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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs Without Green Yolks
No green yolks!
Green yolks in hard boiled eggs ruin things when preparing deviled eggs, Easter eggs, or hard boiled eggs for a snack. The green coloring that invades the nice yellow yolks is a result of the way the eggs are cooked. The uncooked eggs are not defective. Boiling eggs the right way will result in perfectly cooked eggs without the green. My Mom passed her method on to me, after years of perfecting the right way of hard boiling eggs. So if you do not prefer green eggs and ham, then follow this simple procedure to avoid discolored yolks in your hard boiled eggs.
Step 1: In a large pot, fill enough water in the bottom to cover about half an egg. Place all the eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot. A 6 quart pot is large enough for approximately 14-16 eggs.
Step 2: Pour enough water to just cover the eggs. After the eggs are just covered, add another 1/2 cup of water.
Step 3: Turn up the stove top heat and bring the water to a boil. The tap water and eggs from the refrigerator will then go from cold to hot during this step. Leave the pot uncovered. Look for signs of the water boiling and do not leave the eggs boiling once the water reaches this temperature.
Step 4: Once the water reaches a boiling temperature, turn off the heat and move the pot off the hot burner. Cover the pot immediately. Allow the eggs to sit in the not water for about 17 minutes.
Step 5: Carefully move the hot pot to the sink and allow cold tap water to pour into the pot. This will quickly cool down the water temperature stopping the cooking process. Once the water and eggs are cool move them to the refrigerator. Enjoy the eggs at any time or use them for deviled eggs or Easter eggs. The egg yolks will be a nice yellow coloring with no green.
|Serving size: 1 large egg|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 3 g|
|Carbohydrates 0 g|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 6 g||12%|
|Cholesterol 185 mg||62%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|