Friday, September 21, 2007

Egg tricks

Here are a few egg hints that I thought might be helpful for those of you who like eggs. :)

~Hard-boiled eggs will peel more easily if you boil them in salted water.

~ After hard-boiled eggs have finished boiling, immediately rinse them, and then leave them soak in VERY cold water -- the colder the better, icy is best. This insures that the shell will separate from the albumen (the thin film that separates the shell from the egg) Which will make them very easy to peel.

~Fresh eggs are harder to peel than older eggs, so for best results use a not-so-fresh egg. If you are getting your eggs from a supermarket, you probably need not worry.

~Egg whites will whip up faster if you add a pinch of salt when beating them. It's best to use a bowl made of copper, stainless steel or glass when whipping egg whites. Make sure that the bowl is clean and dry.

~Freeze leftover egg whites in small, airtight containers or bags. mark the container with the amount and date.

~ To determine whether or not an egg is cooked, rotate on it's end on your counter top. Hard-boiled eggs spin smoothly; uncooked ones tend to wobble.


Lydia said...

Here is my no fail boiled egg method.
Tap eggs to create hairline crack and place in pot. Pour a little oil over each egg. Cover with water. Bring to boil and boil 6 minutes. Shut off and immediately cover. Let stand for 6 more minutes. Rinse off and soak in ice water until cool or until your patience runs out. Shells should peel off very easily and yolk should have no dark rim. Yummy!

Sarah said...

Very interesting! Thanks for the tips!