- Joined Jun 11, 2001
What is the approximate cook time for 3/4 boiled eggs and are there secrets to getting them out of their shells?
At my elevation, I find 8 minutes is needed. Just a data point for us high elevation types. I'm about 5000 ft. Crack the shell lightly when you shock them usually helps with peeling.Large eggs six minutes at full rolling boil (use plenty of water to hold the boil when eggs go in) will leave the yokes all liquid if you dunk immediately in ice water, so i'd say adjust what you do from around that area to get your desired effect.
This article states "For best results use eggs that are 7-10 days old". From a purely professional production standpoint this is not practical. From a health perspective I don't want eggs lying around for 10 days just so they are easier to peel.
If you buy eggs at a store odds are very good that they are at least 7-10 days old. The farmer has a window of 30 days after an egg is laid, in which to put the egg in a carton. After being placed in a carton, there is a window of 30 days in which to sell the eggs. So the egg you buy in a store could easily be 2 months old, no matter what the date says on the carton.This article states "For best results use eggs that are 7-10 days old