Boil the Perfect Egg

Jamie shows you the tricks for boiling a perfect egg. Added on April 19 2010 | 176 Comments

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To Paula Deen... So excited to hear of your new restaurant coming to the Island at Pigeon Forge,Tn. We live in Sevierville and can't wait until it opens.I was so disturbed the way Harrahs in Cheerokee,NC. did your restaurant there.Just maybe everyone will stop at your restaurant here and eat before going into Cherokee. If I can help in any way please let me know...

By Betty McCowan on April 14, 2014

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This will not work on a freshly laid egg any tips.

By Brenda on April 14, 2014

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i use a little vinegar in the water when i'm poaching eggs, it keeps them together better. and i use a gentle boil or simmer.

By Anonymous on April 14, 2014

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Awesome!!

By Lynn Furr on April 14, 2014

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I put eggs, in a pan. Cover them with water, add a tablespoon of salt. Put on heat until water come to a boil. Take them off the heat, cover for at least. f0 minutes. They will easy to peal.

By Anonymous on April 14, 2014

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Found this to be better. I usually start to boil then continue to boil for 14 minutes. Let sit in cold water for a few minutes then peel and start deviled eggs smile

By Shelly on April 13, 2014

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I think you Mom is great

By Ada Gorske on April 13, 2014

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good...but run under warm water and start at the top when peeling...

By davetucker on April 13, 2014

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That's good advice and I have tried it before, but it never came out like yours. I put the eggs into cold water and when it came to a boil I turn it off and put a lid on it. I let it sit for 10 to 15 min and still I had a hard time peeling it. I will try this in the future. Thanks, Julie

By Julie Gaines on April 13, 2014

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We have farm fresh brown eggs on our farm and for the life of mr I cannot peel them.I havef tried everything.. oiled when they are fresh , 2weeks old, month old..nothing works for me.. aweful silly to buy eggs when we have chickens that lay them. HELP PLEASE Ha ha ha

By Linda Monoian on April 13, 2014

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I have read many comments that say they would love to know how to get them to peel easier. I have just learned this and it has worked for me every time. When the timer goes off, I immediately pour off the water, rinse the eggs, actually crack the shell by rolling them around. Then I dump ice water on them and let them set until the water gets warm.I make sure the egg is chilled. If I need to ice them down again, I do so. When chilled I roll them around on my counter to crack the shell all over, the shell practically falls off. Now my deviled eggs look great!

By Carol Nofziger on April 13, 2014

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Jamie, try it my way to see what is the best for put eggs in pot-cover with cold water -- good pinch of baking soda bring to boil---cover for 20 min--- shells just fall off eggs are perfect. LOve your Mama and miss the whole family. never watch food net work any more Even the Neely's are gone. LOved them also.

By Linda Fullbright-- on April 13, 2014

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This perfect for boiling part, if you have a hard time peeling crack the larger or rounder end there is an air pocket THERE AT THAT END AND MUCH EASIER I FIND TO PEEL.

By Rose Scalise on April 13, 2014

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When you make potato salad you cook potatoes and eggs together when potatoes are done the eggs are done put fork in potato when you can insert the fork in potato and it goes through the potato they are done. Even if you don't make tater salad you can use them the next day in some thing else. I love Paula cooking. Tpaul Thats how I tell my kids to do it.

By Anonymous on April 13, 2014

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Perfect, Gonna try this, Thanks.

By Anthoni Scarborough on April 13, 2014

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jOHN: nOW YOU KNOW HOW TO COOK EGGS.

By jOHN on April 13, 2014

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I found a way to always make easy to peel eggs. I put 1/4th baking soda and the salt the water with NO SALT salt - bring to a boil and boil for about 5 minutes and let the eggs sit in the hot water for another 5 minutes then drain it and cover with cold water let sit for 20 minutes. Refrigerate til ready to eat - roll egg on counter peel and eat

By Connie Harden on April 13, 2014

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Great tips Jamie- I have a tip to make the shells come off so easily! I do add salt to the water, but after cooking I let the eggs cool. I then take the handle-end of a kitchen knife and tap all around the cooked egg; I then gently roll the egg between my hands. The shell practically falls off!

By Joyce Steele on April 13, 2014

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I love any of the recipes and the tips that you give .

By Barbara Rich on April 13, 2014

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If you do boil the eggs on a medium heat till its a rolling boil then turn it back to simmer for 5 minutes then take pan and run cold water from the tap right over the eggs till the eggs can be handled and then you tap either end to release any air inside the shell, the egg will come right out of the shell without having to fight to get the shell off.

By Robin on April 13, 2014

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