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Oct 28, 2012 05:32 AM

How to keep yolks centered in hard-boiled eggs?

It usually doesn't bother me that much, but sometimes the off-center yolks create a very thin spot in the white and it is way too easy to tear the white when popping out the yolk. Advice is much appreciated.

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  1. As the water gets hotter, roll the egg over continuously - by the time the water is boiling the yolk should be fixed centrally.

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    1. re: Peg

      I feel embarrassed to ask, but how do i do that when I steam the eggs/

    2. I haven't tried this myself,but I hear that if you store the eggs on their sides (by turning the carton on its side), the yolks will stay centered. Worth a shot.

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      1. re: biondanonima

        I've read that, too, and never tried it. Maybe easier to do is to place the raw egg on the counter, then spin it a few times (on its side), just before it goes into the water.

        1. re: biondanonima

          Last year I made several dozen deviled eggs for a holiday party, (one whole flat) and I turned each one over the day before cooking them. Perfectly centered, every last one of them.....

        2. Use fresh eggs.

          But then peeling them is a bitch.

          Such is life, I suppose.


          1. You can also give each one a good shake before cooking.