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Fresh eggs cook faster?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ORChick, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. ORChick

    ORChick Songster

    May 20, 2007
    Has anyone else noticed this? When I make soft boiled eggs I usually do 4 at a time. I put them in my smallest saucepan, just cover with water, and set them on high heat. When the eggs start to jiggle in the almost boiling water I set the timer for 2 min., 45 sec., and when the water starts to really boil I turn the heat off, and put the lid on. (When the timer goes I drain them, rinse them in cold water, and then serve). With supermarket large eggs this will usually give me soft boiled eggs - the yolk is still runny, and the white is set. I've noticed with my (lovely, orange yolked, delicious) fresh eggs from the coop that they end up more hard than soft when I follow this procedure, so I have been cutting back on the time (in small increments - I don't want the yolk hard, but, even less, I also don't want the white runny). This morning I did as I normally do, but the timer was set for 2 min. and 15 seconds, and this was "just right" [​IMG] The eggs I am using are in the "large" weight class, and they are out of the refrigerator, so just as cold as store bought eggs - but only a day or two old. I also find that fried eggs need a lower temperature when they are fresh - otherwise the bottom frizzles before the top sets. Am I hallucinating, or has anyone else noticed a difference in cooking times/temps?

    And (a pleasant side note) I bought eggs over the holidays (cage free, but still supermarket eggs) because my 5 Girls were not being dependable with the shorter days, and we had guests. Well, of course, they were better than I gave them credit for, and I still have a few of that bought dozen left. Yesterday we had a couple of hadboiled, supermarket eggs in a curry sauce for dinner; this morning we had soft boiled eggs from my Girls for breakfast. Even my normally unobservant DH remarked on the difference in yolk color! Well, he would have had to have been half blind not to notice! [​IMG]
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Songster 10 Years

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Yes...I don't know why but fresh, home grown eggs do cook faster than store eggs. [​IMG]
  3. nancy143

    nancy143 Hatching

    Jan 25, 2009
    Hi this is Nancy. Every one like to cook the food. Especially the non veg items are most interesting to cook as well as eat. The egg and Chicken are very tasty and gives more energy for people. Every day all of the people eat at least one Boiled egg and milk we get more energy. Cooking is not difficult as well as easy not easy. Most of the people i do not know how to prepare chicken or any thing it may be that type of people

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  4. EmilyChickens

    EmilyChickens Chirping 6 Years

    Jun 30, 2012
    we have our eggs every weekend for breakfast. with our eggs since we collect so often when you cook the eggs (they are really fresh) you have to pierce the egg whites around the yolk or else when it was fully cooked the yolk would be cooked. and vice versa the yolk wouldnt be hard but the whites were liquid (we eat ours over medium). hope this helped ;-)
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
  5. Nslangton

    Nslangton Chirping

    Jan 19, 2012
    Good to know. We had our first eggs last week and the yolks were cooked solid before the whites were. The whites are defiantly thicker than a store bought egg. We will now be piercing the whites when we cook them over easy. Thanks for the info
  6. EmilyChickens

    EmilyChickens Chirping 6 Years

    Jun 30, 2012
    no problem. we found that out the hard way too!!! only pierse the whites that are around the yolk. :)

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