How to Boil an Egg with No Boiling
For nearly 40 years I boiled eggs like most people do. I thought I was really smart in learning how to put a pin hole in the top of each airspace of the eggs to prevent them from breaking open when cooking. And of course I would carefully calculate the time for those who wanted soft-boiled eggs and others who didn't want runny yolks. However, an egg boiled is an egg spoiled and I discovered how to boil an egg the right way, which involves no boiling whatsoever, and results in great tasting eggs that doesn't have rubbery whites. It is this cooking secret I am going to share with you now.
- Ok, I lied. You have to boil your water but that is all. Not with the eggs inside. That comes later. So put your saucepan on the boil and as soon as it comes to a rolling boil remove it from the heat and find the lid that matches the saucepan.
- Now take your eggs, still making a little hole in the airspaces with a needle, making sure you are careful not to break the eggs in the process.
- Place them carefully in the boiled water with a spoon and put the lid back on the saucepan.
- Cover the eggs and leave them for 4-6 minutes to set. Four minutes will give you runny yolks and 6 minutes will give you a slightly denser yolk for your boiled eggs. If you want a really hard yolk, then leave the eggs in the water for 15-20 minutes.
- If you want to leave them in the water a little longer, that's fine too. Just don't forget about them!
- What this cooking method will give you is an egg that is tasty, hasn't been boiled to death, and the result is an egg white which is tender and delicious
- Try it! You will soon become a new convert and hopefully you will share our method on how to boil an egg with no boiling with others.
How to Easily Peel a Boiled Egg that's Fresh
We all love fresh eggs, that is until we have boiled them and want to use them in an egg salad, or a potato salad and as we peel away the shell half the egg white comes away in the process. This will always happen with fresh eggs, that's just the way it is. That is, unless you do the following:
- Remove your boiled eggs from the saucepan
- Crack them all over
- Put them back in the water for 1 minute
- Now remove them and remove the shells
- They will come away easily and will not remove any of the egg white
- Of course, if you use our method of how to boil an egg without boiling and you want to remove the shells by putting them back into the water, you will need to adjust the time you leave them in the saucepan for the first step. If you don't, you will end up with firmer yolks than you actually want
So now you know how to boil and egg without boiling it to death as well as how to remove the shells easily if your eggs are fresh. Read more of our pages to pick up some further hints, tips and cooking shortcuts when using our easy healthy recipes for you and your families.
Easy Egg Recipes
Healthy Snacks Recipes
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