Sunday, March 6, 2011

How Eggsactly Do I Hard Boil Them?

My eggs came out of the chicken a day or two ago, sometimes it's only an hour or two ago, so they are very fresh with big orange, not yellow, yolks. That also means my eggs are full of the white stuff inside, not like store bought eggs that have been stored for several weeks which creates air space inside. The shells are stuck so tight to the membrane that they don't peel very well.

Does anyone have tips for making a good hard boiled egg using fresh eggs?


Manny said...

Being a city boy all my life, I didn't know there was a difference between fresh eggs and store I certainly don't know any tips. ;)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Yes, store bought eggs can be several weeks old, from the time of laying, not that they are bad because they last a long time. As they age there is more air inside the shell and the yolk begins to get more yellow. Once you are used to fresh eggs it is hard to go back to store bought eggs.