Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to Hard Boil Eggs

Hard boiling eggs? Sounds easy enough, doesn't it? Well, maybe I am the only one, but I have struggled to get them boiled just right. After all, nobody likes eggs that have that nasty green ring around them. Even worse...undercooked yolks. Yuck!

After much frustration I discovered this method. I think my problem before was that I didn't use a timer after they came to a boil. I just winged it...and failed more times than not. Hey, I never claimed to be a quick learner!

Here is how I hard boil my eggs-

Place eggs in a saucepan. Cover with cold water 1 inch above eggs. Bring to a boil. Once eggs come to a boil take them off the heat. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and cover in ice water until cool. Store in refrigerator.

The picture is a sneak peak of what's to come tomorrow! Make sure you check back!


~Alison~ said...

I love hard boiled eggs in my salad.

I've been cooking for too many years to count and I still have to get out my Better Homes and Gardens cook book to make sure I'm making my hard boiled eggs correctly!

Anonymous said...

I continue to realize how ignorant I am in the kitchen. Boil an egg??

I just boil the snot out of them and hope I get a couple that aren't cracked! :)

Now I know....

Katie said...

Ha Ha you can have perfect eggs!

April said...

I make my eggs like this to, perfect every time.

Laurel said...

Agreed, this is the greatest way to cook an egg.

And for eggs that are easy to peel, use ones that are a week or older. Fresh ones haven't separated from the membrane very much yet.

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