Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter 2

Well, I just finished dying my own eggs via the instructable that I posted about last night. (and I already ate them for breakfast as well!). They turned out pretty cool and colorful. The only thing I would change about the instructions is to cook them for 10-12 minutes... 7-8 is just a little too low. (Though they were fine for eating). FYI> Did you know that when you eat a hard boiled egg and you peel it open and see that "greenish" color around the yolk? That means you over cooked them. It's a chemical reaction that causes the sulfur to separate from the yolk, and can give the egg a bitter taste. I like the 10-12 minute cooking time, then cooling them by running cold water into the hot water to stop the cooking. Oh, and the 10-12 time is after the water has been brought to a boil... Then lower the eggs carefully into the hot water, then start the timer. I also changed one other thing from the instructable, in that I didn't use a rubber band to secure the cloth, but rather I used cotton string. And, I could taste a very slight onion flavor on the egg white. But I just added some salt and pepper and the onion taste was gone.
Anyway, more than you ever wanted to know about cooking an egg.
Enjoy the photos and Happy Easter again.


Rick said...

Hey cyenobite, your Easter eggs turned out great! I'm glad folks are trying this technique. It's so cool to be able to see how other people's efforts have been turning out too.

Carl has some pictures of the Easter eggs he made at, and BigCoCo has a new instructable up with a couple of twists on this idea! That URL is

JWD said...

Wow, how interesting! I love the varigated coloring.

fauxreal said...

Saw your post on and jogged over here to see your results... then saw your cooking instructions and thought you might like to try this method...
1. Cover eggs with cold water, to a depth of about 1 inch above eggs
2. Heat on high till water JUST STARTS TO BOIL.
3. Immediately remove from heat, cover pan and let sit for 22-24 minutes.
4. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking.

I don't know how but this has worked everytime for me so that you have perfectly hard-boiled eggs with no dark green yolks.