Monday, February 16, 2009

Hard Boiled

Making hard boiled eggs is one of those things that used to be pretty frustrating. They came out with grey edges, a sign of overboiling, or the shells were so sticky that it was nearly impossible to peel them. They are a popular snack here with the kids, and really shouldn't be hard to make. My other half has it down to a science, and now I will share that science with you:

Fail safe hard boiled eggs:

Fill a pot with enough water to cover the eggs by a couple inches.
Put the eggs in the cold water and turn the range on high.
After 12 minutes, take the pot off the burner and let sit for 5 minutes.
Pour out the hot water and fill the pot with cold water (a few ice cubes won't hurt).
Add a big splash of white vinegar to the water. This is what makes the shells come off easily.
Dry and mark with a permanent pen.

5 comments: said...

I never knew what those grey edges meant, thanks!

Peggy Andrews said...

Rachel, I hope your eggs come out beautiful from now on! Ours sure seem to work with this method.

Chrissy said...

Perfect! I always have a hard time with hard boiled eggs and it seemed like such and easy thing. I'm bookmarking these instructions!

Peggy Andrews said...

Thanks, Chrissy! I hope they work for you as well as they do for us.

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for sharing this method! I really have never been able to make the perfect hard-boiled egg, they always came out cracked. I love the vinegar tip.

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