Source: From my local electric company many years ago.
By Rosemary from Tipp City, OH
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Save electricity bills when boiling eggs by putting the eggs in cold water, bring to the boil, then immediately turn off the heat and leave the eggs in the hot water for the length of time you like.
To test if an egg is hard boiled or still has a way to go in the pot, try this: Remove from hot water and lay gently on it's side on the counter top. Spin it; if it spins nicely it is boiled.
I just want to say something about this "newfangled" idea of cooking eggs. All the sites, papers, etc. now claim that you are to bring the eggs to a boil in the water and turn them off and let stand for 15 to 17 minutes.
First, put eggs in a pan and fill with enough cold water to cover eggs completely, then bring water to a rapid boil. As soon as the water reaches a rapid boil, remove pan from heat and cover pan tightly with a lid.
For hard boiling eggs: Put water in the pot, bring to a rolling boil. Add eggs and boil for 15 minutes. The trick is "do not add salt or oil" to the pot. The shells will slide off. No more torn up eggs.
Take cold eggs from fridge and set carefully into a small pan with tightly fitting lid. Cover eggs with COLD water (just to the very top of the eggs)
I place a mug in the saucepan I use to boil an egg. This uses less water and hence less energy to get the job done.
If you have an egg that cracks while boiling all you have to do is add a little vinegar to the water and it will help the shell to seal so your egg will still be good.
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Can an egg be boiled in an electric skillet?
By Amie from Visalia, CA
I've never tried it but my electric skillet is deep enough to put the eggs in so they would be completely covered with water. My advice would be to experiment by seeing if you can even bring water to a boil in it, place in one egg, turn skillet off and check the egg after about 12 minutes. As long as the water will boil in the skillet and the egg can be completely covered I don't see why it wouldn't work because I just barely cover my eggs with water in a saucepan, bring to boil, turn off and take out after 12 minutes.
Please let us know the outcome if you give it a try ;-)
Deeli, I wanted to let you know that I did try boiling an egg in the electric skillet. It worked! Yeah! I did have to do it a couple of times to get it hard boiled. I first tried it the way that you had suggested and it came out soft boiled, so then I tried it again doing it a little different, I put the egg in the water and brought it to a boil, turned it off and let it set for about 20 minutes and it came out perfect. I'm now going to attempt cooking biscuits in there, I found a recipe for it. I'll let you know how they turned out. Thank you again for your help and advice, if you have any other recipes for the electric skillet that you might want to share with me, please feel free to do so. Thanks again! Amie
I did it in a pinch , not my fave way but got em boiled for some tuna salad :-)
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After years of trying to make perfect boiled eggs for Deviled Eggs, and ending up with chunks out of them, I have finally found the answers.
Put the eggs in a pan filled with cold water. Put in 1/4 cup of salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cover with lid.