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Old 04-04-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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How long do you boil eggs for?

I need to make 12 boiled eggs to color for Easter but I have never boiled eggs b4...

How do you do it? How much water? How long, at what temp?

Any other advice/tips is much appreciated!

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

What I do is put my eggs (not sure about the amount you're talking about) in a pot with water, bring that to a complete boil (not simmer) for one minute then cover the pot, turn off the stove and let it sit for 20 minutes. I get perfect fluffy eggs every single time this way. (no runny yokes!)
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

Similar to the pp, I lay the eggs in the bottom of the pan, cover to an inch above them with cold water, bring to a boil, then turn off the burner, cover and let sit for 15 minutes for large eggs. After the 15 minutes, run them under cold water until cool, then refrigerate.

Adding a little salt to the water to help them peel more easily.
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

yep, what they said! About 15-20 mins.
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

Hmm, I cover mine with cold water, bring to a boil. Once boiling, set timer for 8-10 minutes (8 is how I like them with just a tiny bit of mush in the center) 10 is for fully cooked. Then when the 8-10 min. is finished, I place them in a bowl of ice water, then refrigerate.

I will have to try what the pp's suggested, though. It sounds more energy-efficient! Plus, 1-2 of mine usually crack, maybe from being jostled when boiling?
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I put eggs in pan cover with water bring to boil for 10 min. I also put half teaspoon of salt in water to keep them from cracking, good luck
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:54 PM   #7
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

place eggs in a big pot of cold water bring to a rolling boil then remove from heat and let sit in the hot water for 10-12 minutes then cool and color.
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

just make sure u put the eggs in before u boil the water.
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

I put in the pot, bring to a boil & boil them for 10min(turning the temp down). Then cool them.

Using fresh eggs makes it harder to peel them. Older eggs peel alot easier.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:44 PM   #10
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Re: How long do you boil eggs for?

I didnt realize salt in the water helped them not crack good tip!
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