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Cooking Tests: Soft Boiled Eggs
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: boiling eggs Reply with quote

This app for android is great. It takes into consideration egg size & temp, altitude, number of eggs & preferred doneness(word?). I highly recommend.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobication.EggTimerPro

I'm not a bot, nor spam. Just a lover of soft-boiled eggs cooked well consistently. My twitter is @SHEENtrainwreck. (Not looking for followers, just verifying identity)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh fercryinoutloud! An APP for boiling eggs?

Tell me it ain't so...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: soft boiled eggs Reply with quote

what if, in the time you are boiling the water, you preheat the egg in the microwave for 20-30 sec and then put it in the water?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I little vinegar in the water seems to prevent the eggs from cracking. Don't know why?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
I little vinegar in the water seems to prevent the eggs from cracking. Don't know why?


Why? - because a little vinegar / salt / baking soda / and the whole list of kitchen tale stuff . . .
does not "prevent" cracking.

Why does an egg crack when placed into hot water / boiled ?
the air inside the egg expands.
if the shell has been damaged - i.e. it's cracked already! - that internal pressure is enough to force out egg white before it sets.

a little bit of acid in the water - vinegar / lemon juice / other - will make the oozing white coagulate faster and hopefully keep it from threading out into the pot water. same "trick" is used for poaching eggs.
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