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Best way to boil a Bumnut

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Okay, I can do it, but I get all messed up with them
cracking and spilling their innards onto the hotplate.

Don't want to use vinegar either ( smelly stuff )

I've checked the usual places on the net and
seen some different ways to do it...

Just wondering if members have an easier way
(apart from not eating them...)
 
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I usually pierce a tiny hole into the roundest end of the egg shell being careful not to crack it! (I use one of the prongs of a small cocktail fork). Then gently immerse it into gently boiling water with the hole side up and you can see the air bubbling out. 10 minutes for hard boiled - not sure how long for soft yolk.
 

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For egg from frig, put in cup and run warm water over it for about a minute.
Bring pot of water to boil, slide egg in. Soft boil, simmer only about 5 mins.
Put straight into cold water to stop cooking process.
Cracking happens when cold egg goes into hot water.
 

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Eggs are meant to be thrown at politicians, not eaten.
 
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Wabbit's method works for me too and soft boiled are my favourite. These days I have them with toasted Essene sprouted grain bread for a big flavour and protein hit. :)

If you're hard boiling eggs add some salt to the water and the shells will peel off easier.

I always found poaching more effort than it's worth, but the vinegar does help here.

Another link on poaching from taste.com

http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/603/poach+an+egg+stovetop
 
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(I believe) the key is to start with cold water and the egg at room temperature, so take the egg out of the fridge for a while first (overnight) or, if like us you have your own hens, straight from the chook!

See also: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/12504/how+to+boil+an+egg

wabbit :D

Cold water, there's one problem I have in the Pilbara, getting cold water
unless you can use fridge water...
Can't get fresher Bumnuts than you folks get - straight out, straight in



I usually pierce a tiny hole into the roundest end of the egg shell being careful not to crack it! (I use one of the prongs of a small cocktail fork). Then gently immerse it into gently boiling water with the hole side up and you can see the air bubbling out. 10 minutes for hard boiled - not sure how long for soft yolk.

Patience is not my virtue here, tiny hole - thats where my brain sits, in it
For egg from frig, put in cup and run warm water over it for about a minute.
Bring pot of water to boil, slide egg in. Soft boil, simmer only about 5 mins.
Put straight into cold water to stop cooking process.
Cracking happens when cold egg goes into hot water.

Ah, cold eggs to hot - this I can fathom

Eggs are meant to be thrown at politicians, not eaten.

I can supply "cracked hard boiled" are they okay!!!


Wabbit's method works for me too and soft boiled are my favourite. These days I have them with toasted Essene sprouted grain bread for a big flavour and protein hit. :)

If you're hard boiling eggs add some salt to the water and the shells will peel off easier.

I always found poaching more effort than it's worth, but the vinegar does help here.

Another link on poaching from taste.com

http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/603/poach+an+egg+stovetop

I have no trouble getting the shell OFF once it's cooked, believe me,


Thank you all repliers...you seem to have "cracked the case"

Water temp I will try...
Salt I will add...
Tiny hole...got nothing to lose...except an egg

And if I still get the same result...
I will send them to Timmy for use, Lol

:thankyou:

CK :hammer:
 
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best way to eat eggs other than boiled.

Eggs cooked in a sandwich maker the one with the 2 flat plates.

Easy to do I even have my 11yr old kds making them for me

Step one... use a glass to cut a circular disc out of the centre of 2 pieces of bread

step two.... butter both sides and place on heated up sandwich maker

step three.... crack an egg in each cutout circle of the bread and put the disc of bread that was cut out on top of the egg

step four... close sandwichmaker for a few minutes more depending on how hard you like your eggs

Remove and eat fried eggs on toast with very little mess. just wipe over the plates of the maker when it is cooled down.


Better than boiled eggs anyday
 
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Yes...we have a winner.

Eggs at room temp, not fridge
Salt added

now put eggs in before water too boily...

Haven't had a cracked or mutant shell yet
so great not to have white foamy stuff to clean off hotplate...

Oh joy is me :band

Thanks again team...
 
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