“Hey, Mom, what’s for lunch?” asks your child.
“Boiled eggs and toast,” you offer.
“Eeuuu, those green old things,” he responds with disgust.
Have you ever had such an exchange? Why do some boiled eggs look white with a greenish yolk? There is a reason and it can be avoided.
The overcooking of the egg causes the yolks to discolor.
Here is a great way to avoid the “green eggs”.
- Place the eggs in a kettle.
- Add water. The water level should reach about one-inch above the eggs.
- Cook to boiling.
- Turn off the burner and set the kettle of eggs on a cool burner to rest for 15 minutes.
Drain off the hot water and cover eggs with cold water.
- Peel eggs when cool enough to handle.
The yolks will be a cheerful yellow color. Try this little trick. It may revive your relationship to boiled eggs.
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