I'm not a cook but I'm just being SPONTANEOUS! 

This article just bumped into me and it hit me real hard... I will love to share the pain or  better still, I will rather like to take the pain to share a revelation some of us have known for quite some time! 
This will be an eye opener to those of us who think we know how to cook! (ITSS)


Don’t just throw cold eggs into boiling water! 

The sudden change of temperature can lead to “shocked,” or unevenly cooked, eggs or even worse—cracked, damaged eggs. Instead, heat the eggs gently using the water. This allows for a gradual, even cook that equals the perfect hard-boiled egg.

You’ll know that your egg is perfectly cooked if it has an opaque, yellow center. The yolk of an overcooked egg, on the other hand, will turn a greenish-gray color.

How To Boil  Eggs

Stick to the formula below for a perfect boiled egg, every single time:

  • Place a single layer of raw eggs in the bottom of a medium or large saucepan. 
  • Fill the pan with water to about 2 inches over the eggs.
  • Place the pan on high heat. 
  • Bring to a boil. 
  • Remove the pan from the heat. 
  • Cover, and let the eggs stand for 12 minutes.
  • Run the eggs under cold water or place in an ice bath to cool. 
  • Peel the hard-boiled eggs, and enjoy.

Whether you want a completely cooked boiled egg or a slightly softer boiled egg, use this trusted timeline:

Soft-boiled egg (slightly runny center)
Let the eggs sit in the water after it comes to a boil for 4 to 5 minutes.

Slightly firmer yolk (custard-like texture)
Leave the eggs in the water for 6 minutes.

Firm yolk (still a bit creamy with some liquid)
Leave the eggs in the water for 10 minutes.

Completely hard-boiled egg (for deviled eggs or egg salad)
Leave the eggs in the water for 12 minutes.

How long do hard-boiled eggs last in the refrigerator? 
You can safely refrigerate the eggs in their shells for one to 1½ weeks. (Did you know that!)

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