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Old 06-30-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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ISO Help - Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs

When I buy the eggs I make sure that the expiration date is current and that they are not cracked.

This is how I cook them:
I put the eggs in cold water and let them come to a boil uncovered.
I let them boil for 30 seconds then I remove them from the heat and cover
them for 15 minutes.
I then drain the hot water and put in cold water and not let the eggs be immersed in the water.
I then let them sit in the cold water for 5 minutes.

The yolks come out fine. Sometimes the whites are very liquid and not firm.

What am I doing wrong?


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Old 06-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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The way I do them is very similar to yours but I haven't had any problems with the amount of "doneness" This link gives the recipe I use
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs | Simply Recipes

Hope you find a way to get them as you like them.

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Old 06-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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Increase the boil time to 1 minute and don't remove them from the burner after your turn them off. There's a little residual heat in the burner that will make a difference.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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I place the eggs in cold water that covers them. Place the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer (water just beginning to bubble. Turn down heat to simmer and let cook for six minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Bounce the eggs in the dry pan to crack the shell. Add cold water from the tap and let run over the eggs for 1 minutes. The eggs peel very easy, and the white is not overcooked, but done through, including the yolk.

I like my yolk less dry, and so when I cook them just for me, or for deviled eggs, I follow the above directions, but cook them for 5 minutes after turning down the heat.

Hope that helps.

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Old 06-30-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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Here is one of many ways to make perfect hard boiled eggs. Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Everytime
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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I put my eggs into cold water, cover the eggs with water, put the heat on high. after it comes to boil I cover, turn the heat off and leave on the stove (mine is electric so there is residual heat) for 15 minutes. perfect everytime.
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I bake mine in the oven. It is the only way I can get fresh eggs to peel. Mind you, I do 4 dozen at a time for pickled eggs. I doubt I'll ever hard cook eggs on the stovetop ever again.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #8
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I place mine in cold water, then boil on medium for 15 minutes.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #9
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I just mention to Shrek that hard boiled eggs sound good and when I get home they are done.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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I was looking for this thread, and found an old one. The comments are worth a look-see and a chuckle.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Everytime

Today I made a Smaller size potato salad, 2 taters, one egg. When the potatoes came to a boil I gently lowered the egg in with them, reduced heat to a simmer until the potatoes were done. I's say the egg came out perfect too.

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