How to make hard boiled eggs that come out perfect every single time! If you struggle with hard boiled eggs, you are going to find it so simple after this. Whether you are hard boiling eggs for Easter, to make some deviled eggs, or just to top a cobb salad, this is post is for you!
Can you guys believe that growing up I never had an egg salad sandwich?
I mean, we had our fair share of hard boiled eggs, but they usually came at Easter or in this awesome spinach salad my mom made for extended family functions. (Not long family functions . . . functions with extended family . . . . oye, it’s already been a long week.)
But after marrying my husband, I realized I really needed to step up my hard boiled egg game. Dude loves himself some egg salad sandwiches. They are good, but I’m more about this avocado egg salad. When I was first learning to cook, there was something incredibly intimidating about learning how to hard boil eggs.
But guys! It’s so easy!
TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS
- Start with older eggs. (Unless making deviled eggs.) The longer they sit in the refrigerator, the more the membrane separates from the shell making it easier for them to peel after hard boiling. (I should note that I have used this method with fresh eggs and it worked perfectly.)
- By cooking the eggs in hot water, not boiling water, and by moving the eggs to ice water after boiling them, it prevents the green ring that can sometimes form around the yolk.
- Immediately remove the eggs from ice water after cooling them. It will help for them to peel easier.
- If you peel immediately you should eat the egg that day. If you keep them in the peel they can stay refrigerated in a sealed container for up to one week.
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HOW TO HARD BOIL EGGS
Place the eggs in a single layer in a pan. Cover eggs with water, so there is at least an inch over the eggs.
Bring the water to a roaring boil. We want to see big roaring bubbles here, guys. Like these:
Turn off the heat (see, this is us not boiling the eggs like mentioned above) and cover. Let the eggs stand in the hot water for 11 minutes. Then immediately transfer them to an ice bath you prepared while waiting on your eggs.
Remove the eggs after 5 minutes. Peel right away if using them that day, otherwise store in the refrigerator.
HOW LONG DO HARD BOILED EGGS KEEP?
Hard boiled eggs can be kept in the refrigerator with their shell on for one week.
Hard boiled eggs that are peeled should be eaten that day.
How to make hard boiled eggs
- 6 eggs
- Add the eggs in a single layer to a pan. Add water to the pan so that they are covered by an inch of water.
- Bring to a roaring boil. Turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- While waiting for the eggs, fill a bowl with ice and then top with cold water. After the 10 minutes, immediately transfer the eggs to the ice bath. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Crack eggs on all sides and peel. Eat the peeled eggs right away or store unpeeled eggs in the sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.