Smiling with Egg on my Face

The weirdest thing happened today when I tried to hard boil some eggs.

I usually do the recipe where you bring eggs in cold water with a splash of vinegar (to help make peeling easier) to a boil, then cover it and turn it off and check it in 16 minutes. Today I did that, and set the timer, and forgot it. When I finally remembered, fearing overcooked eggs, I rushed over to the sink and poured the eggs and hot water into a strainer.  But instead of overcooked eggs, I had basically just partially cracked several UNcooked eggs.

15 eggs after "hard boiling"

I have absolutely no way to make sense of this.

The story has a happy ending, at least. I used the partially cooked eggs to make a sort of “scrambled egg soup” by blending it up, throwing in a half gallon of chicken bone broth and a cup of rice.

I'll boil you, eggs, if it's the last thing I do!

The kids seem to be enjoying it. But this incident will live on as a household mystery. Unless you have any ideas?

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4 Responses to Smiling with Egg on my Face

  1. I have no idea why the eggs wouldn’t cook, but how do you overcook an hardboiled egg?

    • Sarah says:

      Well, if they’re perfectly cooked, the yolk will have some moisture to it and be perfectly yellow/orange. If it’s overcooked it starts turning green or blue-green at the edges and is very dry and chalky.

  2. eastwestfarm says:

    I’m baffled myself, I’ve never heard of such. I always forget about the vinegar when I boil some eggs for our 4 year old. I start with eggs just covered in cold water, bring to a boil, then time it to 10 minutes.

  3. Rachel says:

    Bizarre, but good for you for finding a way to salvage them!

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