...

nice tip. those are gorgeous!

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