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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:
Slowly lower eggs into the pot with a slotted spoon.
Set timer. For medium-boiled 6-7 min. For hard 10 min.
Prepare ice bath while eggs are resting
Remove eggs, place in ice bath for ~1-2 min, or until they are slightly warm
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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