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how to boil an egg

Apr 272011
 
boiled egg

 

Eggs! The miracle food that saves this mom on days she is not very organized. And saves her during those times when she hears the door open and the “Mom I am hungry” rather than “hey Mom Guess what!”  And on those days too when the mom wants to work the yard or sit and knit and just plain does  not want to cook.

On those days, the ever pleasant eggs come to my rescue. Don’t want to cook ? No problem. The “lil me” who is now a TerriFIC (ble) Tween can cook delicious omelets  ever since she was 7  ( you got to teach catch them young you see) and toast a slice of bread, pour herself some juice and have her fabulous meal. Unexpected guests? Boil the suckers up and throw in some tomato gravy and have your egg curry or toss into some greens and have your salad with a simple soup! The possibilities are endless and the results are always always delicious. ( the repetition of “always”  is to emphasize .. as if you didn’t get it already)

My favorite way to eat an egg is to boil it. Perfectly boil it that is. No blackish stuff on the outside of the yolk, no gooey messy yolk unless I intend it, and boiled to a soft perfection.

And it really is very simple to do.

Here is how!

Take a pan and fill it with cool tap water. Add in the eggs. Do not overcrowd. The water should cover the eggs and the eggs should have space between them .

Put it to boil on high heat. Once it starts to boil, set your kitchen timer to one and a half minutes.

When it beeps, remove from the heat source, put a lid on and wait. Or do something – like clean the kitchen again . When you have waited about 15 minutes, jump with joy! The time to enjoy the perfectly boiled eggs has finally arrived. These will be Perfect.. No dark yolk and cooked to perfection.

Shell the eggs, slice them into two, and sprinkle some salt n pepper and devour. Or make them into perfect deviled eggs.. Recipes for some sexy deviled eggs from spiceroots kitchen coming soon.

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