Hard-Boiled Eggs with Thumb Tacks
Thumbtacks in eggs? And that’s going to help – how? Won’t it crack the eggs?
With Easter soon approaching, eggs are destined for the boiling pot. You may also want to eat them later, so you don’t want them rubbery, tough, or smelly.
Arsy of RubiesandRadishes.com, claims if you boil an egg for too long or at too high a temperature, the egg becomes all of the above. It may also get a greenish hue around the yolk, and that’s never appetizing. Did you know the green/black hue comes from iron sulfide in the yolk? It reacts with the white when overboiled, but is harmless and still good to eat.
World-renown chef, Jacques Pépin, puts a common thumbtack on the rounded side of a raw egg, which releases the pressure inside of it. This prevents the egg from cracking during the boiling process.
To get a perfectly hard-boiled egg, make sure all eggs are in a single layer, and covered by at least two inches of water. Cook the eggs in gently boiling water for ten minutes to get the perfect hard-boiled egg, ready to be colored and decorated.
How long can hard-boiled eggs last? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should discard any perishable foods, including hard-boiled eggs, that have been left at room temperature for longer than two hours. Better to refrigerate after they’ve cooled. They can be kept up to a week in the refrigerator, says incredibleegg.org.