How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
If you’ve ever wanted to how to boil an egg perfectly, we’ve got the answer.
Prep Time—-1 min
Cook Time—15 mins
Total Time—16 mins
Servings—–12 boiled eggs
- 1 dozen eggs
- Cold water
- Place eggs in saucepan and fill saucepan with cold water until eggs are covered by 1″.
- Heat water over high heat until it is at a full rolling boil.
- Immediately remove saucepan from heat, cover with lid, and leave for 10-18 minutes.
- Carefully strain the hot water into sink and quickly place eggs directly into a bowl of ice water to “shock” them.
- Let the eggs sit in the ice water for at least 15 minutes before peeling.
A few more good things to know:
1. Older eggs are generally easier to peel than fresh eggs because as an egg ages, its pH rises and it begins to shrink away from its shell. This creates an air pocket between the egg white and the egg shell.
2. If you’re using super-fresh eggs (eggs bought from a farmer or if you’re using eggs from your own chickens), it’s often recommended that you let them sit for 10 days before boiling them. If you don’t want to wait, you might want to consider steaming them (instead of boiling them). Pour an inch of water into a pot, insert a steam basket and bring the water to a full boil. Place the eggs in the basket, cover, and let them steam for 15 minutes. This should make them easier to peel.
– If you’re really struggling with peeling, gently crack them all over and then put them back in a bowl of cool water for 15 minutes.