Boiling eggs is one of those seemingly simple cooking tasks that has caused me much stress over the years. Do you put the eggs in and then boil the water, or get the water boiling before adding the eggs? Do you keep the water at a rolling boil? How long do you keep them in the water? For every search I’ve done to answer my questions, I’ve found a different answer.
I’m slowly getting used to the idea that I can use my phone for more than just talking, so it actually occurred to me the other day that perhaps there’s an egg timer application for the iPhone that might help in this area. I had no idea what a revelation I would end up having! I ended up buying “The Perfect Egg Timer” which has definitely lived up to it’s name so far. The instructions were error proof.
After selecting the size of your egg, the starting temperature of the egg, and how hard or soft you want the yolk, you place your egg in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Once the water starts bubbling, you start the timer on the app and it tells you when your egg is ready!
I’ve got it down well enough now that I don’t even need the app anymore, but it was surely a helpful tool for me to use while figuring the whole egg-boiling-thing out!
I know most of you probably have no problem boiling your eggs and have been boiling perfect eggs for years, but if there’s anybody out there with serious egg-boiling problems then this post will have been worth it. Anybody?