Comments on: Living Well: 5 Secrets to Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:54:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Susan http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-880090 Susan Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:08:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-880090 STEAM eggs for 20 minuets. Put in cold water. Use now or refrigerate. This will give no green rings and EASY TO PEEL eggs every time. Even fresh eggs peel easily after being refrigerated.
Don’t have a steamer – no worries. A pot, stainless colander & lid work just fine.
I have never layered the eggs in the colander, but I can do enough for our needs at one time.

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By: Katie Harding http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-876099 Katie Harding Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:53:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-876099 We always try to keep some hard boiled eggs around the house for egg salad or just as a snack and I’m always trying to perfect my technique, this looks pretty fail safe!

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-875043 Lauren Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:17:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-875043 I’ve been wondering how to the boil the perfect egg for years! Thank you so much. I boiled some tonight and they turned out perfectly!

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By: Heather http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-818188 Heather Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:22:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-818188 put the shells in a glass jar with a lid tightly closed under the sink. in about a week it will turn into black liquid it smells but it works a lot faster & is very rich.

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By: Raylene http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-787979 Raylene Sat, 23 Nov 2013 08:15:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-787979 When peeling very fresh egg crack the large end first and pierce the membrane. Then leave in a bowl of water for 5-10 minutes. The water seeps in between the white and the membrane, making the membrane (and shell) peel off easier.

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By: Emmy http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-774867 Emmy Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:08:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-774867 Just made perfect hard boiled eggs! Yummy thanks!

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By: Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-754201 Kelly Sun, 06 Oct 2013 12:46:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-754201 I love hard boiled eggs. They’re wonderful convenience food – you can eat them on the run. They’re healthy and cheap and satisfying. And love your suggestion of turning off the heat and letting sit in the heated water – energy efficient! Thanks for the tips.

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By: Kevin http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-695794 Kevin Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:52:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-695794 Here is a tip I use to peel the shell off my eggs. Once you get the eggs out of the boiling pot, place them in a cold water bath for 1 minute. You want them to be cool enough to handle them shell-wise but still medium hot on the inside. Find a hard edge surface and crack the egg in the middle going around in a circumference of the egg. Once you get the crack started, take your finger and continue digging the crack until the whole circumference of the egg in the middle is showing egg white. Now it is really easy just to pull the whole top side of the shell off in one piece and the bottom side of the shell as well.

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By: Jenna http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-626413 Jenna Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:32:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-626413 This was my first time making hard-boiled eggs! I was looking around the internet for perfect hard-boiled eggs, and I came across this. It is great! The one thing I can say is that if you leave the pot uncovered while boiling, it takes a lot longer. I ended up covering the pot and checking on the eggs every few minutes.

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By: Amy M http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-557079 Amy M Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:19:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-557079 Haven’t tried it yet (though I’m set to tomorrow), but you can use the half shells for nursery purposes. Plant your seeds in the shell and then just drop into the garden.

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By: Gail http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-539841 Gail Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:10:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-539841 It’s difficult to save the shells from hard-boiled eggs–they’re usually not clean enough to grind, an essential step in breaking them down in small enough pieces for the garden.

For all the other kinds of eggs–scrambled, over-easy, etc.–I usually quickly rinse the shells, then let them accumulate in a basket with a fairly open weave. When I have enough, (lots), and they’re all dry, I smush them with a potato masher, then run them through the Cuisinart. From here I add them to the compost, but they’re also fine enough to be added directly to the garden. I’ve never had a bit of luck deterring slugs using eggshells, though…….

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By: Chicken Salad-Stuffed Eggs | Suburban Turmoil http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-517454 Chicken Salad-Stuffed Eggs | Suburban Turmoil Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:26:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-517454 [...] teaspoon pepper –24 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled (Want perfectly hard-boiled eggs? Go here.) –1 cup mayonnaise –2 green onions, finely chopped –1 tablespoon chopped fresh [...]

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By: Elise http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-508819 Elise Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:59:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-508819 Great tips! Hard-boiled eggs are one of my weekly staples – I love them smeared with a little spicy mustard for an afternoon snack: http://www.plinnovations.com/weekday-meal-survival-skills/

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By: christy http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-507188 christy Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:41:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-507188 My secret to perfectly peeled eggs is to use a porridge spoon, sliding it gently under the membrane of the boiled egg. Fast and easy and you can still use fresh eggs, which taste much better. Organic free run eggs are the way to go flavor-wise and health-wise, plus I find they don’t have that annoying sulfur smell. And yes, a dark ring DOES indicate an over cooked egg, in my experience.
Thanks for the great post!

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-506430 Dee Sat, 22 Jun 2013 06:04:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-506430 You DO NOT have to peel while hot! Just peel the egg cool like you normally would, then sit the peeled egg in HOT, not boiling, water for 1 minute. Then egg-shape the heck out of it! Square, bunny, fish, star…it ALL works!

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By: John Watson http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-461645 John Watson Sun, 12 May 2013 10:44:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-461645 Great advice. Thanks

Can you suggest a cheap pan that could be used exclusively for boiling eggs?

Best wishes

John Watson

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By: Jess. http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-461351 Jess. Fri, 10 May 2013 17:03:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-461351 I think, though, there is the immediate benefit of the sharp shells keeping garden pests (like slugs) at bay. That’s what I’ve heard, at least. Don’t despair! xox

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-459753 Erin Fri, 03 May 2013 13:55:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-459753 I am very lucky that my 4-year-old son is much less picky than I was at his age (or at 16 for that matter). He LOVES hard boiled eggs and I can’t stand them. Still, I felt I owed it to him to learn to make them correctly. This came just in time for Easter and yours tips worked perfectly. Thank you!

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By: PARIS BEE kids blog http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-459724 PARIS BEE kids blog Fri, 03 May 2013 11:38:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-459724 This makes me smile, because of course, the French would say that this is not a perfectly cooked egg but a perfectly over-cooked one! I guess after over 10 years of living in France I’m used to that ooey-gooey egg center and wouldn’t trade it for a North American style hard-boiled egg ever again. That said, it did take me a while to adjust ;-)

xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

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By: Lynn http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-5-secrets-to-perfectly-hard-boiled-eggs/comment-page-1/#comment-457361 Lynn Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:02:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33115#comment-457361 Thank you for this easy step-by-step guide. I’ve been hardboiling eggs for years, but I’ve never tried this method. Tomorrow morning we’ll give it a go!

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