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Post by thebigscott on Mon May 18, 2009 2:58 pm

I never boil eggs. Can't stand them boiled. I don't even boil them at Easter most years. I blow the guts out and make french toast. But this year we boiled some and Zoe had them and liked them. She just asked me for a boiled egg. How long do I boil it?
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Post by BuzzNut on Mon May 18, 2009 3:05 pm

I time them for 10 minutes once the water starts boiling.


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Post by thebigscott on Mon May 18, 2009 3:06 pm

Thanks. I could not for the life of me remember.
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Post by KellyM on Mon May 18, 2009 3:14 pm

I saw a trick on Paula Deen once and have tried it and it works. Just heat the water until it's almost ready to boil (you know when the bubbles are lining the sides and bottom of the pan?) then cover it for 10-15 minutes and it is fully cooked without having to keep the burner going and it boiling away forever. I have tried it 5 or 6 times and they were cooked every time.
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Post by thebigscott on Mon May 18, 2009 3:19 pm

That is cool, Kelly. And easy to remember. If she decides she wants them regularly, I'll do it that way in the future.
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Post by KellyM on Mon May 18, 2009 3:22 pm

I thought it was cool too because I didn't have to keep babysitting the pot. It was a done deal after trying it and realizing the eggs were cooked all the way through and I have cooked them that way since.
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Post by edbson on Mon May 18, 2009 4:05 pm

I boil them at a hard boil for 10 minutes or so. I like them DONE, not still mushy inside. My kids will eat a dozen or so boiled eggs a week.

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Post by Lori on Mon May 18, 2009 4:57 pm

Me too. I've tried the 15 minutes in the pan trick, and mine were not done. I buy the largest eggs I can get, though.

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Post by KellyM on Mon May 18, 2009 5:07 pm

Hmm that's funny, mine have always been cooked..I buy large eggs...

i dunno Karen, I guess you will have to try it for yourself and see if it does the trick for you.. Just remember when you try it to heat the water till it just starts to boil, leave it on the hot burner, but turn the burner off and put the cover to the pot on and leave it for 15 minutes. I don't like mine mushy either and they come out fine...course I dont' like it boiled so hard that I could play a round of golf with it either..
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Post by edbson on Mon May 18, 2009 7:02 pm

ALSO, if you put a pinch of salt in the water they peel easier.

My kids want to be able to play golf with them. LOL. I don't eat eggs, so I don't know.

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Post by Lori on Mon May 18, 2009 7:21 pm

When I first met DH he used to eat a soft boiled egg every day for breakfast. He likes those. But when he wants them boiled, he wants them boiled. LOL I hate surprises when I crack them open.

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Post by amybeccaz on Mon May 18, 2009 7:29 pm

I had to use this website (at least I think this was the website I used... it has the same thing that I used last time). It didn't give me the grey ring or the green ring, etc.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2047398_boil-perfect-hard-boiled-egg.html

They turned out PERFECT! I can't boil eggs either very well until this website showed me how.
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Post by thebigscott on Mon May 18, 2009 7:50 pm

I love that my stupid question has so many replies. It makes me feel less stupid, LOL.
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Re: Stupid Question

Post by BuzzNut on Wed May 20, 2009 11:42 am

I don't think it was stupid. If you don't know ask..the only way to learn. cheers
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