Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Boiling Eggs The Easy Way

I remember forty years ago.  My mother-in-law wouldn't eat an egg.  She had high cholesterol, and her doctor told her not to eat eggs.  She would rarely have one.  That idea has changed over the years and now eggs are a very good high protein food.  We like them and have them in many different forms.

Recently the price of eggs is way down.  It is sad for the people who make a living selling eggs, but for the consumer it is great.  There are a lot of people raising their own chickens which may effect the supply and demand.  Organic eggs are even priced for the normal budget.  Our local Piggly Wiggly had them for 29 cents a dozen this week.  I realize that is a "come on in" price, but if they are able to do that it indicates how low the regular price is.

I love to boil a bunch of eggs and have them in the refrigerator for a snack or a quick egg salad sandwich.  I have an egg cooker which works well.  I have used it for years.  Sometimes the eggs are easy to peel or hard to peel, but I thought that was just the way it was.  I heard the ease of peeling depended on the age of the egg.  I even bragged about egg cookers in a blog I wrote a few years ago.

As with everything, we live and learn.  Everyone who reads my blog knows how much I love my pressure cooker.  It never occurred to me I could boil eggs in it.  I make everything else so it shouldn't have been a surprise.  I have blogged about the pressure cooker several times.  Today I watched a Facebook live video by the Humorous Homemaker.  She is very funny and showed how easy it was to boil eggs in a pressure cooker.  I tried it right away.

1.   Took out the pressure cooker

2.   Put a trivet into the cooking pan

3.   Put in 1 cup of water

4.   Put in eggs from the refrigerator

5.   Put lid on pressure cooker

6.   Set timer for 7 minutes on high pressure and pushed start

7.   Quick released pressure when it beeped

8.   Cooled eggs under cold water

9.   Tapped the egg and got under the membrane for easy peeling

10.  Out popped the egg.

It was the easiest and fastest I have ever boiled an egg.  She said it didn't matter how fresh the egg is, this method works every time.  It sure did for me.  This is how I will be boiling eggs from now on.  I boiled these 6 eggs in less than 10 minutes from opening the refrigerator to having them all peeled.  How great is that?

Update:  The process I wrote about above works great, but I found another way.  Put the eggs on the trivet, add a cup of water but pressure for only two minutes. When I start the pressure cooker, I set my stove timer for 25 minutes.  When the timer goes off, the eggs are cooked and the pressure has released.  Put the hot eggs in a sink of cold water. When you're ready, peel them.  Either way is fantastic.

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