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IrishHitman 03-14-2013 02:07 PM

Egg Cookery
Hello all. I was inspired to start this by a post by EliteDreams on teh facebooks.

Lesson 1: Hard-boiled eggs.

I personally like to age my eggs about a week before cooking them like this. Store on their side for a more centered yolk.

Take your eggs, place in a pot where they will not be crowded. The more eggs you have, the bigger the pot you need. Fill the pot with water until it covers the eggs about 1/4 inch. Pour about a tablespoon of white vinegar into the pot and add a nice heavy pinch of salt. Place the pot on your stovetop and turn to high. Once the water reaches a boil, reduce to a simmer (little bubbles coming to the surface). Set your timer for 8 minutes.

This is the part that will help you peel the eggs:

Once the timer goes off, pour the eggs into a colander sitting in your sink. DON'T BE GENTLE. Breaking the shell now is going to help you later. After you do this, you can use one of two methods to shock the eggs and stop the cooking process. You can either dump the eggs into a bowl of ice water and leave them for a few minutes, or you can dump them back into the pot and let cold water run over them for a couple of minutes. Either way is just as effective.

Place the eggs into a bowl or pan of water and stir them around a bit to keep breaking the shells. You should now be able to use one hand to peel the eggs, and the shell will sink to the bottom of your container, making for easy cleanup. Strain the water through the same colander you used earlier and either throw away the shells, or, if you want to start composting, throw them in your compost bucket.

I don't know what the next issue will be, but I might have to start doing this on a regular basis :)

BendtheBar 03-14-2013 03:26 PM

The breaking the shell part is uber interesting.

EliteDreams 03-14-2013 03:42 PM

Brilliant! I will let you know how this goes,possibly tomorrow morning,if not then sometime next week.

IrishHitman 03-14-2013 04:00 PM

Like I said, once they are cooked, feel free to beat the hell out of them. It only makes life better.

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