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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:52 am 
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I did a search here and also looked up the A to Z of cooking index but found nothing.

For an 80 - 90gm chicken egg what boiling time for...

Cooked white but still with runny yolk -

Through experimenting I'm still just not getting it right, but I'm getting close with - bringing it to the boil and then boil gently for 1 min.
My young daughter is being pedantic about the presentation of her boiled googie :help:

Any other suggestions please or a link to the correct thread. :-D Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:44 am 
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I saw on Masterchef the other night a method I have never used but was sworn by: http://www.masterchef.com.au/recipes/the-perfect-soft-boiled-egg.htm

I personally usually don't have time to let them come up to (or store them at) room temp so they go in cold water, slowly up to the boil and then simmered for 2 mins. I like to use a timer to to get it just right.

Here is also is Delia's method: http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/eggs/how-to-boil-an-egg.html

Good Luck and keep experimenting!

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But I wonder if that is using a very fresh egg. As you will know store or farm bought eggs can vary in shelf life.

My eggs are kept at room temp, and I pop them into warm water let them sit for a min before I turn on the heat, (still get the occassional cracking though) :-? .

Will try those methods though, thanks for the links.


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Sorry for my poor memory (and the late post) but if i remember correctly i put the eggs in the cold water, bring to a boil and turn off heat and leave cooling water for about 4 minutes. I assume that you will have to experiment a fair bit to get your perfect egg.
Good luck :-D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:56 pm 
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For boiled eggs I do three minutes put into boiling water. If it's a really big egg I will do 4 minutes into boiling although normally for us a big egg is 70-80 (not 90g that is a really big egg ;-) ).
For poached eggs I do pretty much like Miles mentioned above, put the egg into boiling hot but turned off water.


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For medium size eggs.
Room temp or chilled.
Put eggs in saucepan so they have room to move, cover with cold water, cover with lid.
Bring to a rapid boil. Turn off heat, let stand for 1 minute exactly for soft boiled, 2 minutes for hard.
Fresh eggs are too hard to peel, for hard boiled eggs, use eggs that around a week old.

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i boil eggs and when i hard boil them, i peel the shell off and a layer of egg white peels off


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twitch, that is because the eggs are too fresh. Once they are a week or 10 days old they will boil and peel easily. There are some threads here about it. I will try to find the links for you.

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thank you.
because i take them out of the fridge into cold water, then on the stove


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A gadget for cooking soft-boiled eggs.

I personally like mine hard-boiled but I have to cook them soft-boiled for some other people at times.

This looks so simple.


Video by Billy Law on Vimeo.

I notice you can buy these on ebay.com.au

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SOFT-BOILED-EGG-COOKER-Non-electric-Papa-Rich-style-eggs-/321217361360?pt=AU_SmallKitchenAppliances&hash=item4aca0bf5d0

I own one of these and I do find it useful, although it's still possible to forget about it and overcook the eggs. :-D

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Eggsact-Egg-Timer-Drop-In-Egg-Cooker-Hard-Boiled-Soft-Boiled-/360744743825?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53fe0ff391&_uhb=1

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Today is World Egg Day. Follow this link for instructions on how to boil the perfect egg:

http://mobile.news.com.au/lifestyle/foo ... 6738270705

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Just checked out that link Lucy C

I think the time they have set for soft boiled eggs is too long.

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What about quail eggs? Any time tried and recommended? If I boil them for a salad they go in cold or warm water, and boil while I get some lettuce tomato beetroot whatever else organised. Then I remember them, think you've had long enough I guess and drop them in a bowl of cold water to slow or stop the cooking process. I'm getting a little better at peeling the shell off quick and neat instead of eating the salad peppered with shell-bits. So nice, prefer them now to standard eggs. Just haven't used any consistent cooking times.

What about guinea fowl eggs? Any other rules or suggestions?

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hey PossumCorner.
It looks like it is up to you to do all the homework for us.
Reckon you can time how long it takes to cook the eggs soft, medium and hard?

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My daughter is also quite particular about the texture of her egg for dipping toast strips into.

We went through a phase of trail & error with eggs from fridge, eggs from bench, eggs into cold water, eggs into boiling water, sitting them in a while after cooking, taking them out under cold water immediately after cooking. We could do the same thing twice with same size egg and never get the same result.

So...we bought a sunbeam egg cooker. It's science is baffling, but the darn thing work perfect every time!! And hard boiled eggs peel like a dream. Haven't looked back.

Good luck. The science of egg cooking is flawed...get a cooker to solve your problem.

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