I have been battling with hard boiled eggs my entire life. I always over cook them so they are all gray in the inside – ewww. But this time I nailed it. I have actually done it twice, so I am basically a pro.
On a health note, Dr. OZ says hard boiled eggs are a top 10 daily essential. He shares,
Eggs are protein powerhouses that provide 13% of your daily protein and only 4% of your daily calories. These excellent, inexpensive protein sources fight frailty. Rich in choline, they also reduce inflammation in the brain, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s. Cook up a week’s worth in advance and take them with you on the go.
I originally found this trick in Better Homes and Garden. Maybe everyone already knows how to make a hard boiled egg, but for those late cooking bloomers like myself, here you go!
The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
- Place eggs in a sauce pan before adding water.
- Add cold water into the sauce pan. You want to add about 1 inch of water above the eggs.
- COVER and turn on burner to bring water to a boil.
- Once water is boiling, turn off the burner.
- Set a timer for 15 minutes and let the eggs sit in the hot water.
- Prep a large boil of ice water while the eggs finish cooking.
- After the 15 minute mark, move the eggs directly into the ice water.
- Once eggs are cooled, it is time to peel them.
- Take one and push it on the kitchen counter, then rolling the egg with you palm. You will hear cracking.
- Put the cracked egg back in the water. Start peeling under water from the large end up.
- Repeat and eat!
I know the peeling part sounds very strange, but I tried the usual way and it was a bitch. For some reason under the water works. Better Home and Gardens says to peel the eggs under running water, but this way worked too.
I might be posting the best egg salad soon. I need to make it a few more times to properly share the recipe. I hope this helps all of you un-domestic Gods/Goddesses like me!