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How to Make Perfect Easter Eggs

Knowing how to properly hard-boil an egg is a life skill you should always keep in your back pocket, especially this time of year when you need to make perfectly un-crackled Easter eggs. If you want to go au natural with dyes (no offense Paas—we had many good years together on the kitchen countertop), all you need are a couple beets, some ground turmeric, and a head of red cabbage. More

What to Do with Leftover Easter Eggs

You put all that effort into decorating and hiding the Easter eggs—now what? Eat egg salad sandwiches all week, but of course. The hard-boiled eggs should last about a week in the fridge. We've rounded up our favorite egg salad recipes (curried, Grandma's classic, and one with sardines) and when you get sick of those, there's always deviled eggs, Niçoise salad, and more. More

Why Fresh Eggs Are Harder to Peel

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] As fresh-from-the-hen eggs become more available at farmers' markets and as more people jump on the backyard chicken coop bandwagon, peeling hard-boiled egg shells may become trickier. According to Wired Science, fresher eggs are scientifically harder to peel. You may think you're a pro-peeler, only to end up with a crater-filled blob. As Harold McGee points out in On Food and Cooking: The best guarantee of easy peeling is to use old eggs! Difficult peeling is characteristic of fresh eggs with a relatively low albumen pH, which somehow causes the albumen to adhere to the inner shell membrane more strongly than it coheres to itself. But don't worry—this doesn't mean you have to cook questionably spoiled... More

One Dozen Trader Joe's Eggs, Each with a Double Yolk

Happy Easter! Let us proclaim the mystery of eggs. This photo comes to us from Luca B., who says, "So we were making a batch of deviled eggs (yum) as an Easter hor d'oeuvre when we discovered that every egg we had hard-boiled then peeled contained a double yolk! (Purchased from the Trader Joe's in Brooklyn.)"... More

How to Cook the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

This Flash application from the University of Oslo figures out the optimal time to cook a hard-boiled egg based on four factors: the egg's circumference, the level of doneness you want the egg to be, the start temperature of the egg, and the elevation you're cooking at. Now every egg you cook will be perfect—as long as you measure its circumference and temperature, and know how many meters above sea level you are. (And to think all this time I was just boiling my eggs for seven minutes, give or take a few seconds.) The website is in Norwegian, but for a scientific explanation of cooking hard-boiled eggs in English go to khymos.org. [via Lifehacker] Related: Nick Kindelsperger on... More

In Videos: Robert DeNiro Peels an Egg in 'Angel Heart'

"No, thank you. I got a thing about chickens." For breakfast this morning I boiled a couple eggs. And, don't you know it, every time I peel a hard-boiled egg, I think of this scene from Angel Heart. I'm usually a little faster than Robert DeNiro and can often manage to remove the shell in one piece, but his technique is solid—crack it all over; roll it around on the plate, applying moderate pressure to further crack the shell; then peel. The egg scene, after the jump. (NSFW due to mild language.)... More

How To Cook Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Nick Kindelsperger of The Paupered Chef went on a search for the perfect hard-boiled egg, that is, cooking it at 154°F for an undetermined amount of time, and found that four hours was the golden number. I'm rather impatient, so four hours wouldn't cut it for me, but I'm very curious to try these super creamy-yolked eggs that lack a funky sulfuric smell. Related Grocery Store Eggs Vs. Public Market Eggs Photo of the Day: 300 Minute Egg How To Peel A Hard-Boiled Egg... More

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