Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The perfectly boiled egg

No, I can not boil an egg. Such an easy, simple task, and I can not seem to master it! I have been boiling eggs for years, but one or several always seem to crack while boiling. Sometimes they get real dark on the inside. Now I admit this morning, I had a feeling they would mess up. I put them on and started boiling, but I wanted to come sit in here at the computer for a while, so I turned them down to a simmer. ...Kinda forgot about them, but once I remembered, I turned them back to a boil... did that for about eight minutes, which obviously was not long enough, but I thought since they had been simmering for so long, they would be partially cooked. WRONG. One of them cracked wide open, so I decided to have that one first... peeled it... looked fine... second egg, started peeling... nope not done. It was all nice and runny, so I threw it away. I boiled the rest of the eggs for about 5 more minutes and have not checked them yet. I don't know why I have such trouble with this. My mom and dad always have perfectly boiled eggs. My aunt always has such beautiful deviled eggs, how does she peel them with out messing up the egg. I even have trouble peeling them! I always end up losing some of the white with the shell. What is wrong with me!!! I am seriously aggravated here, maybe I've had too much coffee and my nerves are just on edge.

5 comments:

Christen said...

Thanks for the comment! I always had trouble boiling eggs too until I heard a trick from a Rachael Ray show, she said when the water starts boiling turn the burner off and let the eggs sit in the pan of water for 10 mintues...it sounds weird, but it's worked every time!

Jim said...

Okay . . . you WILL NOT be in charge of deviled eggs for Thanksgiving!

Ashley said...

i was going to say what christen said. i get it to a boil and then turn it off, put a lid on it and wait 20 minutes.

Jennifer and Jason Slye said...

This is post is so funny! My mom always tells me, "I can't believe you can't boil an egg, how easy can it get?" Well, aparently I'm not the only one...lol! But, I must say I have been cooking them lately using a similar method as the other comments. I get the water boiling, then add my eggs, boil for 5 minutes, then turn the eye off and let them sit for 5 more. Then I run cold water over them for a while, or even put them in the fridge for a while. It makes them much easier to peel.

cristi said...

I agree with Christen and Ashley. My grandmother told me about that trick years ago and it always seems to work.