Monday, April 5, 2010

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Hey guys, I'm back from a much needed spring break with more great kitchen tips and buzz then ever before! Big talk around the Easter dinner table last night was- how do you know when a hard boiled egg is done? I'm sure kids everywhere had a blast coloring eggs in tradition of the Easter Holiday. Hard boiled eggs should have a bright yellow yolk that is cooked through but not over cooked. There should be no signs of a greenish/yellow tint. How do yo get the most perfect sunny yellow center- follow this:
Place your egg(s) in a sauce pot with just enough COLD WATER to cover and place on stovetop
The egg will be perfectly done 10 minutes AFTER the water comes to a boil.Keyword being AFTER. So let you eggs come to a gentle boil, lower the heat and take the eggs out 10 minutes after the water starts boiling.
Submerge in an ice bath to stop cooking. An ice bath is the term used for a filling a bowl with ice and adding water to it, the purpose being to stop the cooking process.

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