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Green rings on hard-cooked egg yolks: A harmless iron and sulfur compound (ferrous sulfide) forms when eggs are overcooked or not cooled quickly.  They are perfectly safe to eat, and the flavor is not affected.

“If you boil an egg while singing all five verses and chorus of the hymn, 'Onward Christian Soldiers.' it will be cooked perfectly when you come to Amen.”
(Letter to the Editor, London's 'Daily Telegraph'

"Item, whether they be soft or hard, as soon as they are cooked put them in cold water: they will be easier to peel."
from 14th century Menagier de Paris



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