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The hard-boiled egg

the boiled egg

As easy as making a boiled egg! Easy to say but ... sometimes the eggs break during cooking, sometimes firmly refuse to be shelled and, each time, it turns out a new flaw.

Actually ways to prepare boiled eggs there are different but there are in any case of little tricks to be taken to be able to get a good result.

The first trick to use, after cleaning the eggs, is to make a small hole in the bottom of the egg; with a pin or with the appropriate tool (exists, exists ...!).

At this point the cooking; there are three main methods:

  • use an electric egg cooker, convenient, practical but not always at hand, especially during an excursion or on holiday!
  • Bring water to a boil and immerse the eggs gently, letting it cook for 10 '
  • lay eggs in a pan, fill it with water and bring to a boil. As soon as the water boils, wait thirty seconds, cover the pot and remove from heat. Leave the eggs in the pot to 30 '. This method, although along with the need to be present to control the time when the water comes to a boil, ensures an almost perfect result: the eggs will be more of a nice bright yellow and cooked to perfection.

But, after cooking, the procedure does not stop: the eggs will be transferred in plenty of cold water and immediately tapped all around in order to create a dense network of small cracks. As soon as the eggs have cooled completely, it will be much simpler to shell them.

At this point you just have to eat them: as they are, just sprinkled with salt, or salad or even stuffed (see recipe).


If there are any doubts about any indication, please contact me! I will try to clear up any doubt.