We start our list with one of the most common mistakes made by novices and seasoned chefs alike. Why is cracking eggs on the edge of a bowl a mistake? This practice often leads to shards of egg making their way into your food, without any opportunity to intercept them. Another mistake that most people do when preparing eggs is dropping them straight to boiling water.
When you do so, not only do you risk burning your fingers or cracking the egg, but also you are leaving your eggs prone to turning tough and unpalatable. So how do we approach this without having to watch a pot boil from cold?
The best approach is to heat the water up, then once boiled bring it down to a simmer, before lowering your egg into the water. You can then raise the temperature back to a boil from here. Remember that the cooking process will continue as long as the egg is hot, so be sure to cool the egg under cold water after you have finished cooking and have removed it from the water.
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