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How to: hard-boil an egg

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My intention for this blog is for it to be a journal of my cooking and a kind of reference guide.  A go-to when you need  to know how-to.  At your fingertip information about cooking ,  from the simplest of tasks to the more complex.  In order to do that I had to come to understand that everyone has different levels of what they know.   So I have to remind myself that something that’s  second nature to one person-someone else may not have a clue about.  That’s where learning comes in.  I’m starting a seperate section on how to do the basics in cooking.  The things you need to know to get you started and keep you going. 

To start things off: how to hard-boil an egg.  Before you can have egg salad or deviled eggs you need to have a good hard-boiled egg.  One cooked just right with a vibrant, creamy yolk.

Place eggs in a saucepan large enough that the eggs are in one layer and not on top of each other.

Fill saucepan with water to cover eggs by one inch.

Bring to a gentle boil on high heat.  Let boil 30 seconds then remove pot from the stove and cover with the lid.

Place on a heat proof surface and let eggs sit for 9 minutes in the hot water. A timer would come in handy here.

After 9 minutes carefully pour out the water and run very cold water over the eggs for about 3 minutes.  Peel and eat or put in your favorite recipe.  Hard-boiled eggs will last for about a week in the fridge.  So they make a great grab and go breakfast or snack.

Note:  The cold water cools the egg down quickly so you don’t get that green coating on the yolk.  That green stuff is a harmless amount of sulphur but its ugly andI know I don’t want it in my egg salad.

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About kathyme

Some things I know for sure: Every day is a gift-be surprised and thankful for each one. Every day we are given lessons that we should learn. We are here on earth to be kind to one another. All living things deserve respect. We should not ignore cultural differences but instead be curious enough to want to explore what makes us different in order to find a common thread. I know-that which does not kill you makes you stronger. I know that knowledge makes you blossom and ignorance hinders. I know you should do what you love. I know I love life on the best days and even more on the worst. I know a meal shared can bring neighbors and nations together. Mangia Come Pensi. Translation-Eat like you think. I am not full yet. Kat

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