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Is there any method to boil a cracked egg without making a mess?

If we boil an egg which already has a crack on its shell before boiling, it will break and spread into the water. In many cases if we put an egg into hot water it will crack also. So, is there any ...
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Why and how does the egg white stick to its shell when cooked sous vide?

I've been cooking eggs sous vide and love the control over the consistency of the yolk; a perfectly jammy egg yolk is one reason the sous vide approach impresses me. However, there is one sticking ...
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Leaving hard boiled eggs in water for several hours

After the eggs boiled I left them in the hot water for 2 hours, drained them then put them in fridge overnight. Are they still ok to eat?
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Does it matter if I start boiling hard eggs in hot or cold water?

Does it matter if I in which water temperature I start to prepare hard eggs? Of course, the preparing time will be still measured from boiling - but does it make any difference? - regards the ...
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Can I boil a peeled egg again?

I prefer my eggs hard boiled. But sometimes I end up with boiled eggs that have runny yolks, either due to my own carelessness or the overeager nature of the house help. Is it okay to boil eggs after ...
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Is the print on eggs safe for consumption?

I notice that many eggs nowadays have print on them that states the expiration date of the egg. I have only see the print in pink. Are these print safe for consumption, for example, if I boil an egg ...
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What am I doing wrong soft boiling my eggs?

I've been trying to cook a good soft boiled egg for a long time now, and I don't think I've ever gotten it right. I've tried a bunch of different methods, but this is the one that I've seen thrown ...
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How can I obtain perfectly peeled boiled eggs? [duplicate]

Let me put some context to this question. Sometime ago I checked into this hotel (it no longer exists). It used to be some mansion, and a chain converted it to a routine hotel. Lousy sound insulation,...
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How can I cook an egg to win at egg tapping?

Easter is coming up, and I was wondering how I should prepare eggs to be as strong as possible for a game of egg tapping? The egg should still look and feel like a regular egg (although it's probably ...
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(Intentionally) Mixed Texture 'Scrambled Eggs'

I'm trying to replicate a strange form of 'scrambled eggs' that I had on holiday in Austria recently, but I can't figure out how it's done. Instead of the usual fluffy, semi-soft yellow 'clouds', all ...
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What is the white goo in the middle of some hard-boiled egg yolks?

My wife made some deviled eggs today, but found a surprise inside some of them after they were cooked. Right in the middle of the yolks was a tiny bit of some white goo, very different in color and ...
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Can one use cooked egg to make fried eggs (sunny side up)? [duplicate]

As a kid, I never really liked cooked eggs, but fried ones. Naturally, I've always wondered if cooked eggs could be reused to make fried eggs with sunny side up instead of using new raw ones. I ...
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Why does pressure cooking of chicken eggs make eggs easier to peel?

In an experiment, I cooked a 12 organic chicken eggs from the same batch: A) 6 in boiling water and B) 6 in a pressure cooker: 6 eggs in a basket which is on a tripod inside the cooker 5 minutes ...
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How to soft and hard boil eggs in the same pot so they are ready at the same time?

The method I usually follow is to place the eggs in cold water, then take the pot off heat once the water starts boiling and let the eggs sit in the water for X minutes. I usually do 4-5 min for soft ...
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Do eggshells let flavours pass through during boiling?

If i had 2 eggs. 1 i boil in plain water. The other i boil in say a curry sauce. After boiling and peeling, would they taste different to one another? Do the shells let any flavour through?
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What would cause the albumen of a hard boiled egg to turn purple?

The albumen of my hard boiled eggs turned purple. What would cause this and is it ok to consume?
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Cracked Eggs & Safety

I bought some fresh eggs the other day which don't expire until next month. They've remained in the fridge in their carton. I just realised that a few of the eggs are cracked. Is it still safe to ...
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How do I keep an egg from cracking while being boiled? [duplicate]

I know it's a stupid question and I really am quite the amateur when it comes to cooking, but this problem occurred rather very frequently to me. The egg moves in the boiling water and often it hits ...
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How do I extract the membrane from an egg?

