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Boil great eggs and save energy at the same time. (Country conversation & feedback).

COUNTRYSIDE: The other day I noticed my wife, Janet, in the kitchen put a pot of water on the stove full of fresh eggs, then turned on the stove. I came back into the kitchen a short time later and noticed the egg pot just started to boil. Janet put a lid on the pot and turned off the burner. I asked why she turned off the stove if she was going to boil the eggs.

She explained that she was saving propane by letting the residual heat of the hot water finish the job, and you don't get any cracked eggs this way. To my amazement, it worked! This just proves to me that Janet can teach this old dog a new trick or two.--Stan Porhola, Arroyo Grande, CA

Thanks for the tip, Stan. This will work on electric stoves, too.
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Author:Porhola, Stan
Publication:Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Date:Jul 1, 2002
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