To cook boiled eggs CORRECTLY and to EGGsacting standards, you really don't boil them; you only bring the water to a rolling boil. Initially, place them in a pot in one level, 4 to 8 at a time (do NOT put eggs on top of each other), with an inch of tap water above them. Before heating the water, let them warm at room temperature for 15 minutes in the water (can be warm but not hot) if they came out of the refrigerator. You can time that phase by clicking on Warm; that will start the timer for the appropriate time. Finally, after the time has elapsed (or longer), bring the water to a rolling boil on high heat. You will have to watch this stage due to various altitudes, the quantity of eggs in your cooking container and the sizes and volumes of various cooking containers... Then remove the heat, and cover the pan with a good lid; then select and click on the size eggs you are cooking. That turns on the timer to the default times shown below and in the alert timer field. Leave them in the water for that long. When you are alerted that the time has finished (visually in the message field, and by sound), remove the warm water and cover the eggs with cold water, or ice and chilled water. Start the timer again for cooling eggs via the same process. You can leave them longer but the timer is the minimum amount of time. Once that is done, you can gently crack the shell, peel the shell off and enjoy your eggs. This timer is for SOFT BOILED eggs. You can also use our timers for medium and hard boiled eggs. Also please see the cooking chart below. If you cook your eggs too long or too fast, a green colored coating forms around the yoke. It is from a heat reaction to sulfur in the whites and yoke. It is safe but will possibly impact the taste. The source of information is the The American Egg Board (AEB), the site with egg EGGspertise. We also urge you to read and practice Egg Safety as published by the Egg Safety Center. You just can't be EGGcessive when it comes to egg safety. Here are some wonderful (EGGcellent actually...) egg recipes from Good Egg. These are a few more EGGciting egg sites of EGGlectic interest for you. The International Egg Commission, The Georgia Egg Commission, The Louisiana Egg Commission, Incredible (EGGsclusive home of the incredible edible egg), Egg Nutrition Center (ENC), The Deviled Eggs Gourmet, Hilary's Heavenly Eggs (from Eating Well), and finally, an EGGshaustive and EGGceptional group of "egg links" (EGGsclusive of sausage links) from PoultryHelp.com.
This application only works in IE5.5 and higher browsers. In higher browsers such as 7+, 8+ and higher, the security settings by default are designated at Medium High in the Internet zone. This will NOT work at that level. You MUST either configure your security simply at Medium or go through the 40 or so options to configure it as a Custom security level. (The security issue is that YOU are selecting a tune or sound on YOUR computer to execute at a given time.) We have been told that other modern browsers do work with this application with several "add in options". I have not been able to make that happen and I suggest that if you want to use it, use IE...
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