Friday, February 22, 2008

Household Hints - Easy Way to Perfect Boiled Eggs

I've finally found the easiest way to get perfectly boiled eggs every time! (I love boiled eggs - from using them to make deviled eggs or to use in egg salad sandwiches OR just to eat on their own for a big boost of protein!)

Here's the way to make perfect hard cooked eggs:

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover with cold water.
  2. Add a splash of white vinegar to the water. (This prevents the eggs from leaking out of the shell in case the shell cracks.) I also add a pinch of kosher salt.
  3. Bring the water up to the boil - JUST to the boil.
  4. Turn off the heat, cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and allow to sit on the burner for 14 minutes. (Make sure to use a kitchen timer to time this properly.)
  5. Place the saucepan in the sink, pour out the hot water and run cold water over the eggs until they're cool enough to handle and peel.

Voila - perfect hard cooked eggs!

Household Hints - How to Clean Brass

Clean brass with fresh or bottled lemon juice - just apply with a soft cloth and polish and it will sparkle!