Have you ever wondered why it is so painful to peel a hard-boiled, farm-fresh egg – from your own garden or from the farmers’ market?
Yes, you’re right its really not hard to make perfect hard boiled eggs. So just given a try with the best hard boiled egg cookers to make a perfect one. Just check out the steps below to try out.
As any backyard chicken farmer knows, a day-old egg is known to be sticky and chewy. The peel comes off in pieces and you inevitably peel some egg white along with the peel, leaving a pockmarked mess. On the other hand, store-bought eggs have clams that peel off perfectly and beautifully, begging for a dish of nasty delicacies.
You can of course also make a scrambled egg or an omelet with this one-day egg. Or you can wait a few days, after which this egg will boil hard for a few days and will peel off perfectly. Or you can buy eggs in the store specifically for cooking, which negates the goal of having backyard chickens first!
Encourage yourself: There’s an easy way to make the perfect hard-boiled egg (even with a farm-fresh egg!). This is not about vinegar or baking soda or one of the many homemade solutions.
But first we get to know the science behind this phenomenon, which is not yet fully understood by researchers.
The egg whites, or egg whites of a freshly laid egg, start out with a relatively low pH. The egg shell is a highly porous surface with up to 17,000 pores. As the egg ages, it loses carbon dioxide and moisture through its pores, which increases the pH of the egg white and increases the air cell at the large end of the egg. the egg and a contraction of the contents of the egg. Together, these structural changes make it easier to peel a hard shell.
If you can’t wait a week for this natural process to occur, you can force the egg whites to separate from the egg membrane, making the shell easier to peel.
How does this work? Start by poking the large end of a fresh egg with a thumbtack. They just want to go in the shell and not go all the way through the egg. Remember that the air cell is on the large end so you are less likely to pierce the egg white that way.
What if you prick the small end of the egg or accidentally penetrate the membrane into the egg white? I’ll show you a little.
Put your pierced eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.
Heat the pan over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Then lower the heat and let the eggs simmer for 10 minutes. (Despite the name, you don’t hard-boil eggs at all; you actually boil them hard.)
What happens here is that the water seeps through the small hole into the air cell, helping to loosen the protein from the membrane.
Look at the egg on the left. I poked this a little too deep and you will find that the albumin is leaking out of the hole. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and the egg will always cook properly, but it may not look as pretty as other eggs as it may leave seeds in the white.
After 10 minutes, dip the eggs in an ice bath and let them cool for a few minutes. You want to cool them down quickly with ice water, not just cold water. If they cool too slowly, iron and sulfur build up in the eggs and give the yolk the greenish-gray tint that is characteristic of cooked eggs.
Once the eggs have cooled, your shells crack easily and slide into large pieces with the membranes, leaving you with a super smooth and glossy white.
With just a slight adjustment to the way you normally make eggs, you can get perfectly hard-boiled eggs (even those from the farm) with perfectly-boiled yolks every time!