Before we jump in head first, here’s what you can expect out of this post: how to perfectly hard boil an egg every time, how to quickly boil an egg, how to peel a boiled egg, random egg facts, and some good old fashioned tom foolery. Fellow pinners, feel free to share any of these pictures, but I have created a Pinterest-friendly egg infographic-esque image that you might find handy. You can find that at the bottom of the post (or in the thumbnail to the right). Now on to the main event!
I love eggs; they might be one of the most used ingredients in our home. They’re so stinking versatile (no pun intended… actually yeah, pun totally intended), and in my opinion they are one of the many foods and ingredients that all aspiring cooks should seek to understand. I don’t know half of their capabilities, but the half I have learned has increased my own cooking abilities quite a bit. Eggs are awesome packets of nutritional goodness and when used in cooking can be eating as they are, added as an ingredient, or even brought in at the end as a finishing touch. As an added bonus, they’re also relatively inexpensive, shazam! Eggs symbolize some pretty interesting things; more on that in the Egg Facts section below.
We’ll come back to the egg as it relates to cooking in just a bit (specifically how to hard boil an egg), but first come along with me as I take a stroll through memory lane. If you’d rather not peep into my past, go ahead and skip to the next section.