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i hard boiled some eggs and the middle of the yolk isn't quite done

can i still eat the whites and be ok? those are fine. it's just the very middle of the yolk that isn't quite powdery yet

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Asked by staciandababy at 7:56 PM on Jun. 7, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • and any tricks for peeling? i am sucking at this

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:56 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • You can still eat the yolk too. As long as it isn;t runny it's cooked. Trick to peeling is to throw the hot eggs in ice water right after they are done for 15 minutes

    Answer by hornz102485 at 7:58 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Yes you can eat the whites and Run it under cold water that should help!

    Answer by kaleigh08 at 7:58 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • ok. they have been in cold water, thanks!

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:59 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • It's fine to eat - we used to have soft boiled eggs all the time growing up. The thought of it now makes me gag a little because of the sliminess, but they are fine if they were boiled for at least 2-3 minutes.

    ps. The farmer I get eggs from told me to make sure that if you intend to boil eggs, keep them around for at least a week or so first so they won't be too fresh. When they are fresh, they don't peel as easily. Store eggs are probably already a few weeks old by the time we buy them, but he said they still may need to sit for a few days prior to boiling & peeling.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • You can eat the entire egg. I like the yolks a little bit on the runny side. To peel easier, run under cold water and peel while running under the water.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:18 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • crack the egg and slip a spoon between the shell and egg..this works like a charm

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • You can still eat the yolk! In fact, eggs are better for you of you don't cook the yolk all the way! Once that yolk is completely cooked, it loses a lot of it's protien & vitamins.

    ooo, like the spoon idea!

    When i boil my eggs, i make just a hairline fracture in the shell before placing in the hot water. This allows a little water to seperate the shell from the cooked egg. But, don't totally crack the egg so that the inside is coming out! Just make a tiny crack in it. This always makes eggs really easy to peel (and i learned this trick in cooking school)

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:35 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

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