Saturday, February 20, 2010

A newsletter note

My most recent newsletter was about boiling eggs.
A reader rightfully pointed out that putting cold eggs in boiling is leading cause of cracked shells since the middle ages. The temperature difference creates pressure that the shell can't handle . . . and boom!
There are two solutions to this.
1. Using a pin, poke a tiny whole at the base of he shell, essentially creating a "pressure release valve".
2. The reader gave me a trick I had never heard of, but make compete sense. You simply warm you eggs under hot running water so that the temperature difference isn't so great when they hit the water.

Thanks reader.

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