Why do Fresh Eggs Smell only when boiled??? Help!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by walkerkm, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. walkerkm

    walkerkm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2009
    Has anyone had this issue with their fresh eggs when boiled?

    I noticed that they are only smelly when boiled-never when they are cooked in any other way...

    I feed all of my girls a mixture of Flock Raiser, Layena and cracked corn.

  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    What does it smell like? Sulfur? Googling "hard boiled egg smell" gives me this - does that help?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Easy-Home-Egg-Freshness-Test-and-How-to-Boil-Eggs-that-Dont-Smell-Eggy :

    How to reduce the eggy smell of hard boiled egg making

    According to McGee, the sulfurous smell created during the boiling of hard boiled eggs occurs as egg proteins are overcooked

    These egg proteins get over coagulated and this creates an excess of hydrogen sulfide – which translates to an eggy smelling kitchen.

    Fortunately, the answer is easy. Don't overcook the eggs.

    Rapidly boiling water tends will overcook the whites of the egg before the yolks are completely set, causing eggyness. Simmering your eggs at about 90 degrees will result in a more uniformly cooked egg.

    Also, since a rapid boil often causes the shells to crack and results in the certain overcooking of the exterior white, a gentle simmer is much preferred.

    Hard boiled eggs are just cooked at 10 minutes and cooked dry at 15. Don't cook for longer than this. To prevent residual heat from continuing the cooking process after the eggs are removed from the pot, plunge the eggs in ice water or leave under cold running water briefly.

    That's it - a little care and an easy trick or 2 and the end of eggy kitchens as we know them.​

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