Medium-Boiled Eggs 🥚


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📍 Introduction

Overcooked boiled eggs are hard to peel, tough & chewy. They also have powdery tasteless pale yellow (or worse, slightly green) yolks. Bluch 😝. To ensure this does not happen to your eggs, simply memorize how many minutes it takes to make eggs the way *you* like them. 

🧂 Ingredients & Equipment:

  • Eggs

✅ Instructions:

  1. Boil water 

  2. Slowly lower eggs into the pot with a slotted spoon. 

  3. Set timer. For medium-boiled 6-7 min. For hard 10 min. 

  4. Prepare ice bath while eggs are resting

  5. Remove eggs, place in ice bath for ~1-2 min, or until they are slightly warm

  6. Peel, dress, serve, eat or store! 

📝 Notes, Tips, Tricks

  • Shocking helps shrink the cooked egg inside the shell, separating it & making for easier peeling. Older eggs peel easier & fresh ones can be nearly impossible. 

  • To start eggs in cold water, two adjustments must be made. (1) Turn off heat once water is boiling. (2) Let rest covered to finish cooking. Soft is 4 min, Medium = 6 min, Hard = 8 min. 

  • Boiled eggs can be used in salads, ramen, soups, sandwiches, the list goes on!

  • Popular toppings include flakey sea salt (we love Maldon), olive oil, herbs, mayonnaise, hollandaise… 

  • Boiled eggs last in the fridge for 1 week. Leave peel on for freshness. When in doubt, crack open and take a sniff. If it smells bad, toss it. 

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