Monday, June 18, 2012

Boiling and Peeling Eggs


Lately our meals have relied on simplicity! :) The kittens are racing around the kitchen at top speed, and you have to be careful with every step you take (sounds like a Sting song),  and when you open the door to the oven! So lately I have made sandwiches. Chicken salad, egg salad, etc..

There is a common mistake people often make when boiling eggs. They over boil them. When they cook too long is when the yoke turns that unpleasant green color. It doesn't really affect the taste, but it isn't pretty.

Boiling eggs is a snap. Here's how:

1) Place the number of eggs you wish to cook in the pan along with cold water. Make sure the eggs are completely covered with water. 

2) Bring the pan to a hard boil.

3) As soon as the water has come to a rolling boil, turn of the burner and cover the pan with the lid.

4) Let the pan sit with the lid on it for 15 minutes. That's it!

*And to peel them with ease, let the eggs cool before peeling them. (After the 15 minutes, I drain the water from the pan, and then fill the pan with cool water. After the eggs have cooled down, you can add ice cubes to speed up the process. If you add the ice cubes immediately, your eggs will crack). So keep this in mind if your boiling them to color at Easter. ;) 

If you already have hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, just set them on the counter for a bit to let them warm slightly before you try to peel them. When they have warmed slightly, the shell will peel right off! 

How is the hoop challenge coming for you? Here I am at the park recently.

I couldn't resist sliding down the pole!

All my love,

Anna

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