Why does it seem so hard to make the perfect hard boiled egg? Either the shell doesn’t peel very well or the yolk looks funny inside. I have tried so many different ways and I think I have finally figured it out!
I had heard about people boiling the water first and then adding the eggs so I thought I would give that a try. Every time before I have just put the eggs in the water and let it boil. And that never worked!
So here is what I did to make sure I had the perfect hard boiled egg.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- Large pot
- Bowl full of ice water
- Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Gently set the eggs into the water. (I used a slotted spoon.)
- Turn down the heat and gently simmer for 14 minutes.
- Immediately remove from the hot water and add them to the bowl of cold ice water. Let them sit in the ice water for 5 minutes.
- I gently bang the eggs on the side of the sink and remove the shells under some running water.
There you have it! Just in time for all those eggs that you need to make for Easter!