How to hard cook an egg

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I wanted to share with you the correct way to hard cook an egg. Often times people “boil” eggs and they become gray/green or rubbery.  If you follow these steps you will get the bright yellow yolk and perfect eggs every time!

Step One: Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water approximately 1 inch above eggs.

Step Two: Bring water to a boil.  When the first bubble comes up from the bottom, turn the heat off.

Step Three:  Immediately cover the eggs and leave on the burner.  Set timer for 14 minutes.

Step 4:  Run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process.  Peel your eggs and enjoy!

This is the correct way to hard cook an egg.  If you are making boiled eggs for salad, using them to garnish or making deviled eggs one of the key tips is to make sure they are not greenish/gray on the outside of the yolk.  This is caused by over cooking.  If you follow these simple steps you will have bright yellows and the whites will not be rubbery.

Another helpful tip is to use “older” eggs nearing expiration.  By doing so they will be easier to peel.

Recipes You May Enjoy:

Linda’s Deviled Eggs

Colored Deviled Eggs

Classic Potato Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad Wrap

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for posting this. My daughter loves hard boiled eggs but I can never make them right. I’m going to follow your directions next time.

    Kate

  2. Thanks for this!

  3. This is such a great tip. I always boil them for a long time in order to make sure they’re evenly cooked.

  4. Donna Mollaun says:

    So that’s why my eggs are so hard to peel. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for the info – I don’t cook hard boiled eggs often and forget in between the timing and temp etc. I read somewhere that eggs can be frozen so they can be stockpiled. I think it said something about cracking the egg and putting it in a ziplock bag?

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