How to boil eggs

How to boil eggs

“Not worth a damn!” - so they say about some trifling matter.

But is it easy to boil an egg?

How to choose eggs for boiling

Eggs are a nutritious product. They are rich in iron, calcium, vitamins.

Now there is no shortage of eggs. In any store you can buy both small and large. And on the market it is easy to purchase not only chicken, but also duck and quail eggs.

But not always eggs are stored properly. And sometimes there is a chance to buy a stale egg, especially in the heat of summer. Therefore, you need to adhere to certain rules when buying eggs.

  • Egg freshness is determined by an ovoscope. Therefore, the usual buyer has to rely on luck. But in order not to buy rotten eggs, you need to purchase them where they are stored in the refrigerator or at least in a cool place, and not in the sun and heat.
  • Eggs must be the same size. If they are small, it does not mean that they are bad. It’s just that young chickens were torn down, and there are as many nutrients in them as in large ones.
  • Eggs should be clean and, if possible, free from blood stains and litter.
  • You can not buy cracked eggs, even if they are much cheaper than the rest. Indeed, microbes and pathogens can enter through the damaged shell. For example, salmonella.
  • At home, the freshness of eggs is checked in a simple way: they dissolve a tablespoon of salt in a glass with cold water and put a raw egg in it. If the egg is fresh, it will sink to the bottom. If the egg is already a few days old, it will float in the middle of the glass. Well, stale egg will rise to the surface so that it will look out of the water.

How to cook eggs

  • First, wash the eggs gently in warm water.
  • Dip in boiling water.
  • Cook them with a strong boil. For the water to boil again after immersion of eggs in it, it should be enough. If there is little water, then her eggs will cool so much that she will not be able to boil again for a long time.

Depending on the cooking time, eggs can be cooked soft-boiled, “in a bag” and hard-boiled.

How to boil soft-boiled eggs

  • Eggs are immersed in boiling water.
  • Cook three minutes from the moment of boiling.
  • Get out of the water. Served hot or cold.

A soft-boiled egg yolk turns out to be semi-liquid, and the protein resembles thick yogurt. Such eggs are served at the table on a special stand.

How to cook eggs “in the bag” (in the shell)

  • Eggs are immersed in boiling water.
  • Cook 4-5 minutes, depending on the size.

Such an egg differs from a soft-boiled egg with dense protein, inside of which is a semi-liquid yolk. If it is cleaned, the protein is able to hold the yolk, but it cannot be squeezed

Eggs "in the bag" are served on a table on a stand, and also used to prepare various dishes.

How to boil eggs “in the bag” (without shell)

  • A liter of water is poured into a saucepan and 50 grams of vinegar and 10 grams of salt are added.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Eggs are quickly released from the shell into the water.
  • They reduce the fire and boil for 3-3, 5 minutes with a low boil.
  • Shumovka get ready-made eggs from the pan and put it in a bowl with cold, slightly salted water.

Such eggs have a flat shape.

They have a dense protein with a slightly rough surface, and the yolk is semi-liquid.

Eggs boiled “in a bag” without a shell are used in the preparation and decoration of fish, meat and vegetable dishes. They are also served in puff pastry baskets.

How to cook boiled eggs

  • Eggs are dipped in boiling water.
  • Cook 8-10 minutes.
  • Get out of the pan and immediately immersed in cold water so that they are easy to peel off the shell.

Hard-boiled eggs are used both as a separate dish and as an ingredient in salads, appetizers, soups and other dishes.

How to cook eggs in the microwave

In this oven, eggs cannot be boiled in the shell, since they can explode due to the steam that forms inside them. But you can cook an egg without the shell.

  • Pour water into a mug, add 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar and bring to a boil.
  • Break the egg there.
  • Pierce the shell of the yolk.
  • 45 seconds warm up. Pause for 30 seconds. Then turn on the microwave for another 45 seconds.
  • Leave in water for a while and then take out with a spoon.

Helpful Tips

  • A raw egg can be easily distinguished from a boiled egg by spinning it on the table. The boiled egg will spin for a long time, but the raw one will stop after one or two turns.
  • Frozen eggs are thawed, dropping them for a long time in salty cold water.
  • If you need to boil an egg that has cracked shells, add salt to the water and drip some vinegar.
  • If eggs are boiled during a boiling boil, then protein becomes solid. And if with weak, then the yolk.
  • Goose and duck eggs are boiled with a strong boil for at least 10 minutes.
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