How To Hard Boil An Egg
How Can I Prevent That Unattractive Greenish Ring Around The Yolk Of A Hard Cooked Egg?
The secret lies in never cooking them longer than necessary. The best way is to place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add enough water to cover the eggs one inch above the eggs. Bring them to a boil, and immediately cover and remove from the heat. Let the eggs set, covered for 15 minutes. Pour off the water and immediately place the eggs under cold, running water.
You'll find that you can make much better boiled eggs if you'll purchase your eggs and place them in the refrigerator for about five days before you boil them. Freshly laid eggs don't boil well.
If you do it this way you'll find that the eggs will peel easily and they won't tear apart when your peeling them. Eggs cooked this way make perfect deviled eggs.
If you need to have hard boiled eggs in a hurry boil them and then cover them with ice to cool them off in a hurry. You'll find that eggs cooked and cooled off this way will peel easily. You can then quickly make deviled eggs or deviled egg spread with the eggs.
How To Hard Boil An Egg
Have you ever set around and wondered which came first the chicken or the egg. If it was the chicken then who laid the egg. If it was the egg then who or what indeed laid the egg.
Eggs Are A Highly Nutritious Food You Should Be Eating.
Did you know that eggs are all natural and packed with a lot of nutrients. Just one egg has 13 essential vitamins and lots of great high energy proteins. The average egg has 70 calories.
Did you know that eggs are the perfect food for breakfast. The protein in your eggs can give you lots of great energy all day long. Now ask yourself what would be the best food for you for breakfast tomorrow morning. And why not have boiled eggs for breakfast. Or boiled eggs for a quick high energy snack.
But you know what a lot of people can't boil an egg. I've been a great Chef for a number of years but you know what I can remember a time when I had trouble boiling eggs so here I am going to tell you exactly how to boil the perfect egg.
Here on this Hub Page your going to learn everything you need to know about, How To Boil A Hard Boiled Egg.
When it comes to boiling eggs people can easily overcook them and over cooked boiled eggs are not good. In a perfectly cooked boiled egg the white should be firm and white and the yellow should be bright yellow and hard.
For years people worried about eating boiled eggs because of the cholesterol but we now know that eggs help to lower the bad cholesterol. Eggs are also highly nutritious. The protein in boiled eggs is really good for you.
A utensil with a hinged upper portion of taut, stainless steel wires and a base with an oval depression in slats that correspond to the wires. When the upper portion is brought down onto a hard- cooked egg setting in the depression, it cuts the egg into even pieces. You can then use the cut up eggs to decorate egg dishes.
An egg slicer is great for slicing button mushrooms. The slices will be even and thin.
How To Hardboil Eggs
Deviled Egg Salad Is So Delicious
Deviled Egg Salad Is So Delicious
Here I'm going to share with you a great recipe for deviled eggs. Its simple but delicious. And almost everyone who tries them made this way says that it is delicious.
1. Six Large Eggs Hard Boiled And Peeled.
2. Three Tablespoons Mayonnaise.
3. Two Tablespoons Honey Mustard.
4. Salt And Pepper To Taste.
After you have peeled your eggs cut each egg in half and with a spoon carefully remove the egg yolks. Put the egg yolks into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. Use a fork to mash up the egg yolks and mix everything together really well.
Add the mixed up egg yolks back to the egg white shells and sprinkle the tops of the deviled egg salad with paprika. You now have some great deviled eggs.
Deviled Egg Spread
You can make the above Deviled Eggs into a great Deviled Egg Spread. Just put everything into the food processor and puree until very well mixed. If its too thick add a tablespoon of mayonnaise. Some people add very fine chopped sweet onion and very fine chopped celery. I like it with the sweet onion and celery added to the mix. I really like the egg salad served on toasted whole wheat toast. Its so delicious made that way. Just be sure if you add onion and celery that you puree your sweet onion and celery very fine. The finer chopped the veggies are the better.
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How To Boil Eggs Perfect Every Time
How To Boil Perfect Boiled Eggs.
Let your eggs come up to room temperature before you boil them. Use a tablespoon of baking soda in the water you boil your eggs in instead of salt. Salt can sometimes make the egg whites tough while the baking soda will not. The baking soda keeps the eggs from breaking or cracking while they are cooking.
You want all your eggs to be in the pan in a single layer. You want only a couple of inches of water above the eggs in your pan. You do want to start with cold water and eggs at room temperature when you start cooking your boiled eggs.
You want to bring your water up to a boil quickly and as soon as the water is boiling hard remove the pot from the water and put a tight fitting lid on the pot. After 10 minutes drain the water away and then pour or run cool water over the eggs to stop them from cooking and to also start cooling them down.
If you'll follow these instructions carefully you will find that your eggs will peel easily.
Hollandaise Sauce Recipe.
1. 4 Egg Yolks
2. 2 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice.
3. 3/4 Cups Butter Or Margarine Melted.
4. 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
Whisk egg yolks in top of a double boiler; gradually whisk in lemon juice. Cover over hot water, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, Until mixture thickens.
Add butter, 1/4 cup at a time, whisking until smooth. Whisk in salt; cook, whisking constantly, until smooth and thickened. Serve immediately. Makes about 1 cup. Excellent with any egg dish.
Great Ways To Use Boiled Eggs
Stir 2/3 cup (8 slices) crumbled cooked bacon, 3 tablespoons pickle relish, and 1/4 cup chopped chives into yolk mixture. Stuff your egg white shells with the bacon mixture.
Shrimp Stuffed Eggs
Stir 3/4 pound shrimp, cooked, peeled and chopped; 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish; and 6 green onions, minced, into yolk mixture. Stuff it into egg white shells. You will need to mince your cooked shrimp up fine. Sprinkle the tops with paprika.
If you find yourself with more eggs than you'll use in a few weeks, lightly beat them, add 1/8 teaspoon of salt per egg, pour into freezer containers. Make a note on the outside of the carton how many eggs are contained in the carton. Whole, beaten eggs can be frozen up to 6 months. Thaw your eggs in the refrigerator overnight and use immediately. Be sure that you thoroughly cook eggs that have been frozen.
Refrigerate eggs preferably in the carton they came in with their large ends up. Don't put your eggs in the egg cups in some refrigerators unless your going to use them in 3 days or so. Eggs stored outside the carton don't keep as well as those stored in the carton.
Hard boiled eggs should be refrigerated and should be used with in a week. Egg Salad should be used up with in 3 - 4 days at the most and should be tightly covered while its in the refrigerator.
How To Hard Boil A Egg
Place your eggs gently in a pot and cover them with water. Add a teaspoon of salt to your water to keep your eggs from breaking. And the salt will also make it easier for you to peel your eggs when they are hard boiled.
Once you have gently placed your eggs in the pot and covered with water , and added your salt now you want to bring your pot to a boil. As soon as the pot boils turn the pot off and leave it on the hot burner. Leave your eggs in the hot water for 15 minutes before you drain the water away. And add enough crushed ice to cover your eggs. Let them stand 10 minutes covered with ice and then remove your eggs one at a time and peel. You will find that your hard boiled eggs will peel very easily now.
And now you can use your eggs for what ever recipe you want to and you will have perfect hard boiled eggs.
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