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How to keep yolks centered in hard-boiled eggs?

pearlyriver Oct 28, 2012 05:32 AM

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. Peg RE: pearlyriver Oct 28, 2012 05:54 AM

    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
      pearlyriver RE: Peg Oct 28, 2012 05:58 AM

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

    2. biondanonima RE: pearlyriver Oct 28, 2012 06:23 AM

      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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        greygarious RE: biondanonima Oct 28, 2012 08:15 AM

        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.

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          KSlink RE: biondanonima Oct 28, 2012 08:15 AM

          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.....

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            OCEllen RE: KSlink Oct 28, 2012 12:47 PM

            Yes, it works!

        2. ipsedixit RE: pearlyriver Oct 28, 2012 12:24 PM

          Use fresh eggs.

          But then peeling them is a bitch.

          Such is life, I suppose.


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            CanadaGirl RE: pearlyriver Oct 28, 2012 12:56 PM

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

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