Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Boiling the Perfect Egg - The Manly Stanley Way

It's funny. Everybody thinks "How smart do you have to be to boil eggs?" Duh Huh.. If you're a person like me that likes to boil the eggs, then it's just not that easy. Why? Because I like to boil about 12 to 18 eggs and store them in the refridgerator. My youngest son loves them, and it makes it more convenient when you want to add them to things like wraps, salads and some of my other favorite dishes. So, I hate it when the shells stick to the eggs, or the shells crack during the cooking and in general make a mess. So I wanted to find out how to make them perfectly.. Here's the technique I settled on. Try it..You'll be glad you do.

The Lazy Man's Way To Boil The Perfect Egg

  • Place eggs in single layer in saucepan.
  • Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  • Cover pot with lid and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat and let stand.
  • Large soft-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 1 to 4 minutes, depending on your tastes.
  • Large hard-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 15 to 17 minutes.
  • When cooked to desired level, drain off hot water.
  • Immediately cover with cold water and add a few ice cubes.
  • Soft-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until cool enough to handle. Serve.
  • Hard-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until completely cooled.
  • Use as needed in other recipes. 
Never boil eggs. It makes them rubbery.
Use older eggs. Fresh ones won't peel properly.
To keep eggs from cracking while cooking (before placing in water), pierce large end with a needle, which will also make them easier to peel.

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. I suggests you try the BBQ. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home...all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.

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