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The Organised Housewife’s guide to: hard boiling an egg

When my friends and I got into a conversation about how to hard boil an egg, everyone had their own methods including some interesting sounding contraptions. I thought I’d share with you some tips and how I hard boil my eggs. Tips: Use an egg at room temperature, this stops the shell from cracking Start […]

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  • Angela Woodall

    Your post today about boiling eggs is very timely for me. I’ve been trialling a few different ways of boiling eggs, but still don’t seem to have cracked it. My problem is that a day or two later when peeling them they don’t want to come away. In fact, after my last experiment the shell cracked and crumbled under our fingers making it even more difficult to peel it off. Your steps seems very similar to ones I have tried. I have heard of putting vinegar in the water and wonder if this might be the solution, but is there a taste in the cooked egg?ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Lewis

    Vinegar will not flavor the eggs. I boil mine, drain and then “bounce” them around in the pan, cracking the shells and THEN cover with cold water, the shells peel right off after the eggs cool, haven’t had a failure yet :D ReplyCancel

  • Julia Knock

    I have also heard that the fresher the egg – the harder it is to peel. We have chickens and if I am making hard boiled eggs – I try and use the oldest eggs rather than ones that have just been laid. Funnily enough, my “girls” have not been laying much lately ( this happens in the colder weather ) so I asked hubby to buy a carton of eggs the other day as I have been using a few for back to school baking. I decided to make mashed egg sandwiches for my daughters’ lunches today so I boiled up some eggs last night before going to bed. I ran some cold water into the saucepan to cool them and just left them in the pot overnight. When I peed them this morning – the shells came away beautifully. Now I’m wondering – was it that they just cooled in the water or were those store bought eggs a bit old ?ReplyCancel

  • Sue Craddock

    I know this has nothing to do with eggs, but I need help . I’ve got a recipe that calls for 2 packages (20sheets)of graham crackers i’m going to use honey tiny teddy”s but how much is the big question???? please can someone helpReplyCancel

  • Fiona Tonizzo

    and some vinegar in the waterReplyCancel

  • Caroline Zunic

    In my thermie!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    I didn’t consider this when I bought it, but one of the things I love my Thermomix for is boiling eggs. I’ve spent years trying to perfect the art- and my Thermie, boom, perfect everytime.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Must admit, I haven’t boiled an egg in there yet. How do you do it?ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Smith

    I have always had a hard time getting the perfect hard boiled egg with timing and what not but I tried your technique today and it was great. Perfect egg and so easy, im converted to your method!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Pepper

    I’ve been cooking eggs this way for years as it saves on fuel. However, if you like a ‘ coddled ‘ egg with a soft or runny yolk, only leave the egg in the hot water for 5 minutes. It’s delicious with soya sauce and Aromat. If you put a lid on the pan it boils quicker.ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    Lol, my “technique” for boiling eggs is:
    1. Put eggs in pot and cover with cold water
    2. Place on heat
    3. Go do something else while waiting for water to boil
    4. Completely forget about the eggs, then panic when I do remember them
    5. Remove from heat and run under cold water
    6. Peel and marvel at the fact they’re perfectly hard boiledReplyCancel

  • Slolea

    After boiling your eggs drain and put them in a pan with a lid. Cover the eggs with ice cold water put lost of ice in water. Leave in water for 10 minutes. Drain water leaving an in charge on bottom of pot. Then cover the pan and shake the eggs like bumper cars they practically peel them selves.ReplyCancel

  • Naysie

    I think I remember reading somewhere to add 1 teaspoon of either vinegar or bi carb soda to the water – makes for easy peelingReplyCancel

  • Edith Henderson-Benson

    My granddaughter loves hard-boiled “cracky” eggs, and at 4 years old, she now wants to peel them herself. I found a great method on-line for hard-cooking eggs – I now steam them! I put up to a dozen into my veggie steamer basket, and let the water in the pot below come to the point of steaming – then let them go for about 25-30 minutes; then plunge them into an ice-water bath for a couple of minutes. They peel so easily, and are cooked all the way through!ReplyCancel

Chocolate Muffins

Can never go past a good chocolate muffin {RECIPE} Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients 2¼ cups self-raising flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar ¾ cup dark chocolate chips ½ cup vegetable oil ⅔ cup milk […]

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  • How fabulous! Love muffins sooo much, definitely making some of these this weekend!

    I have an Old Country Roses setting too- love your taste! XReplyCancel

Chorizo and Vegetable Frittata

A super easy weeknight meal Chorizo and Vegetable Frittata   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Egg, Easy Meals Serves: 5 Ingredients 750g macaroni pasta 4 eggs 1 chorizo sausage, halved and sliced 1 zucchini, grated 125g frozen corn kernels ½ red capsicum, […]

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  • Kristie

    Looks delicious, will have to give it a go :) ReplyCancel

Zucchini Feta Slice

I was trying to find some healthy meals I can make and have on hand for a quick reheat for lunch, I found a recipe on Taste.com.au for a Zucchini Feta Cake, sounded delicious.  I replaced the pancetta with 2 pieces of shortcut bacon and cooked individual portions in a muffin tin.  I pulled them […]

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Cheese & Bacon Mini Quiches

These are so great to make for parties, when you have friends over for lunch or cold in the kids lunch boxes.  They are really easy to make and fuss free. Cut circles of puff pastry, use a cutter that is 1cm bigger than  hole (the cutter I used was too small).  Fry bacon and […]

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{RECIPE} Bacon and Vegetable Slice

Yesterday my cousin and her beautiful new baby girl came to visit. I know it can be tiring as a new mum and as my cousin hasn’t been well so I wanted to make some food for her to put in the freezer.  To have on hand for her for lunch, hubby’s lunchbox, an easy […]

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Crustless Quiche

Crustless Quiche   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Serves: 5 Ingredients 4 shortcut bacon 4 spring onion 4 eggs 400ml cream 50g melted butter ½ cup scone mix 1 cup grated cheese Instructions In a small frypan, add bacon and onion, cook until bacon has browned […]

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