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A Quick Post About Eggs

Its that time of year again, the time where instead of being the last choice hard boiled eggs become the first choice for both eating and decorating.  Going around the web is another way of making hard cooked eggs via the oven.  And although I’ve used this way and it does yield good results, to me its just more complicated than boiling water.  And regardless of how eggs are cooked, if they are over cooked or under cooked they are going to be difficult to peel.

Over the past 5 years I’ve prided myself on being able to cook the perfect hard cooked egg.  I’ve been told many ways, but this is the one that has worked consistently EVERY time in 6 simple steps.

First – Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, large enough for all of your eggs to be covered with water.
Second – Carefully and gently add the eggs using a slotted spoon. (I usually add 1 extra for ever 4-5 eggs in case I accidentally drop one in cracking it)

Third – Start a timer set at 13 minutes right after you’ve added your last egg.  (and regardless of how many eggs you have, just make sure they are covered with water and the pot is large enough)

Fourth – While eggs are cooking get a bowl and fill half way with ice and then add water until its about 3/4 of the way full (with room for all of your eggs)

Fifth – As soon as the timer goes off, turn off the heat and carefully remove the eggs using the slotted spoon and place them directly into the ice water to stop the cooking

Sixth – Crack eggs around the center and pull off the shell (usually comes off in 1 or 2 pieces!) And enjoy! (or add the step of decorating if it is that time of year, or just if you want to!)

Perfect EggsThe perfect eggs will be evenly yellow through, not dark in the center (under cooked) and definitely not green around the yolk (over cooked).  And the shells came off in two pieces!  No little tiny shell pieces all over the place!

 

Decorated eggsAnd just for fun, here are the eggs that I decorated today.  Not many since there are just 2 of us, but fun to do either way.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Comment (1)

  1. JLO

    So helpful Lauren!! Mine always have the gray rings. I’ll try this next time:)

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