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Boiled Eggs using Hot Water, a Mug and a Plate

soypower | Apr 23, 201012:49 PM     12

I work at an espresso cafe where we serve tons of beautiful pastries and fattening yumminess. As you can imagine, since I started spending most of my days here, I have not been eating very healthily. This morning, I bought a dozen organic, free range eggs, intending to scramble some up in the microwave. But I really felt like boiled eggs instead.

Since it's a cafe, we have 195 degree water on tap. So, I plopped a cold egg in a thick-walled ceramic mug, and poured the hot water on top. Covered with a plate. After 5 minutes, I replaced the water with fresh hot water. Did this a couple more times for a total of 20 minutes.

Then I got a cup of ice water and shocked the egg. Peeled the egg easily as the membrane seemed to have pulled away from the rest of the egg.

The Result? A perfectly boiled egg with a slightly soft center. I think I know what I'll be having for breakfast from now on...

My question, has anyone else tried this by just pouring hot water and then leaving covered for say 25 minutes? I mean, I'll probably try it tomorrow, but just wondering if anyone has any experience here..

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