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Happy Birthday Julia Child: An American Icon “Mrs. Butter”

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Happy Birthday Julia Child: An American Icon “Mrs. Butter”

No one will be anyone like her. Her Motto:  ‘It is OK to make mistakes’; she opened the Door for Celebrity Chefs. No one is more responsible in contributing to home cooking and television cooking than Julia Child.

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In celebrating her Birthday I am going to enclose:’ The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg’ recipe, I must forewarn you it is not hard, it just takes a long time to make. I use her recipe 75 per cent of the time. It truly makes the perfect Hardboiled Egg.

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“The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg”


Recipe By: Julia Child, “The way to Cook”


Preparation time:  0:40 min


12 eggs


Water should cover the eggs by 1 inch, so use a tall pan and cook only 2 dozen eggs at a time.( I prefer to use maximum 1 dozen at a time)


1.        Lay the eggs in the pan and add the amount of cold water specified. Set over high heat and bring just to the boil: remove from heat, cover the pan, and let sit exactly 17 minutes.


2.        When the time is up, transfer the eggs to the bowl of ice cubes and water. Chill for 2 minutes while bringing the cooking water to the boil again.(this 2 minutes chilling shrinks the body of the egg from the shell.)


3.        Transfer the eggs (6 at a time only) to the boiling water, bring to the boil again, let boil for 10 seconds- this expands the shell from the egg. Remove eggs, and place back into the ice water.


Chilling the eggs promptly after each step prevents that dark line from forming and if time allows, leave the eggs in the ice water after the last step for 15-20minutes. Chilled eggs are easier to peel, as well.


Notes: the perfect hardboiled egg has a tender white, and a yolk properly set. There is not the faintest darkening of yolk where the white encircles it (a chemical reaction caused by too much heat in the cooking process). Eggs cooked this way can also be peeled neatly.


This takes a bit of fussing but well worth it. Now my addition to this great recipe is make sure you add salt to the water and that will prevent cracking of the shells!


 As Julia would say : Bon Appetite!


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