Thursday, April 5, 2012

Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs

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.


Tiffany said...

I have never heard of doing it this way, but your eggs look perfect! I will have to remember for next time. Your blog and family is beautiful!!

Davene Grace said...

Hi! I'm so glad you found me again, so I could find you again! Isn't the world of blogging funny sometimes? :)

I really like the new look of your blog - very nice!

We are blessed with plenty of fresh eggs from our chickens, but my way of hard-boiling them has been hit or miss recently. I need to find a consistently good way to make them...I think I'll try yours! ;-)

busymomof10 said...

Thanks Tiffany! (Did you notice that my oldest daughter's name is Tiffany?)

I "tested" my instructions myself tonight -- and my eggs turned out to perfection! I set my oven timer for 15 minutes, and they were exactly right! Give this method a try! :)

busymomof10 said...

Hi Davene,

You are so right -- it is strange how I've lost touch with other bloggers and then reconnected with them later on! Thanks for stopping by once again! I'm glad you like my new like too! :)

You are truly blessed to have fresh eggs!!! They are so much tastier and healthier! Let me know how you like my method for hard-boiled eggs! It has really been giving me perfect results every time!

Melissa said...

I will try this for Easter Dinner. Thank you!

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