I have heard eggshell membranes are good for your joints. But every time when I peel a boiled egg, the membrane is stuck to the shell. How do I get the membrane out and eat it?
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Egg safety. When to eat and when to not eat

I have a question about eggs and when it is safe to eat them. I've read online that there are 2 ways to test if an egg is safe to eat or not (without cracking it open): Float test: Get a massive ...
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Are these eggs safe to eat?

I like to hard boil eggs because they are one of very few foods that help when my sugar levels are too low. But now Im a little paranoid. The other week I read online that if you take an egg out of ...
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Hard boiled eggs outside the fridge

I saw the question How long can boiled eggs be stored in the fridge? and it reminded me that as easter approaches here in Austria, my girlfriend's family will decorate a lot of hard boiled eggs. They ...
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If a few of my eggs crack when making them hard-boiled, is it still safe to eat them?

I was making about a dozen hard boiled eggs last night and a few of them cracked when boiling. The yolk partially came out of the shell but I continued to cook them as other ones in the pot were fine....
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Can soft-boiled eggs be reboiled and turned into hard-boiled eggs?

I recently boiled some eggs, then put them in the fridge. When I went to use them, they were not boiled all the way through. Can I reboil them or should I throw them away?
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How long can boiled eggs be stored in the fridge?

I boiled some eggs one week ago and forgot to eat them, so they stayed in the fridge. How long will they stay consumable in there?
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How to store hard boiled eggs that are peeled so to avoid moisture build up?

On the weekend I usually make 10 hard boiled eggs and peel them so I can eat 2 every morning during the work week. It's a big time saver in the morning, but when I store them in a plastic container in ...
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Water boiling and cooking time

Will there be a difference in the time for which it will take for eggs to be prepared in the cases mentioned below? A. Cooking eggs in a pot on full gas power until the water reach boiling point - ...
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What are some of the best ways to shell an egg? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to peel hard boiled eggs easily? I just came back from the kitchen where I was preparing a dozen hard boiled eggs for a recipe. Part of this preparation is removing each ...
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Why do steamed avocados taste like eggs?

Today, I was steaming some kale, and decided to try steaming some avocados as well, so I added them for the last 2 minutes of steaming (out of approximately 6 minutes). To my surprise, the avocados ...
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What's best: boil eggs in advance or just before use?

If I want to eat a hard-boiled egg every day of the week, should I boil them and store them (refrigerated) all at once or should I keep raw eggs in the fridge and hard-boil them just before use? Edit:...
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Will hard boiled eggs absorb salt through the shell?

In this America's Test Kitchen video they add salt to the cold water when hard boiling eggs. Would the salt actually permeate the shell and flavor the egg? That seems unlikely to me and is just a ...
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How to find out if an egg has a cracked shell before boiling it?

The cracks are practically invisible to naked eye but while boiling, they spew out all the yolk into the water creating a lot of mess. I'm wondering if I could test an egg before boiling it, so I ...
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How to ensure that eggs get hard boiled on a gas stove?

I used to determine the state of eggs by their shell i.e. if the shell is cracked, the eggs have been boiled. But sometimes I have found that even though the shell is cracked, the egg whites are ...
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Are refrigerated hard boild eggs really unsafe after a week?

Most sites that I've googled (such as http://www.ochef.com/1009.htm, and http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/eggs2.htm) say that refrigerated hard-boiled eggs need to be eaten within one week. I'm a ...
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What causes the green ring between yolk and white when hardboiling an egg?

The yolk of a hardboiled egg often has a green tinge right at the interface to the white. Besides not looking very good, I think it also maybe contributes a sulfurous odor. What causes this green ...
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What's the right way to hard boil eggs?

I find I always have trouble scaling the amount of time the eggs should be boiled, cooled, etc. for different-sized batches of hard-boiled eggs. I've heard a variety of "folk lore"-type rules for how ...
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How can I tell whether an egg has been hard-boiled, through the shell?

At my workplace, there's a mysterious carton of eggs in the common refrigerator. Nobody I've asked knows whether they're raw or cooked. Is there a way to tell, without cracking one of the eggs open?