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I can't boil an egg properly!!!

Anonymous
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I'm 25 and still can't boil eggs right! If I can, I get my mother to do it for me. Either they are undercooked, or fall apart bad when peeling. 

I have absolutely no idea how long they should boil, what temperature on the stove, or what I can do to make peeling less frustrating. Ideas and advice would be helpful. :)

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:55 AM
There is this nifty little gadget that works perfectly every time and its cheap! Let me find it and ill link it
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browncoat
by Platinum Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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Bake them instead! It's way easier.

http://altonbrown.com/baked-eggs/

Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Here found it :-) apparently they also carry it at willimas Sonoma and I got mine at bed bath and beyond

http://m.crateandbarrel.com/egg-timer/s353892?a=1552&device=m&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CK_guM_B-LkCFQto7AodTF0AGQ
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teddysmama09
by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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Put the eggs in water, put the burner on high and bring to a boil. Then remove from the element, put on a tight fitting lid and let the eggs sit for 18-20 minutes. Then run them under cold water.
gamomtoseven
by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

If you pour a lot of salt in the water when you start boiling the eggs they peel really easy, I boil them for 3 minutes, turn the stove off,cover the eggs and let them sit for 10 minutes. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Put the eggs in the pan with water on medium-high heat. once the water starts a rolling boil set a timer for 20 min, the put pan in the sink and run cold water over them. Leave them sit for about 10 min then peel.
AjCeCeMom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Put egg in pan with cold water, bring to boil, let boil for 1 minute. Lid on, heat off, let sit 11 minutes for soft boiled.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM


I did once and it had a burnt spot on the side... 

Quoting browncoat:

Bake them instead! It's way easier.

http://altonbrown.com/baked-eggs/



browncoat
by Platinum Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

They'll get brown spots on them, which is normal.

Quoting Anonymous:


I did once and it had a burnt spot on the side... 

Quoting browncoat:

Bake them instead! It's way easier.

http://altonbrown.com/baked-eggs/





Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Boiling older eggs vs newer eggs make them easier to
peel.
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