OK. I'm still trying to decide what's for dinner, so I had a little snack in the meantime
Half a dozen hard cooked eggs. A lot has been said about eggs in the past few months and here's what I just encountered.... and my stomach documented....
My five chickens give me a dozen eggs about every 2-1/2 days. That's 2.5 for you metric folk
In my fridge right now I have 5 dozen eggs. I have a dozen on the shelf at room temp that I just pulled out this morning. That's how I keep my eggs for my own use. And I pulled out an eighteen pack this morning because it was the oldest of the bunch and I wanted to hard cook them sometime today.
I filled the pot with cold water to cover the eggs by an inch. None floated. None even wanted to float or had ends turning upward. That says something about how old an egg has to be to be a floater... at least over 17-18 days. And BTW, over the 2-3 days I collect the eggs they are also at room temp before refrigerating them.
Bring water to boil.
Turn down to a simmer and cover for 15 minutes.
Drain and run cold water on them.
These eggs peeled easy and there wasn't any green on six of them (that I can verify at present
). This wasn't more than 30 minutes from pulling them off the stove.
And yes, I used the one handed pepper shaker with and matching salt shaker, had a cold one at the ready, and stood there at the counter eating them. They were just a snack after all!
Not to mention drying my hands long enough to snap a pic