Egg Tips Mar 27, 2003 8:30:05 GMT -6 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by chief_cook2 on Mar 27, 2003 8:30:05 GMT -6 To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan ofcool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, if it rises to thesurface, throw it away.To keep eggs as fresh as possible, always store them with thepointed end down in the carton, in the fridge.Don't discard your hard boiled egg water. After it cools, wateryour house plants with the mineral-filled liquid for extra plantnourishment.Hard-boiled eggs can be kept in a refrigerator for up to one week.To tell whether an egg is raw or hard-boiled, spin it. If theegg spins easily, it is hard-boiled; if it wobbles, it's raw.Use a wet knife when cutting hard boiled eggs to stop the yolksfrom crumbling.To make peeling hard boiled eggs easy. Just add 1/4 cup of whitewine vinegar to the water then boil. The shells then just peelright off.To help shell hard boiled eggs, dip your fingertips in a littlebutter. This prevents fragments from sticking to your hands.For hard-boiled eggs, submerge room temperature eggs in water andcook for 10-12 minutes. Turning the eggs while cooking will keepthe yolk in the middle.