Hard-boiled eggs are one of the most versatile and healthy foods around and are a perfect source of protein for kids and adults. Check out this Hard Boiled Egg Recipe for perfect eggs, each and every time!
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I like to make a dozen of hard boiled eggs at the beginning of the week so that my husband and my kids can use them as quick and easy snacks to grab later or as a great easy breakfast. Alone, they are a staple of the diets of many fit and healthy people or, you can use hard boiled eggs to make egg-salad sandwiches or prepare delicious deviled eggs.
As easy as boiling eggs appears, it can be tough to cook a perfect hard boiled egg. Often the eggs end up overcooked which can leave an unappetizing greenish color around the yoke, or nearly impossible to peel so they look terrible when used in dishes like deviled eggs.
Hard Boiled Egg Recipe
Step 1–Cook Hard Boiled Eggs in water
Put the water in the saucepan and immediately add the eggs, which will give them a chance to begin to cook before the water becomes too rough.
Step 2–Bring Eggs to a Boil and Remove
Once you add the eggs bring the water to a boil. Once the eggs are boiling, remove the pan from the burner and cover tightly with a lid.
Step 3– Allow eggs to continue cooking for 15 minutes
At this point, allow the eggs to sit untouched for 15 minutes. During this time they will be ever so slowly cooking to perfection, without risk of overcooking.
Step 4– Dump out hot water and immediately replace with cold water
At this point, I carefully dump out the hot water and then put my pan under the kitchen faucet and cover the eggs with cold water. Once the pot is filled I add two cups of ice to the water and allow the eggs to sit.
Step 5– Enjoy your hard boiled eggs.
Eat your hard-boiled eggs or place them in the refrigerator. Make sure to eat them within a period of five days.
*Note: Sometimes despite following the directions the shells are still hard to remove. If this is the case just peel the egg under cold running water and carefully remove the shells trying to remove the soft membrane at the same time.