How To Hard Boil Eggs
My husband asked, “So you can really do a whole post on boiling eggs?”
Here’s the easy way to get a just every so slightly soft yolk with firm whites.
HOW TO MAKE HARD BOILED EGGS
5) Once you have boiling water, place the lid on and turn off the heat.
6) Let eggs sit for 12-13 minutes making sure to not open the lid or all of the heat will escape. Make sure not to start your timer until right when you turn off the heat.
8) Store your cold eggs in the fridge. Label your eggs so that your family knows which ones are hard boiled and which ones are not. OR you can use my husband’s trick of spinning the egg really hard on a flat surface. If the egg is hard boiled it will spin standing up like this one below and if it’s not hard boiled it will spin horizontally.
HOW LONG TO HARD BOIL EGGS?
HOW TO PEEL HARD BOILED EGGS?
Tips for easy peeling eggs:
- Use eggs that are not fresh. Over time we have learned that the fresher the egg the harder it is to peel. If you can, don’t make your hard boiled eggs the same day you buy them. You would think that fresh eggs are better, but that’s not actually the case. Older eggs make the peeling process easier. Eggs that are a week old work best but of course make sure they are not past the expiration date.
- Run them under water when peeling. If you are using the hard boiled eggs right away, it also is easier to peel eggs under cold running water right after they have boiled.
- Add 1/2 tsp salt to the water. Adding a little bit of salt to the water may help make the eggs easier to peel.
- Add vinegar. Add a little vinegar to the water which makes the shell softer and easier to peel.
- Roll them on the counter. After you boil the eggs and you’ve cooled them, roll them on the counter and the egg shell will fall off.
HOW LONG ARE HARD BOILED EGGS GOOD FOR?
Refrigerate hard boiled eggs in their shell in the fridge for up to one week.
RECIPES TO USE HARD BOILED EGGS IN
- Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Mexican Deviled Eggs
- Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- Horseradish Deviled Eggs
- Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chicken Salad
- Red Potato Salad
- Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs
How To Hard Boil Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 1) Start off with placing your eggs in a pot in a single layer and covering them with cold water about an inch above the eggs.
- 2) Turn the heat up to medium high and once water starts to bubble add some salt to the pot.
- 3) Bring water to a rolling boil. If your heat is too high, you will get some violent boiling and end up with egg casualties.
- 5) Once water comes to a rolling boil, place the lid on and turn off the heat.
- 6) Let eggs sit for 12-13 minutes making sure to not open the lid or all of the heat will escape. Make sure not to start your timer until right when you turn off the heat.
- 7) When the time is up remove eggs from pot and rinse in cold water or place in an ice bath to stop the eggs from continuing to cook.
- 8) Label your eggs so that your family knows which ones are hard boiled and which ones are not. OR you can use my husband's trick of spinning the egg really hard on a flat surface. If the egg is hard boiled it will spin standing up like this one below and if it's not hard boiled it will spin horizontally