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Boiling down the specifics of a hard-cooked egg

If you really want to know how to cook a hard-boiled egg, it helps to know something about what's going on inside it.
— Russ Parsons

source: Los Angeles Times

The reason this hard-boiling technique works so well is really pretty simple, but it helps to know a little bit about how eggs work.

Eggs consist largely of proteinmixed with mostly water in the white, or albumen, and mixed with fat and water in the yolk. When the eggs are raw, the proteins are like strands of yarn curled up in little balls. As the eggs are heated, these strands relax and unfold. As they unfold, they bump into each other and link up. (Fun fact: This is why egg "whites," which are clear when raw, are white when cookedthe unfurled, linked-up proteins block light from passing through.)

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 boiling中高級[形容詞] 沸騰的;激昂的; boil((水等)沸騰;開;滾) 的現在分詞
 bump中級[動詞] 碰,撞; [名詞] 重擊;猛撞
 consist中級[動詞] 組成,構成
 curled中級curl(使(頭髮)捲曲) 的過去式及過去分詞
 going中高級[形容詞] 進行中的;營業中的;現行的; go(去;走) 的現在分詞; [名詞] 去,離去;,進展
 heated中高級[形容詞] 熱的;激昂的;興奮的; heat(把...加熱;使暖;使激動;刺激) 的過去式及過去分詞
 largely中級large(大的) 的衍生的副詞; [副詞] 大部分;主要地;大量地
 mixed中高級[形容詞] 摻雜的;繁雜的; mix(混合) 的過去式及過去分詞
 mostly中級[副詞] 一般地,通常
 passing中高級[形容詞] 經過的;越過的;及格的; pass(及格;經過;超過;傳遞) 的現在分詞; [名詞] 經過;越過;通行及格;流逝
 protein中級[名詞] 蛋白質
 proteins中級protein(蛋白質) 的複數
 raw中級[形容詞] 生的,未煮過的;未加工的
 relax中級[動詞] 使鬆弛,使鬆懈,放鬆
 technique中級[名詞] 技巧;技術
 unfold中高級[動詞] 展開;呈現
 up中高級[形容詞] 向上的;上行的; [動詞] 提高;增加;舉起;突然站起; up(提高;增加;舉起;突然站起) 的過去式及過去分詞; [副詞] 向上; [介系詞] 向...上; [名詞] 上升;走運
 well中級[形容詞] 健康的; [副詞] 很好地;充分地; [感歎詞] 啊;那麼; [名詞] 井,水井;採光井;通風井
 yarn中高級[動詞] 講故事;長談; [名詞] 紗;紗線;冒險故事
 yolk中級[名詞] 蛋黃