Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Perfectly Centered Yolks in Hard Boiled Eggs

     Clean Eaters love hard boiled eggs - perfect portions of natural protein, vitamins, and minerals. If you're working Clean Eating effectively, undoubtedly you are boiling a dozen eggs each weekend in preparation for the coming week.

 You've learned my tricks for perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs.  You've also learned how to decode and read the stamped information on an egg carton  so you aren't buying the freshest eggs in the case.

But what about off centered eggs? Do your eggs look like this after cooking?

Credit where credit is due - thank you to country music star turned Food Network chef, Trisha Yearwood. My husband was watching her show Trisha's Southern Kitchen  on Saturday, and she gave a tip to something that has flummoxed me in the past - off center cooked yolks in hard boiled eggs..

She noted that the best hard boiled eggs are made from ones that have been in the fridge for a week or two ( we know that! ) . Over that time of sitting and waiting, the yolk has time to settle to the bottom of the egg white within the egg. It sinks to the bottom - slowly.

At least 4-6 hours before you plan on boiling your eggs, take them out of the fridge and flip every single egg upside down and return it back to its cardboard resting place. This time for the yolk to migrate to the center of the egg is the secret to perfectly centered yolks each and every time.

Clever, Clever!