Tip 1: Ben Knack
If you aren't sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in four inches of water. Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it's past the fresh
Tip 2: Fran Klier
To peel a perfect egg, use a pin to pierce a tiny hole at the top of the egg before boiling. The shell will peel away easily.
Tip 3: Craig Schneider
In need of buttermilk, but don't have it? Use 1 cup of plain yogurt or nearly a cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Leave the acid and milk to stand for 15 minutes before using.
Tip 4: Bonnie Appetit
If you want a perfect hard-boiled egg with a bright yellow yolk, drop it in boiling water for exactly fourteen minutes. Any longer and you will have a gray or green yolk!
Tip 5: Bonnie Appetit
Need buttermilk? Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir it and voila!