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#1 (permalink)      6/26/2020 10:00:38 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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'Ancient Aliens' is stupid on stilts (formally known as soft boiled eggs)
This came up around me recently and I'm coming to the realization that I don't cook soft boiled eggs the way most people do. My grandmother taught me this method as a child and I just assumed everyone knew how to do it.

So, take your egg timer and bin it. Then you'll need a saucepan, a teaspoon, a butter knife and an egg cup. Put the egg(s) in the saucepan and fill with water until the egg(s) are about 95% submerged. Bring it to a boil then watch for the water level to reduce to about 75% of the egg(s) submerged. These percentages are rough. It's a visual thing that you'll learn quickly.

From here on every 20 seconds or so scoop an egg out with the teaspoon and move it away from the saucepan steam. Watch how long it takes for the water on the surface of the egg to flash off. After a few eggs you'll be able to tell exactly how soft it is by the speed of the flash off. The only variable is large eggs require a slightly faster flash off than smaller ones do to get the same degree of softness. When you like the speed of the flash off use your free hand to tip the egg off the spoon and into the egg cup and get a confirmation look at the flash off on the underside where it was sitting in the water in your spoon.

Use the butter knife to slice the top off in one blow, instead of smashing the top in with your teaspoon like some sort of caveman :) Salt to taste and enjoy :)

Edited on 6/27/2020 at 6:46 PM. Reason:
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Take a peener, cream the pussycat, wait 9 months for your egg(s)
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Not enough boiled egg threads on FT
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and speaking of eggs....don't overlook this classic breakfast

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Severe autism can have its benefits.
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How lovely!

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2nd wave soon trev :))
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in that case, take care of your mop


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