The problem is, I had this brilliant idea on a Wednesday.
Wednesday Tips just doesn't sound as good...
So, lets pretend it's Tuesday ok?
I have collected and learned tons of helpful tips throughout the years.
I need a place to write them down before my poor mind is totally gone! (with my 5 young-ins running around, that could happen any minute!)
I also thought I should share them with you!
My kids love to help in the kitchen.
Every one in the house loves hard-boiled eggs & deviled eggs.
So, We always have plenty of hard boiled eggs around.
The problem is, how do you know which egg in the fridge is hard boiled or which are raw?
We have had many wasted eggs over the years because of this problem.
Tip #1 How do ya tell if an egg is hard-boiled or raw?
#1 Color the Eggs.
This is the simplest way. But requires a little forethought. And, with 5 kids running around and often cooking the eggs for me, it is not always done.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to the water you boil your eggs in, this will tint the eggs.
- Add a few coffee or tea grounds in the water, they will tint the eggs.
- (if using brown eggs, this method does not work as well as the following tips)
- Mark each boiled egg with a pencil. I use a big X.
on the counter (preferably away from the edge, or you'll find out the messy way if it is raw!)
- the hard-boiled egg will spin freely and smoothly, fast from the start.
- The raw egg will be wobbly, and start out slowly before picking up any kind of speed.
Spin the eggs on the counter again. then quickly stop the spinning with your finger, and immediately, lift your finger off of the egg, letting it go.
- The hard-boiled egg will stop like a rock and stay stopped.
- The raw egg will begin spinning again. (because you quickly stopped the shell.. but the innards are still moving)
I'm waiting on my Nobel Prize nomination as I type.