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amother
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Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 7:54 pm
How do you boil eggs? Water first then add eggs? Or all together at once?
I usually just dump water and eggs in the pot and wait til the first egg starts to crack but I’d love an actual method lol 😂
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amother
Tiffanyblue


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 7:56 pm
I've had the most success with this method:

1) Bring the water to a rolling boil

2) Put in the eggs (either one at a time with a slotted spoon gently, or my preferred method, putting them all in together in a steamer basket)

3) Cover pot, keep water boiling, boil for 18 minutes

4) Put eggs in cold water immediately

Also adding my tip if your eggs are hard to peel:

Crack them across the pointy tip and try to peel from there. Works almost all the time.
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stillnewlywed




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 7:58 pm
Dump water and eggs in pot, turn on flame to medium. Remove from flame after 30 min and rinse eggs in cold water.
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amother
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Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 8:00 pm
amother OP wrote:
How do you boil eggs? Water first then add eggs? Or all together at once?
I usually just dump water and eggs in the pot and wait til the first egg starts to crack but I’d love an actual method lol 😂

Water & eggs. Bring to boil. Once it boils, cook 5-6 min for soft boiled, 7 for hard boiled.
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Frumwithallergies




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 8:07 pm
I pierce the eggs first with this egg piercer, which helps to prevent them from cracking while boiling.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa.....durl=
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flowerpower




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 8:27 pm
I put water - enough for the eggs to be covered. Once it bubbles I lower the flame and cook for 12-14 minutes. Then I let cold water run on it for 3-5 minutes
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ganmama




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 10:10 pm
amother Pistachio wrote:
Water & eggs. Bring to boil. Once it boils, cook 5-6 min for soft boiled, 7 for hard boiled.


I second this.
As far as peeling: drain the water from the pot, add cold water (enough to almost cover) then shake side to side to crack all the shells. They’re easier to peel when water gets between the shell and the membrane…
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Queen Of Hearts




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 10:22 pm
The longer the eggs cook the smellier they get.
I bring the water to a boil. Add the eggs. Cook for 9 minutes. Less if you want jammier. Pour off the water. Run cold water over it for a few minutes.
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Queen Of Hearts




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 10:23 pm
Frumwithallergies wrote:
I pierce the eggs first with this egg piercer, which helps to prevent them from cracking while boiling.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa.....durl=


This is so smart. I usually have one egg explode on me. Even if I lower the flame when adding them.
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kalsee




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 10:36 pm
Wow, I'm so surprised. I cook for eggs for much less time! and they're perfectly hard boiled

Put eggs and water in pot
bring to a boil
let it boil (high rolling boil) for ONE minute
remove from flame, immediately cover and let it sit for 20 minutes in the hot water
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Queen Of Hearts




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 10:39 pm
kalsee wrote:
Wow, I'm so surprised. I cook for eggs for much less time! and they're perfectly hard boiled

Put eggs and water in pot
bring to a boil
let it boil (high rolling boil) for ONE minute
remove from flame, immediately cover and let it sit for 20 minutes in the hot water


Your eggs are still cooking in the hot water for those extra 20 minutes so I wouldn't call it cooking for less time.
I cook mine for 9 minutes and immediately dunk under freezing cold water to stop the cooking process.
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Shoshie




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 12:25 am
I boil water, then add eggs. Return to full boil. Then turn off the flame and cover the pot. Leave eggs alone for at least 18 minutes.
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kalsee




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 1:02 am
Queen Of Hearts wrote:
Your eggs are still cooking in the hot water for those extra 20 minutes so I wouldn't call it cooking for less time.
I cook mine for 9 minutes and immediately dunk under freezing cold water to stop the cooking process.


Yes but
1) it doesn't need babysitting anymore
2) it's cooking but not boiling - and the color is so much nicer
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 2:28 am
Hard boiled eggs *ENERGY SAVING METHOD*
Eggs in cold water plus:
one tea spoon salt
approx. one tablespoon white vinegar (the cheapest money can buy)
Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and cover with lid for 15 min.
Pour off hot water
Add coldest possible water
Put in fridge to cool down if you don't eat them right away.

Salt adds taste and makes easy peeling.
Vinegar prevents cracking and smell.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 2:32 am
Queen Of Hearts wrote:
Your eggs are still cooking in the hot water for those extra 20 minutes so I wouldn't call it cooking for less time.
I cook mine for 9 minutes and immediately dunk under freezing cold water to stop the cooking process.

15 minutes and covered with lid is enough. No need for 20 min.
The 15 min. method isn't the shortest time but it's the most energy efficient AFAIK.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 2:34 am
Frumwithallergies wrote:
I pierce the eggs first with this egg piercer, which helps to prevent them from cracking while boiling.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa.....durl=

You have a special device for that? Speechless
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 2:36 am
stillnewlywed wrote:
Dump water and eggs in pot, turn on flame to medium. Remove from flame after 30 min and rinse eggs in cold water.

No need to boil for 30 min.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 2:39 am
kalsee wrote:
Yes but
1) it doesn't need babysitting anymore
2) it's cooking but not boiling - and the color is so much nicer

I switched to your method after years of boiling 7 min on the dot.
No more baby sitting and less energy.
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amother
DarkPurple


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 3:11 am
Can I add a question? Do you have to use an odd number of eggs or just more than 3 halachicaly? I remember learning this or hearing of this somewhere.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 3:43 am
Odd until 3, then any number.
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