How To Perfectly Cook Hard Boiled Eggs
People cook hard boiled eggs in several ways. And as everyone has its own way of doing it, not everyone has been able to achieve very pleasing results.
Some people boil their eggs twice to make sure they’re hard enough on the inside. Others prefer to buy an electric egg boiler or cooker just to make sure their eggs are cooked exactly how they want them. This way, they are rest assured that they are always getting a perfectly hard boiled egg every time they want it.
As a matter of fact, there’s just a very simple yet easy way of achieving a perfectly hard boiled egg, hassle free. You don’t even need to add salt, baking soda, or vinegar, etc to your cooking just to achieve perfect results.
More so, you don’t even need to consume electricity just to get a perfectly cooked egg, unless otherwise necessary. If you know the right techniques of doing it, your hard boiled eggs will always come out perfectly cooked and evenly peeled every time.
Cooking Eggs: Hard Boiled
Here are a few simple yet practical tips on how to perfectly cook hard boiled eggs:
- Wash the eggs in cold running water. (I usually do this before cooking especially if the eggs are a bit soiled.)
- Put the eggs in a saucepan filled with water that is just enough to cover the eggs. Putting too much water will result in breaking the eggs as they cook as they will tend to jump more while boiling.
- Bring the water to a full boil. A perfectly hard boiled egg needs only 10 minutes to boil.
- Once the eggs are done, turn off the heat and let eggs to stay on the saucepan for a few minutes before finally taking them out to prevent over cooking.
- Move the boiled eggs to a bowl of cold water. (Sometimes, I just hold the eggs with a metal strainer to discard the hot water and fill the same saucepan with new cold water). No need to use ice.
- As soon as the eggs are comfortable enough for your bare hands to handle, you may now proceed to the next stage – the egg peeling.
Tips & Warnings:
- Boiling eggs in just 10 minutes time are more likely to work well with almost any kind of egg.
- You don’t necessarily need to give ice bath to your eggs. Just make sure that you’ll immediately move the eggs to cold water before peeling its shells.
- If you follow the 10-minute cooking time for a perfectly hard boiled egg, its egg whites will naturally come out firm and are more easier for de-shelling.
- Most week-old eggs are pretty much easier to peel than those of fresh eggs. So if you buy fresh eggs from the market and have them lying down for a couple of days or two on the egg rack in your refrigerator, then you are more likely to peel them faster and more easier.
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