I know, making hard boiled eggs is a super simple thing to do, right? Wrong! I've seen all kinds of ugly, smelly, gray colored hard boiled eggs with powdery yolks. There's a right way and a wrong way to do this...trust me. If you follow these steps, you'll get happy, pretty, bright-yellow yolks like the ones I made above;) You'll need:
- A dozen large eggs (or less if you want) preferably ones that are at least a week old so the shells come off easily.
- 6-8 cups cold water, enough to cover the eggs by 1 inch.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda also makes them easier to peel.
- Put the eggs in a large pot in a single layer and add the water and baking soda. Again, make sure the eggs are at least 1 inch below the water level.
- Turn the heat to high on the stove and bring to a boil. As soon as the water comes to a boil, set a timer for 1 minute. When the minute's up, move the pot off the heat, cover with a lid and set a timer for 10 minutes, letting the eggs sit in the hot water.
- While you're waiting, fill a large bowl with water and ice. When the timer goes off, transfer the eggs carefully to the ice bath and leave them in there for 5 minutes. This will stop them from cooking. I use a pasta spoon to transfer the eggs...makes it super easy;)
- After 5 minutes, take the eggs out and tap against the counter to crack them. Start peeling them from he bottom where you poked the hole. The shells should come off easily.
Hard boiled eggs can be kept in the fridge for up to a week! I hope you enjoy these perfectly cooked eggs for all kinds of recipes and ready-made healthy snacking!
How to make simple Deviled Eggs... my husband's favorite.