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Hard Boiled egg help!

I feel dumb posting this because I actually can cook but I must be doing this wrong. Every time I try to make these they come out weird. The shell is hard to get off and when I peel it it pull all the white off practically leaving just the yolk. And then the yolk looks funny. Not the lighter yellow powdery consistancy but a darkey yellow/orangy color that is mushy looking. I put them in cold water in a pan en bring to just a boil then let sit in that pan off the burner for 12 mins then in an ice bath after that. What am I dojng wrong?
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Re: Hard Boiled egg help!

  • Do you cover the pot when you take it off the burner? Are you covering the eggs with 1" of cold water? If you answer yes then I make them the exact same way except for 10 minutes, not 12.

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  • nic326nic326 member
    Yeah I do both. Am I Not cooking them long enough? The recipe I found says cook to JUST a boil but maybe I need to do it longer. DS still loves them but I worry they arent cooked
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    Ok, I think Im doing it right then. It cant be that hard, my god
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  • Are you bringing it to a good rolling boil before removing from the heat? I let it get to a slightly violent boil and then pull it off the heat and cover.

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    image fredalina:
    Are you bringing it to a good rolling boil before removing from the heat? I let it get to a slightly violent boil and then pull it off the heat and cover.

    No, huh uh. The "incredible egg" site said to just a boil then pull it off the burner. I am going to try it your way instead 

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  • You're doing it wrong. I used to, as well, until I saw this. For starters, you shouldn't boil the eggs long at all- that's where that nasty yolk comes from.

    Try the Julia Child Method.

    http://www.food.com/recipe/julia-childs-hard-boiled-eggs-468926

  • the eggs shouldn't be fresh. I'd use week old eggs.

    put the eggs in room temp water, then set to boil, once boiling, remove from burner, put the lid on it for 15-20 minutes, take the eggs out in an ice bath until same temp 

    edit: cut the burner off once boiling 

  • You probably need to start with older eggs. At least a week, preferably two.

    My new favorite way to do HB eggs:

    Place eggs directly on the rack of the oven. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.

    Remove eggs from oven directly into ice bath. Peel as soon as they are cool enough to handle.

    This method gives perfect eggs- no grey ring around the yolks and the whites aren't rubbery.

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  • nic326nic326 member
    I was using fairly fresh eggs, that probably didnt help. Going to try again in a few days using your ideas. Thanks guys!
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    image AnnapolisLari:

    You probably need to start with older eggs. At least a week, preferably two.

    My new favorite way to do HB eggs:

    Place eggs directly on the rack of the oven. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.

    Remove eggs from oven directly into ice bath. Peel as soon as they are cool enough to handle.

    This method gives perfect eggs- no grey ring around the yolks and the whites aren't rubbery.

    The oven? No kidding. Have to try this! 

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  • Yup. The whites are almost creamy as opposed to rubbery. Perfect yolks.

    I used farm fresh eggs (as in under a chicken 4-5 days ago) and had the peeling problem, so do make sure that you age them a little.

     

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  • image AnnapolisLari:

    You probably need to start with older eggs. At least a week, preferably two.

    My new favorite way to do HB eggs:

    Place eggs directly on the rack of the oven. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.

    Remove eggs from oven directly into ice bath. Peel as soon as they are cool enough to handle.

    This method gives perfect eggs- no grey ring around the yolks and the whites aren't rubbery.

    Well, who knew?! I will have to try this.

    I do admit, I have been known to cheat and just pick up the pre-hardboiled eggs from Trader Joe's.

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