Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Egg

Late night web surfing isn't always a sordid affair, sometimes you just stumble upon asinine products like the Egg Perfect Egg Timer.  This is not an endorsement; please do not buy this product.  If you want to waste $10, I happily accept donations.  You don't need a gadget or gimmick to cook a soft boiled egg -- all you need is 4 minutes.  Hmmm, is this what that song's about?

soft boiled egg; roasted pepper hummus, old bay & fresh dill.

Gently place eggs in a suitably sized pot -- nothing too big or too small. Add enough cold water to cover by about two inches.  Add a dash of salt and a drizzle of oil. The salt and oil are supposed to make peeling the egg easier, but it's probably just an old wives tale.

  • Bring water to a boil, and then reduce to a lively simmer.  Cook for 4 minutes.  Don't "wing it", use a timer. 
  • Remove the eggs and submerge into ice water.  If you don't want to set up an ice bath (and who does?), you can just submerge them under cold, running water.  
  • Peel the eggs.  

Eggs are usually easier to peel once they have cooled.  Fresh eggs are harder to peel than old ones -- go figure.  My Fred Flintstone fingers make peeling a terrible chore.  Unfortunately, I don't have any tricks for peeling eggs, but this guy does:

It's like they always say -- once you know, you soft-boil.

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