How to boil eggs?

How to boil eggs?

I mean, I know how.... for the most part. What I always forget is, do I poke holes in the eggs or not? and I know you add them to a cold pot of water and bring it to a boil.... then what? any help will be greatly appreciated.... I have to make eggs for thanksgiving.

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    Default How to boil eggs?

    I mean, I know how.... for the most part. What I always forget is, do I poke holes in the eggs or not? and I know you add them to a cold pot of water and bring it to a boil.... then what?

    any help will be greatly appreciated.... I have to make eggs for thanksgiving.

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    I really dont know what the professional way to do it is, but I cook mine for about 5 minutes on a rolling boil and then I let them sit for about 5 more minutes then crack..I have never poked them, but I would like to know why you would poke them???

    Thanks!!
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    I know with the egg boilers.... or at least the one my grandmother used when I was younger... it said to poke holes in them, I guess to keep them from cracking. I dont know though, thats why I asked.

    Thanks, so much!

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    oh ok, I see what you mean. I am not sure cause i have never used one...
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    yeah, well I will be doing it the old fashioned way so I guess you answered my question.
    Thanks again.

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    I cover mine with cold water, bring to a boil, cover and turn off heat. Let sit 20 minutes, then rinse in cold water. Yolks never turn grey-green with this method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DohDohBird View Post
    I cover mine with cold water, bring to a boil, cover and turn off heat. Let sit 20 minutes, then rinse in cold water. Yolks never turn grey-green with this method.

    I do mine the exact same way. My step-mom taught me how to do this when she used to work with a community program to help people learn to cook. I sprinkle mine with salt before I add water and this is suppose to seal them and they won't crack. It works for me everytime.

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    I poke a hole in the big end where there is a pocket of air, which allows the air to escape when the egg heats up in the boiling water and avoid potential cracking of the shell.
    I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

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