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Old 09-14-2017, 08:16 PM   #21
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Oh, no - that water was boiling its little heart out. I just think the eggs were too cold for the water. I keep my fridge pretty chilly.

It's like when I went to thaw chicken the other night. It wasn't completely frozen but not thawed enough for me to cook, so I dumped it (in its freezer bag) in some hot - and I do mean hot - water. In about 3 minutes, that water was cold. I had to do that a couple of times.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:43 PM   #22
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Oh, no - that water was boiling its little heart out. I just think the eggs were too cold for the water. I keep my fridge pretty chilly.

It's like when I went to thaw chicken the other night. It wasn't completely frozen but not thawed enough for me to cook, so I dumped it (in its freezer bag) in some hot - and I do mean hot - water. In about 3 minutes, that water was cold. I had to do that a couple of times.
Using hot water to defrost food won't help. Just use room temperature water. The water is merely working as a heat sink with the surrounding room temperature. Besides, using hot water can lead to uneven thawing, which can be a food safety issue.

I think you were right about the eggs being too cold when you tried to scramble them. Try it again staring with room temperature eggs.

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I love you, Casey, but if I hadn't used hot water, I'd still be waiting for that chicken to thaw!

Oh, it was a chicken breast, not a whole chicken.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:51 PM   #24
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And I very seldom use hot water to thaw stuff.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:49 AM   #25
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I'm enjoying all the posts on boiled scrambled eggs... Just confirms my belief that butter in a pan is best for scrambled eggs...

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