By Janis from Madisonville TN
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I have always boiled my egg with my potatoes for potato salad an have no problems at all and I have been cooking for quite a few years. 45, to be exact... LOL
One problem about that is that eggs are their very best, and certainly look their best if they are not really boiled, but rather brought to a boil, then set off the heat and left in the water for about 20 minutes. They are pretty and yellow, no greenish brown on the edges of the yolk. Just something I was told many years ago, and have passed on to many family and friends.
Personally, I would rather have to use two pans, which are both easily cleanable cooking these two items, rather than taking the chance of bacteria possibly leaching from the egg shells in to the potatoes. Beyond that worry, potatoes take much longer to cook than eggs so the eggs could be way overcooked even for potato salad.
Ever make potato or macaroni salad only to remember you forgot to boil the eggs? I always toss the eggs in with the potatoes or macaroni and boil at the same time.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO WASH THE EGGS COMPLETELY BEFORE PUTTING IN THE PAN!
This is the only way I can ever have boiled eggs AND potatoes/macaroni at the same time. Again, don't forget to wash the eggs first!
Source: I didn't find this anywhere, just made sense when I stopped to think about how I could avoid this problem every time.
By Sandie from Curtice, OH
God bless and keep you. : )
Editor's Note: Salmonella can be found in raw or undercooked eggs. Pasteurized eggs are one way to prevent this. For more information, here is a website.
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