Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Unless your an avid egg eater, hard boiled egg eater that is, you probably find yourself scratching your head when your kids want to color Easter eggs.  How long do I boil?  Should the water be boiling when I put the eggs in?  Here is a no fail way to prepare hard boiled eggs for decorating!

Tip*  Make sure your eggs are several days old.  The fresher the egg, the harder it will be to peel!  Also, hard boiled eggs must be refrigerated if not eaten within a few hours.  Store them in their shell in the fridge or peeled in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

  1. Place eggs in a large sauce pan and cover by about 1 inch with cold water.  Add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt (this will assist in the peeling of the shell when they are done).  Bring water to a boil.  Turn off the burner as soon as water begins to boil.
  2. Place a cover over the pan and allow to sit for 12 minutes.  Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place in an ice water bath to cool.  
Now its time to decorate!!


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