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Eggs confusor me

  1. Jul 25, 2011 #1

    Pengwuino

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    I hardboiled some eggs tonight for my delicious DEVILED EGGS :D :D :D and I was wondering something in regards to the hard boiled eggs part.

    The first time I made them, I put the eggs into a pot with tap water and turned the burner on and got it to boil. When I cut open the eggs, the yolks seemed to have stayed together and seemed to have that green outside you typically see.

    Today when I made them, I boiled the water first and THEN put the eggs in. When I took those out and cut them open, the yolks were completely yellow (no green outer part) and didn't stay together very well.

    Does anyone know exactly what's going on? How do I get it so that they stay together (easier to extract the yolk for making the filling in this case)?

    Man I love my questions. DISCUSS.
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2011 #2

    rhody

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    Pengy,

    I don't like :yuck: or prepare deviled eggs, but may be able to help answer other questions in the egg regime. :biggrin:

    Rhody...
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 #3
    I would like to suggest you to experiment few more times and in few more ways and draw your own clear conclusion and then share here for everyone's benefit. :)
     
  5. Jul 25, 2011 #4

    Pengwuino

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking. GO SCIENCE.
     
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  7. Jul 25, 2011 #6

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    Pff but the green makes it easier to take out :(. Sounds harmless though, guess i need to cook them a bit longer.

    Man, cooking isnt easy. I wonder how women do it. *hides*
     
  8. Jul 25, 2011 #7
    The green/grey is due to how they are heated up and cooled down.

    Put them in boiling water, boil until hard then run them (or place them) in very cold water so they cool down quickly.

    It's stops the cooking process, and you dont get the grey ring around the yolk.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2011 #8

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    Oooh! I won't tell my wife, if you behave though.

    Put the eggs in a heavy-bottomed pan in cold water, and brings the water to a boil. When the water is boiling, take the pot off the heat and let it sit on the stove-top (lidded) for 10 minutes. Drain the water and put in cold water and let the eggs sit until they are cool enough to handle. Peel, slice, scoop, and make those deviled eggs. When my wife is tied up with something else, I hard-boil the eggs, but I always let her make the filling. She's got a good touch for that.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2011 #9
    Beats me, but that's how I cook eggs.

    1. Ask wife to cook eggs.
    2. Watch TV and wait till she calls you.

    This recipe is very delicious.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2011 #10

    Pengwuino

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    Sounds simple! Is a wife sold in the dairy aisle or household goods section?
     
  12. Jul 25, 2011 #11

    lisab

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    There's something really disturbing about a bird eating boiled eggs....:eek:
     
  13. Jul 25, 2011 #12

    turbo

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    Wives are not available for sale. They are lease-only and can come with some pretty heavy penalties and extra charges.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2011 #13

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    How serendipidous, this subject (eggs) just came up at work, I burned myself last night, forearm, 1st degree bordering on 2nd degree. A kind soul forwarded this to me. Egg whites treat burns:
    Rhody...

    P.S. My burn is now just a small red mark, shrinking on one arm, no blister. If this happens again, I will try the recommended treatment and report back, scientifically of course on how effective it is. I like pengy's threads, they are always so wild and wooly, although I wonder at times how he escapes Evo's BAN GUN. Maybe because we know deep down, it is all tongue and cheek. It is all tongue and cheek, isn't it Pengy ?
     
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  15. Jul 25, 2011 #14

    turbo

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    Penguin eggs are especially effective, I hear. :devil:
     
  16. Jul 25, 2011 #15

    rhody

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    Score one for Turbo, what say you, my fine flippered friend...

    Rhody... :biggrin:
     
  17. Jul 25, 2011 #16

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    Turbo's method is trhe preferred method for cooking perfect hard boiled eggs.

    I don't know why, but ever since I moved to Kansas, I have had a hell of a time getting the shells off without destroying the egg.

    My mother always put a good deal of salt in the water when she boiled eggs. I always thought it was a superstition, but did it anyway. But I stopped doing it around the same time I moved here. so the other day I added salt to the water before I boiled the eggs and...the shells just slipped off.

    I have found hundreds of sites that swear by the salt water method.

    See step 3

    http://www.wikihow.com/Hard-Boil-an-Egg

    Does anyone know if there is really any scientific merit to this? Some sites claim it's the effect on the boiling that does the trick.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2011 #17

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    Hmm, I think they are easier to peel if the egg-white is cooked longer making it coagulate more and firm up.
    Adding salt would increase the temperature....
     
  19. Jul 25, 2011 #18

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    Yeah, my 45 minute eggs may be green but they peel very easily.
     
  20. Jul 25, 2011 #19

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    Salt raises the boiling temperature, so it's possible that you may get better results that way. We use tap-water, boil, then a ten-minute soak before introducing cold water to the pot. It always works.
     
  21. Jul 25, 2011 #20

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    :)
    To be more specific, the egg would cook faster and especially the outside of the egg that is heated first.
    This also means that the chance on a green egg becomes less (at least if you cook them less than 45 minutes).
     
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