The Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg!

Just in time for Easter, you’ll have beautiful (and yummy) Easter Eggs.  If you still need some Easter ideas, check out this post with some great Easter books and ideas!

OK, Folks! After years of perfecting the hard-boiling of eggs, I am officially going to share THE way to do it, avoiding cracked eggs, sticky shells, and green yolks!

Hard Boiled Egg

1. Start with fresh eggs, but actually, the slightly older ones will have a softer shell

2. Put the eggs in a saucepan FIRST! (trust me!) Then, fill the pan with water, to just cover the eggs. Add a dash of white vinegar to help soften the shell for peeling.

3. Place the pan on the stove, and turn the burner on Med-High, gradually heating the water to boiling.

4. Reduce the heat to Low, and simmer slightly for about 10 minutes. Any longer will result in green yolks.

5. Meanwhile fill a large bowl with ice water. When the eggs are done cooking, remove them from the pan with tongs and place them gently in the ice water bowl. Leave them there for only about 2 minutes, then place them on towels. (This is the MOST important step)

6. To crack the eggs, gently tap them on the counter in several areas all around the egg. Continue by rolling the egg on the counter to crack every part of the shell. It should then be easy to find the pocket of air at the top of the egg, and pull the shell off.

If you follow these directions exactly, you will be on the road to boiled-egg bliss! Now, there are always exceptions, but this is by far the most successful method I’ve found!

Let me know in the comments: What is your favorite way to eat eggs?