[CnD] Boiling eggs

diane.fann7 at gmail.com diane.fann7 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 21:00:49 EDT 2018

Egg cutters. 

Pamela, I have seen egg slicers at kitchen stores. Crate and Barrel has one that uses a wire to slice an egg in half, quarters or wedges. I would think other kitchen stores would have them. 

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From: Jude DaShiell via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> 
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:02 AM
To: Pamela Fairchild via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Cc: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at panix.com>
Subject: Re: [CnD] Boiling eggs

If you're going to make deviled eggs, 24 hours before you make the eggs turn each egg the other way in the carton so the yolk gets a chance to center itself in the white.  Leave those eggs alone for those 24 hours then you'll get presentation quality eggs when you make deviled eggs.

On Fri, 24 Aug 2018, Pamela Fairchild via Cookinginthedark wrote:

> Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:25:27
> From: Pamela Fairchild via Cookinginthedark 
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> Subject: Re: [CnD] Boiling eggs
> Here is how I boil eggs and I have had perfect success for hard boiled eggs this way.
> I put water in my kettle, set it on the stove, turn the burner to high, place a dozen eggs into the water immediately, so the water is not too hot to crack the eggs or burn my fingers.
> Now I make sure the water comes about an inch above the eggs. I wait for the water to come to a full boil, cover the pot with a lid, turn off the burner.
> Now I go away for about 20 minutes and ignore the eggs.
> After that amount of time I run the water in the kitchen sink until it 
> is cold, then set my pot of eggs in the empty sink. I remove the lid, 
> fill the pot with cold water, empty the water from the pot, fill it 
> again with cold water and let the eggs stand for about 5 minutes. Now 
> I can crack the eggs, roll them about to break up the shells, then 
> peel off the shells and the eggs are ready to use or eat or whatever I 
> want to do with them. Adding a little salt to the water sometimes 
> helps the shells not to stick. I have not tried baking soda but will 
> soon. I find if the eggs are just a little warm they peel easier. 
> Also, if I put my cracked, rolled eggs back into the cold water for a 
> couple minutes before removing the shells, water will get between the 
> shell and egg and the separation process is much easier. Sometimes I 
> get an egg where nothing works well. I eat that one immediately out of 
> spite for lack of cooperation on its part, or squish it up for egg 
> salad sandwiches or som
 e simila
>  use that doesn't care if the egg doesn't look pretty.
> Now I have a question: Is there a good way to cut the egg open to make debiled eggs? I love them but refuse to make them for sighted people because I can never cut them evenly and they always look like a first grader made them. I would even purchase an egg cutter if one exists to cut a hard boiled egg in half neatly the long way.
> Cooking soft boiled eggs is harder for me and not so easy. I put the eggs in cold water, bring it to the boil, time 3 minutes, plunge them into cold water to stop the cooking and hope they are not too hard or soft. Since you want them hot enough to serve they will continue to cook a bit anyway after you take them to the table in your favorite serving bowl. The ones who want the softest ones serve themselves first.  Mine are about right if I serve myself last.
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