Cooking eggs can be something apparently simple: we put them in boiling water for 10-12 minutes and that’s it. is this how you do it? Surely then you have encountered some of these problems when you peel the cooked eggs: greenish yolk, non-centered yolk, difficulty peeling the shell, shell that breaks when introduced into the water…etc
And it is that each thing, even the simplest, has a series of rules to follow so that it comes out perfect and today we are going to explain how to cook eggs and what you have to do so that a perfect cooked egg is always the result.
How to boil the egg so that the shell does not break when cooked
- We start with “before cooking the egg”. Do we have to prepare in advance to cook an egg? Well, yes, because for example it is convenient that you take them out of the fridge for a while, because if not, when they are immersed in boiling water and can crack easily.
- Another tip that you should take into account before starting the egg cooking process is to fill the saucepan with enough water to cover them completely, and don’t forget to add ½ teaspoon of baking soda or a little vinegar to peel it with greater ease.
How to cook an egg so that the yolk is in the center
Hasn’t it ever happened to you that you split them in half to make stuffed eggs and the yolk is on one side? To avoid this, it is convenient that you put them in boiling water instead of cold water, since the same boiling water will make the egg spin. However, it is advisable to turn them carefully and with a wooden spatula, especially at the beginning until they’re fairly moving in the water.
Cooking time of a hard-boiled egg
- There are two possibilities, either to introduce the egg when the water is cold or to do it when it is boiling. In the latter case, it is convenient to leave it 1 minute longer than when we introduce them with cold water.
- Once the water is boiling, we must cook for 10 minutes in a saucepan with water to obtain completely cooked eggs, or 8 minutes for some «mollet» eggs (with the whites completely curdled and the yolk creamier), or just 3 minutes for some soft-boiled eggs.
- One very important thing is to submerge the eggs in cold water once the recommended time to stop the cooking. One trick to prevent the peel from sticking is to have a container with cold water and some ice ready and let them cool there.
How to peel a hard-boiled egg
- Remember to follow our instructions by adding ½ teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate or a teaspoon of vinegar to the water, so it will peel more easily
- Once it has cooled down, tap each end on a hard surface to break it
- Remove a small circle of peel from each end
- If the egg hasn’t peeled, use your fingers to gently separate the shell from the egg
- You will see how in this way you can peel the egg without any effort
Well, that’s it for this guide.
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