Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I just can't do it...

Sadly, this is what my hard boiled eggs look like peeled.
Sometime ago I wrote about soft boiled eggs.  Eggs and soldiers is what, I believe, they call it in England.

I have no problem cooking a soft boiled egg to near perfection.

But I cannot, not matter how hard I try, make a hard boiled egg.

Well, I can BOIL the egg.  Try to get the shell off the damn thing.

Even with ALL the trick: bring the water to a boil and turn off the heat, leaving the eggs set for 15 minutes; or boil the eggs for 5 minutes, then plunge them into ice water; vinegar in the water; baking soda in the water.  I even read on line where some woman had instructions how how to BAKE the eggs into a hard state.

This whole egg boiling thing is causing me concern because I need a couple dozen for a party this weekend. I hate picking the shells off cause some shells always end up IN the dish I'm preparing.

Thankfully the eggs will be chopped up. I'm pretty sure if I was taking deviled eggs, I'd be a basket case.

Hopefully some miracle will occur and the eggs will peel easily.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Egg on my face, perhaps, at

1 comment:

  1. Use older eggs. Fresh ones peel harder.

    Got a pressure cooker? Look up Julia Child's foolproof cooking/peeling method that uses a pressure cooker.