Ever wondered how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs, every time? Today, we are getting back to the basics and I am teaching you a foolproof method to making the most perfect, delicious hard boiled eggs. Once you learn this method, you will never mess up making hard boiled eggs ever again!
Friends, let me let you in on a little secret: the perfect hard boiled eggs are actually so easy to make. I know it’s probably hard to believe; even the most esteemed home cooks have botched hard boiled eggs at least once. I know that I have had so many times where I’ve tried to make hard boiled eggs, only to end up with half the egg whites peeling away with the shells, or the yolks turning a less-than-appealing green color, rather than a bright, jammy yellow or orange. Talk about disappointing.
But the secret to making the perfect hard boiled eggs doesn’t lie in using any fancy equipment or using a specific type of eggs. In fact, it lies in using a very simple and easy technique that I promise works every time. After so much trial and error, research, and phone calls with my mom, I am so excited to show you this method to get the perfect hard boiled eggs, with the most beautiful yellow yolks, every single time.
If you’re wondering, “Nicole, how can I eat hard boiled eggs?” then don’t worry, because I’ve got you! Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy these beautiful little eggs:
When you find out just how easy it is to make these perfect hard boiled eggs, you’ll want to make them all the time!
To get started with making them, simply start by placing your eggs into the bottom of a shallow, DRY, pan or pot. Make sure to not add the water first – this ensures that the shells won’t break!
Next, once your eggs have been added to the pot, add just enough water to cover the eggs. Place your pot on the stove and turn the heat on high, until the water reaches a boil. Once it is boiling, turn off the heat and cover the pan/pot. This will ensure that the eggs cook evenly!
Next, set a timer for 12 minutes and allow your eggs to cook. This amount of time will ensure that you get the perfect hard boiled egg! If you want your egg to have a softer center, you can reduce the time accordingly, to 11, 10, or even 9 minutes for a jammier center.
Finally, once your time is up, transfer your eggs to an ice bath and let them sit for 10 minutes. Don’t skip this step, as the soak time will allow the shells to pop off easily! Once done, remove the shells, eat, and enjoy! Store any leftover eggs in the fridge for up to one week!
Looking for a *few* more tips to ensure that your hard boiled eggs turn out perfectly? These are a few of my favorites!
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