How many of you know how to boil the perfect egg? One in which the shell practically falls off. Well I didn't, not until our recent trip to visit my in-laws. The eggs I boil always grab onto their shells and cling to them for dear life. Asking a small child to help peel them is like asking to have half the egg thrown away.
Now I know the secret and will be able to share another simple task with my girls as they grow up. And they will now be able to help peel hard boiled eggs!
Place eggs in a large pot and cover with cold water. Place on the burner and turn the heat to high. Once the water is boiling turn the heat down to medium-high and return to a boil for three minutes. After three minutes remove the pot from the heat and cover with lid. Let sit for 12 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water and place in an ice water bath to stop cooking.
Now your children can help you peel eggs!