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Old Jun 12, 2015, 3:38 am   #1
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Ever notice how boiled eggs smell like sulfur when you cut them open, and a few hours after eating they smell like sulfur again?
You all know what I mean. Don't you?

I've tried many method of boiling eggs to get that dreaded gray/green/stinky ring to disappear. Starting cold, starting room temp, shocking with ice water, etc. Most all of the ways, I've tried failed, or only worked occasionally.

Here is a fool proof method, which has never failed to perform as promised for me.

Use plenty of water. Enough so that eggs will be covered by about 1 1/2 or 2 inches over their top. I add an ounce or two of vinegar to water to quickly coagulate any leakage, in case I punctured the membrane inside.

1. Poke small hole in the large end of the eggs, not the pointy end. Be careful not to puncture the membrane inside of the air pocket.
2. Bring water to rolling boil. Use a spoon or spider to lower eggs into water, trying to keep water still boiling hard. Do the eggs in single layer.
3. Set timer for 6 minutes, and leave water on high heat boiling away.
4. When timer goes off, turn off burner, and reset the timer for another 6 minutes. Leave pan on same burner with heat off.
5. When 2nd timer is up, remove eggs and place on towel or cooling rack on counter. DO NOT put into cold water or crack shells.
Let cool down to room temp on their own. I usually peel at least one to eat, while still a bit warm.

That's it! - Perfect hard boiled eggs!

Not only will you have no ring or smell, they will be very easy to peel. I've used both store bought as well as farm fresh eggs and the fresh eggs peel just as easily as two week old store bought do.

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Old Jun 12, 2015, 11:02 am   #2
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Re: Odor Free, Perfect Hard Boild Eggs!

I will have to try this. I get mixed results with the boil and seep method where you bring them to a boil and let them sit in hot water for 10 minutes than place in ice water.
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Re: Odor Free, Perfect Hard Boild Eggs!

Good luck finding eggs that don't cost a fortune with the recent bird flu outbreak! A lot of restaurants are absorbing the cost and not passing it onto their customers, but supermarkets aren't.
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 4:37 am   #4
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Re: Odor Free, Perfect Hard Boild Eggs!

We get our eggs for free right now, Jeff.
A friend that has both duck and chickens. She sells them, but has so many she always has extra to share with friends.

Give it a try, or two, Mark. You'll be amazed!

Always use a timer. You can adjust your time by 30 seconds increments to meet your preferences.
Just don't over cook them too long, or it will not work.

I've done this about a dozen times now, before posting my results.
I don't trust "perfect eggs recipes" anymore, so I wanted to make sure I could duplicate the same results, each and every time. I can.
It hasn't failed once. If doing duck eggs, go 7 & 7 instead of 6 & 6 min.

They'll make the best deviled eggs you ever had. People can walk into the room, and not know immediately by smell,
that there are deviled eggs on the table. They'll know only, when they actually see them.
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I think it would work without poking the hole in the end too, but I haven't done that yet. I will and get back to you.

I think that poking the hole is just to keep eggs from cracking when adding to boiling water, and gives you less indent on finished eggs. It lets the air escape, and eggs can partially fill the big end.
But mostly, it's to prevent cracking/leaky eggs.
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Lucky you, Frank, in regards to the free eggs!

I ate at Taco Bell last night, and the meal I got was 42 cents higher than when I ate there a couple of weeks ago. Gas has sure gone up, at least down here (many people are blaming the NASCAR race this weekend at MIS in Brooklyn....gotta sock it to the tourists.)

I don't think I've ever had duck eggs. Do they taste any different than chicken eggs?
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They are a little stronger taste, but I love them.
Now Goose eggs are not so good. I've ate them, but they are far from a favorite.
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I get some chicken eggs free when I goto Grand Rapids. My sister has chickens and like most people who raise them, she always has extra. :D
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Re: Odor Free, Perfect Hard Boild Eggs!

Well, I finally remembered to take pictures of eggs boiled with this method, except... I did NOT poke a pinhole in them.

As you can see the yolks came out the same. But the end of the eggs varied from almost no indent, to rather large indents.

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So I guess if you were going to make deviled eggs for a party, then I would use the pinhole approach for looks.
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Re: Odor Free, Perfect Hard Boild Eggs!

I boiled 8 more eggs tonight, using the pinhole method, to make pickled eggs for my daughter. None of the eggs cracked in boiling water releasing some white out. And all had no servere concave ends either.

I boiled 8 eggs last time and 3 of them had blowouts when I didn't poke the holes.
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