The Perfect Egg!

Do you believe there’s a way to make the perfect boiled egg? This was a question that was asked to me by my culinary instructor, Chef Frank Brigsten. It was my very last semester in culinary school and when he asked that I answered “no” because I honestly thought that was impossible. Now I know who ever is reading this is thinking, “It’s just an egg, gees!.” LOL. However I really thought it wasn’t possible.  I mean I knew how to boil an egg, but I never really knew how to  consistently boil THE PERFECT EGG. That night in class we made deviled eggs with huge boiled shrimp. After all these years I FINALLY learned how to boil the PERFECT egg! Once you learn this, your eggs will come out perfect every time. First you get your eggs in a small pot (pot size may vary depending on how many eggs you are boiling), then add cold water. Place on the stove at a medium-high heat and once the eggs start to boil start a timer for EXACTLY 5 minutes! Once the 5 minutes are up remove from heat and let the eggs sit in the water for an additional 5 minutes. In the meantime, get an ice bath (ice and cold water) together for the eggs. Once the 5 minutes are up place the eggs in the ice bath. This will completely stop the cooking process. Let them sit in the ice bath for a few minutes and then peel. The eggs should be easy to peel and perfect. I remember telling my culinary instructor, “My last semester in culinary school and I finally learn to boil the perfect egg thanks to you!” lol, we both laughed. Now you won’t ever have to worry about your eggs being overcooked or too hard to peel because you now have the knowledge you need to boil THE PERFECT EGG! Thanks for reading!

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