Hard Boiled egg results vs cooking times

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  1. koclem

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    Here's how I do eggs:

    I put 18 of them in a pot, and fill it with water til it's about 2 inches over the eggs. Then I put on high heat covered. Once it's boiling, I take off the lid and let it boil for 8 minutes. Then I remove from the heat, and don't remove the eggs until the water has cooled enough to put my hand in it.
     
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    I would suspect you might get green yolks with that method, do you?
     
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    Just slightly green on the outside, but that's how I like them. Is that bad???
     
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    Pretty cool. Judging by this, I like my soft boiled eggs cooked for about 6 minutes.
     
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    not if you like it
     
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    the runny/gelatenous egg white is too much for me
     
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    Well, I've found that doing them that way results in "perfect peelers", as I call them. Nothing worse that a goddamn egg that won't peel right.
     
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    Jacques Pepin recommends peeling them under cold running water. The water works under the membrane and it practically peels itself.
     
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    I find that some eggs are just stubborn peelers no matter what you do
     
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    That does work really well. However I leave mine in the shells because I'll eat them throughout the week, and don't like them stinking up the fridge.

    It's a whole thing, ya know?
     
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    Fareway eggs never boil worth a fuck. Sam's Club eggs are usually perfect peelers. Makes sense, I suppose.
     
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    start the eggs in cold water, bring to boil, turn off the heat
    rinse under cold water in 8 minutes
    the freshness of the egg is what makes the peeling an issue
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Usually eggs that are very fresh won't peel well. If you can, when you make hardboiled eggs use older eggs. :party:
     
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    What I do is not really boil them at all. I think I read that Julia Child recommended this: place eggs in pan and cover w/water. Bring to a boil. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 12-15 minutes. Plunge into ice water. The shock of the different water temps causes the eggs to shrink in their shells, making them easy to peel. :) This has worked for me, with no green line b/t the yolk and the white.
     
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    "There's more than one way to boil an egg" :grad:
     
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    That is exactly what I do. (Closer to 15-18 minutes). Also lots of salt in the water helps them to not crack. (If you boil them instead of this method, it makes them have a green ring..)
     
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    never heard about the salt
     
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    a factor but by no means a rule