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Boiling eggs in salted water will make the eggs peel easily.
Poaching eggs over salted water helps set the eggs whites.
Testing egg freshness: Place the egg in a cup of water to which two teaspoonfuls of salt has been added. A fresh egg sinks; a doubter will float.
-- Karen (email@example.com), February 09, 2002
That's never worked when I've done it. I took a hint from someone on Cs and use poached for hard boiled, works for most things.
-- Cindy (SE. IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 2002.