Whether you plan to boil eggs to decorate, to make into deviled eggs, or to use in a salad, such as my Mom's Spinach Salad (which I plan to include in my Easter menu), you will likely be making some hard-boiled eggs this weekend. Here are simple directions for making perfect hard-boiled eggs:
1. Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Cover with water, and bring to a rolling boil.
2. When the water boils, cover pan with lid, and remove from heat. Let eggs stand for 15 minutes.
3. Drain and return eggs to pan. Fill pan with cold water and ice; let eggs stand for a few minutes to cool. Then, crack shells on all sides on your countertop. Peel under cold running water, starting at the large end.
4. A perfectly cooked hard-boiled egg should have a firm, yellow yolk. An egg with a soft center has been under-cooked; and an egg with a greenish-colored yolk has been over-cooked.
So, now you know the secret to perfect hard-cooked eggs! Tomorrow, I will share my special tip for making deviled eggs.