Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hard Boiled Eggs

Peeling eggs.

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!

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  1. Very similar to my method - I just always forget to use the timer so I guesstimate :) I got a reader tip to add salt to the boiling water and I really think it makes a difference in how easily the shells come off too!

  2. The difficulty in getting the shells off has to do with the age of the eggs. Older eggs peel more easily than really fresh ones. I found this out when I wanted to make deviled eggs with the eggs I got from a friend of mine (so super fresh then), but I just shredded the eggs instead. So disappointed.


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