Hard Boiled Eggs Done Perfectly!
I have boiled many eggs. No matter how careful I was the egg shells would crack or the yolks would be too soft and they were always hard to peel. After all the trials and tribulations I have now learned how to boil the perfect egg and I will share the secret with you.
Make Sure The Eggs Are Fresh
- Start with clean, fresh eggs that are not cracked
- The best way to know how fresh they are is to check the expiration date on the carton they came in
- It's best not to mix eggs from one carton with those in another as the expiration dates will undoubtedly be different.
- If the eggs are properly stored they can be consumed several weeks after the expiration date.
Bring The Water To a Boil
- The size of the pot you choose will depend on how many eggs you plan to boil.
- Fill the pot about a third of the way with water.
- There will have to be enough water to almost cover the eggs.
- Just keep in mind that the eggs will displace the water.
- If the level gets too high once the eggs are placed in the pot it may boil over the top.
Poke The Fat End of The Egg
- Use a push-pin to poke the fat end of the egg.
- Push it all the way in.
- Poke all the eggs you intend to boil.
- Be Gentle.
Place The Eggs in the Boiling Water
- Gently place the eggs into the boiling water and turn down the heat.
- Cook the eggs at a low boil for 17 minutes.
Rinse With Cold Water
- When the timer goes off remove the pot from the stovetop and place it in the sink.
- Turn on the cold water and let it run into the pot for 1 minute.
- This stops the cooking process and cools the eggs.
- It also makes them much easier to peel.
Remove The Eggshell
You won't believe how easy it is to remove the egg shell from this perfectly boiled egg!