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    Egg Cooking Technique Secrets

    Eggs are simple and cheap, but to master how to cook them takes a bit of skill -- or at least attention. With all the different sizes (large, extra large, jumbo etc.), fresh vs. less fresh, and any number of different cooking techniques, eggs are easier to mess up than get right it seems.

    Today I hard boiled a dozen eggs, and though they were very well cooked, they were a bit over cooked for my taste. (I like a soft core on my yolks.) When I hard boil eggs, I usually take the the water to boil and then let the eggs sit for 7-10 minutes based upon size. Large eggs (7 min) and extra jumbo whatever (10 min). Then I do the ice bath thing. For some reason I took large eggs to 10 minutes this time.

    Anybody have any egg cooking secrets?

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    Thermal circulator all the way. Perfection every time. I love me a good egg.

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    I knew that was coming, and my wife has been encouraging me to go that route too. Thanks for tipping me towards more kitchen equipment

    Btw, I have resurrected my egg eating after hearing about a study that people who ate one egg each morning lost weight. Apparently, the early morning protein is very effective at curbing hunger later in the day.

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    Hahaha , couldn't resist. There are some cheaper home models available now, which is nice. But the polyscience professional is just so portable and great looking. And besides eggs go great with everything.

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    K, you need to run out right now and get the current issue of Bon Appetit. The cover has a big ol' cinnamon bun on it, but the major article is about eggs. Hey, I just found it online for you for free!

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/the-incredible-egg

    You MUST try the Jean Georges Vongerichten technique of cooking scrambled eggs with a whisk. I thought my low and slow scrambling technique was good but my God this one changed my life as we love eggs so much.

    The foolproof hard-boiled egg technique is in there too as is Thomas Keller's egg poaching method which is also superb.

    Have you ever tried basting your eggs for something different?

    And yes, eggs are fine for you in the morning. In fact a high protein breakfast is better that carbs for weight control. I like lean ham, natural peanut butter and Greek yogurt for breakfast too.

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    The latest issue of Food (Food Network) has Alton Brown describing the way to cook a variety of eggs from easy-over to poached, scrambled etc. For boiled for me its cold water, cold eggs, up to a boil, when at a rolling boil, 9 minute timer, drain the water, and a dunk in cold water. Leaves the yoke fully cooked, and tender in the center.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnochef View Post
    Have you ever tried basting your eggs for something different?
    Now that is intriguing. And yes, I have the BA issue, just haven't looked at it closely yet. I am going to try that Keller poached egg on some homemade bread. Bread and runny eggs -- can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnochef View Post
    You MUST try the Jean Georges Vongerichten technique of cooking scrambled eggs with a whisk. I thought my low and slow scrambling technique was good but my God this one changed my life as we love eggs so much.
    Thanks for the link. I have saved the recipes as PDFs and will give them a shot. I don't eat eggs too often during the week, but love them on the weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnochef View Post
    K, you need to run out right now and get the current issue of Bon Appetit. The cover has a big ol' cinnamon bun on it, but the major article is about eggs. Hey, I just found it online for you for free!

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/the-incredible-egg

    You MUST try the Jean Georges Vongerichten technique of cooking scrambled eggs with a whisk. I thought my low and slow scrambling technique was good but my God this one changed my life as we love eggs so much.

    The foolproof hard-boiled egg technique is in there too as is Thomas Keller's egg poaching method which is also superb.

    Have you ever tried basting your eggs for something different?

    And yes, eggs are fine for you in the morning. In fact a high protein breakfast is better that carbs for weight control. I like lean ham, natural peanut butter and Greek yogurt for breakfast too.

    will try to get that issue of

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Anybody have any egg cooking secrets?
    Pepin has a few too.

    http://blogs.kqed.org/essentialpepin...egg-ceptional/

    including "Cocotte Eggs with Creamed Mushrooms"

    http://www.kqed.org/w/morefastfoodmyway/episode209.html

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