Perfectly Boiled Eggs – Every Time!

3 Comments April 1, 2012 in Food & Fun

Whether you’re planning to decorate Easter Eggs this year, or you’re just boiling a few eggs for lunch, here are some tips you may find helpful!

Perfectly Boiled Eggs Every Time - Carla Anne Coroy - Perfectly boiled eggs whole and sliced

I don’t like eggs much. But I LOVE deviled eggs. And so do my kids… especially my son Aethan.

However, I’ve noticed over the years that often people don’t know how to boil eggs perfectly. Either there’s a spot of ‘too soft’ right in the middle or there is gray around the yolk (which means the egg is overcooked).

Sometimes the ‘flat’ end of the egg is on the side instead of the end. Sometimes they are just too difficult to peel!

I was taught how to make perfect eggs by my mom. I thought everyone’s mom taught them how to boil eggs perfectly… but I guess not!

So… in case you sometimes have trouble getting the eggs just right, let me share the tricks. It is easy and you can do it right every time.

Perfectly Boiled Eggs

  1. First, buy your eggs from the store. Fresh farm eggs won’t peel well. The older the eggs are the better they peel once they are boiled. If you are using fresh farm eggs, use them after they’ve been sitting in your fridge for a good long time.
  2. Fill a pot about 2/3 of the way full with water. Use COLD water.
  3. Give each egg a 2 second gentle shake before carefully placing it in the cold water in the pot.
  4. Put the pot on the stove on high heat. Cover it.
  5. Watch for the pot to boil… and as soon as it boils turn the stove off and set the timer for 12 minutes. Keep the pot covered. Do NOT lift the lid!
  6. When the timer rings gently drain the hot water and place the eggs into a large bowl or sink full of very cold water. Once the water warms up replace it with cold water again. Do that until the water stays cold.
  7. If you have the time it’s a good idea to leave the eggs cooling for a while (at least an extra 5 minutes, longer is better). The extra cooling time makes them easier to peel.
  8. Peel and enjoy!
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