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I've spent a ton of times in commercial kitchens and one of the simplest things seems to have the most amount of mystery to it.


I've met many men in women in both commercial and home settings that have no clue how to boil an egg.

This video is a great tutorial.
 

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Just a helpful hint...the best way I have learned that may help you out...First, I have learned that fresh eggs are harder to peel. If you let them set a couple weeks they will be easier to peel. But, I enjoy them while they are fresh..they don't have a rubber texture. If you put your eggs in a pan with cool water..bring to a hard boil. Turn stove off, cover and let set 20 minutes. Let cool and peeling should be a breeze!
 

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Well I accidently froze 6 eggs. Went to go use them in a salad, and they were ruined. I laid them out to see what would happen.

Lesson: Once a a hard boiled egg is frozen there is not coming back.
 

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They will peel easier if you use a LOT of salt in the boiling water. When I boil eggs, I like to use a crock-pot on HIGH, and one of those acrylic egg-like things that have the readout through the middle that shows the heat entering by changing colors, when the color changes all the way through, the egg is done (for hard). I love eggs pickled in pickled beet juice!
 

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I recently found out a way to cook freshly laid eggs that are super easy to peel. The shell comes away from the egg perfect every time :)
They turn out just like your regular hard boiled egg and you place them into a cold water bath just the same as the video at the start of this topic.

The trick is to steam them. I used a small sized pot (18cm) with a (pot) steamer on top. Have the water boiling before you place the steamer on top of the pot of boiling water. My eggs vary from 30 grams to 55 grams, and take 12 to 14 minutes to cook through to 'hard boiled'. (I usually do 6 to 8 eggs at once, removing smaller eggs a minute or two before the larger ones)
The recipe I came across stated 18 mins but I figured that they were using larger eggs.
By far the easiest way to get perfect to peel freshly laid eggs I have tried. :)
 
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