As you may know, I've got a big weakness for eggs. In fact, this photo of soft-boiled eggs with miso, lemon, and cilantro is making me so weak, someone's going to have to catch me. — Cookthink
Growing up my favorite part of Easter was decorating the eggs (okay, actually, it may have been the chocolate bunnies, but eggs were right up there). Even now that we're grown up, whenever my family has the opportunity to be together for Easter, we always end up boiling up a batch and dying them. Just in case I'm not the only one who's into dying eggs, I thought I'd give you a few tips on how to boil eggs.
- Place eggs in a saucepan with enough water to cover the eggs by 1 inch.
- On high heat, bring to a boil.
- Cover pan, remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes (3-4 for soft-boiled and 5-6 for medium-boiled).
- While eggs are sitting, fill a medium bowl with ice and water.
- Use a slotted spoon to transfer eggs from pan to ice bath. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Remove from ice bath and enjoy!
Thanks to modern science, you will no longer have to wonder exactly when your soft-boiled, medium-boiled or hard-boiled egg is ready. Why's that? Because the egg is going to tell you itself! Okay, so it's not going to shout out and say "Hey, I'm ready!" but it will have magical (aka science) invisible ink that turns black the minute it is ready. You just have to decide which sort of notification you'd like before you purchase your eggs.
Now if you're wondering why they're doing this:
A spokeswoman for Lion Quality Eggs, the [British Egg Information Service]’s quality assurance scheme, said: “We had a lot of inquiries. We said OK, this is a big issue — people can’t even boil an egg.”
So there you have it. The eggs will hit UK markets this fall. No word on whether or not they'll cost more.
Source: Times Online