Easy steps to perfect boiled eggs
- To get perfectly hard boiled eggs it is better to use not very fresh eggs. So if you can choose, pick those eggs in the supermarket whose expiration date is relatively close. It will make it easier for you to peel the already boiled eggs later on.
- Start cooking your eggs on room temperature, otherwise the shell will crack, the white gets out and it will end up in a mess. If you store your eggs in the refrigerator put them in warm water for 10 minutes before you start cooking them. It will bring them up to room temperature.
- Put the eggs (once at room temperature) in the cooking water that is also at room temperature. By doing so the eggs will have time to adjust to the heat of the warming water.
- Cooking time for hard boiled eggs is 8 minutes. You start counting it when the water is boiling. There is no need to cook it any longer, the eggs will be hard enough. If you cook the eggs for too long the egg yolk will become blueish green.
- When the eggs are done remove them from heat, rinse them with cold water several times. Your goal is to cool off the eggs in order to peel them easily.
- When both the eggs and the saucepan are cooled of completely, let the eggs sit in cold water at least for 10 minutes.
- Break the eggs on a large surface. I usually roll them back and forth with my palm on the kitchen counter top. Then rinse them with cold water again and start peeling off the shell carefully. By following these instructions you will have pretty looking and perfect hard boiled eggs.