Extra Helpings: Green eggs and…


My hard-cooked egg yolks always turn green… why?

Very simple! You’re overcooking the eggs, causing the sulfur in the white to react with the iron in the yolk. Here’s how to cook the eggs to avoid that issue:

What you need:
Eggs, saucepan, water, ice water (optional)
How to do it:
Put eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with cool water by about an inch. On high heat, bring to a rolling boil (this means it is bubbling all over the top of the eggs). Immediately remove the pan from the heat and cover. Let it stand 15 minutes. Drain into a colander and run cold water over the eggs… OR… remove eggs with a slotted spoon into a bowl of ice water. Cool for about 20 minutes.

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mamashighstrung@gmail.com