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How do you know if your eggs are fresh? Editor Janice Stillman shares egg tips and trivia in this Almanac video.
I didn't hear the answer to the best way to boil an egg........only the options
The best way I know to boil an egg is to put however many eggs you need to boil into a pan, cover with cold water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove the pan from the heat and put a lid on the pan. Set your timer for 20 minutes and wait. After 20 minutes, drain off the water and replace with COLD water, maybe even a couple of ice cubes. Peel the eggs as usual. This method prevents the "green" ring from happening.
My son was about 10 when he came home from school one day and told me about this method. (big grin) I tried it and was tickled pink that he had been right! It works every time, but you have to remember a teaspoon of salt in the water. Otherwise they never peel well.
The best way I know to boil an egg is to put however many eggs you need to boil into a pan, cover with cold water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove the pan from the heat and put a lid on the pan. Set your timer for 20 minutes and wait. After 20 minutes, drain off the water and replace with COLD water, maybe even a couple of ice cubes. This will make it easy to peel the eggs.
Do not add salt to water. The salt will raise the boiling point of the water making the egg whites rubbery,see the site below to read more:
I have used whipped raw egg white for a facial.(You can add a little crystallized menthol-it awakens the skin). Wonderful and inexpensive home facial. Here in Seattle you can purchase it at the Farmer's Market in the Tenzing Momo shoppe, they carry all herbs and natural/essential oils and other great stuff. Leave it on for about 5 minutes and rinse gently with luke warm water. Pat dry. Your skin will feel like new.
Hello Janice, Sneaky way to avoid the real egg question.
However, what is the purpose of the wooden spoon and wood piece of matchstick? And I am definitely going to try that face mask, pity I am not in Seattle, I am now searching for crystallized menthol in Montreal. Happy New Year to all Almanac staff!
I love the "what" but I also want to know the "WHY"! Why are eggwhites great on one's face? What's up with the wooden spoon in the boiling water? Thanks!
I like how we tell the old eggs from the new these were good tips!
OK I'm ready fresh from a breakfast of two SOFT boiled eggs, and another, for Céline, my cat, to lap up her soft egg yolk.
1) You'll need a stopwatch, (yes, you do, all cell phones and iPods have stopwatches)
2) Cover eggs with cold water over medium/high heat, and when tiny bubbles cover the bottom of the pot and start breaking to the surface regularly...
2) Start the stopwatch for exactly 4 minutes.
3) Remove the pot from stove on the dot, douse eggs under cold running water
4) Cut the cat's egg in half and prop the halves up - more than one cat? two cats can share an egg.
Enjoy your two eggs, soft boiled, with toasted and buttered bread fingerlets (for dipping), salt and pepper. The ultimate comfort food.
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