Knowing how to hard boil an egg is a must-have skill in the kitchen. Not only are hard boiled eggs a great snack or quick meal on the go, but you will find hard boiled eggs included in many recipes, too! Today we’re going to teach you how to hard boil an egg in the most foolproof way possible (no magic necessary!) as well a trick that makes peeling the eggs easier.
There are a lot of tips and tricks out there for hard boiling eggs so you don’t end up with rubbery whites and green yolks. You can even buy gadgets to help you out. You definitely don’t need any gadgets and these instructions below will work every time. So don’t worry about looking up tips, tricks or spending money. This recipe is all you need.
You can hard boil as many eggs as you want at one time, just make sure that the eggs can rest in the pot in a single layer – so, no eggs on top of each other! Also, you want to make sure the pot is deep enough so that when you add water, there is about 1 inch of water above the tops of the eggs.
Trick for Easy Peeling of Hard Boiled Eggs
Peeling hard boiled eggs is always kind of annoying, but one step of the recipe below should help make it easier. After the eggs are cooked, immediately place them in an ice water bath (if you look hard you can see the eggs under the ice in the photo above!). This helps the eggs to cool quickly, preventing the hot proteins in the egg white from developing a bond with the shell. In addition it causes the egg white to shrink a bit, further assisting with your peeling process.
And don’t forget to crack the egg shell all around the egg before peeling. This helps tremendously! (see below)
Now that we’ve gone over the logic behind today’s recipe, let’s get to the recipe itself.