I’ll have to try this and ask her.

by beagoodmom on June 21, 2011

Giggles has developed a taste for hard boiled eggs. Well….just the whites. She throws the “Yucks” in the sink, trying to shoot them down the garbage disposal hole with one shot. I have always done my hard boiled eggs with this secret recipe:

Put eggs in pan
Cover with cold water
Bring to Boil
Boil 3 minutes
Remove from heat and let set in hot water for at least 20 minutes, or until you remember to take them out.

According to Chow.com, I am on the right track, but could be doing it a little better. I should be skipping the 3 minute boil and putting them in an ice bath at the end. Its supposed to get rid of that green ring around the yolk and make the eggs softer. Hmmm…so far Giggles has not complained, but maybe I am short changing her! I myself never touch stinky hard boiled eggs, so I have no idea what the ones I am feeding her taste like. Maybe I should try it this way and see if she likes them better?!

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Wiley June 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

Has she tried the blow the egg out of the shell trick? crack the big end part of the shell off, make a hole at the narrow end, cup the egg in your hand and blow. Seems like something that would amuse her.

I also don’t eat yolks, so I again applaud her.

Trevor June 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

20 minutes? Jeepers. That’s very very boiled eggs. I do: eggs into cold water; bring to boil; turn off heat; lid on; leave 3-4 mins for soft boiled or 5-6 for hard. (Am usually aiming for soft, but only have to leave it a minute or so over and they’re hard.)

beagoodmom June 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Really? Like I said, I never eat them, so I wouldn’t know. I think I got the instrutions from a cookbook years ago. Before Giggles, I used to make them for BAGD ocassionally, but he is not a complainer either and he never said anything negative. I do admit that the yolks aren’t really yellow when I am done. They are pretty much yellow inside and gray outside. But since she doesn’t eat them anyway, I never worried about it. If I boil the eggs too long, does the white part taste any different? Or is it only the yolk that goes bad?

Col June 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

If the yolks are gray/green you are over cooking them.
This is the method I use:
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/how-to/how-to-hardboil-an-egg-138705

beagoodmom June 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

yep. Mine are never as pretty as the ones in that picture! Haha! If I can break myself of the habit, I will try to do them a new way. Who knows. Maybe I might even eat one, if they are cooked right!

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