Cooking Hard-boiled Eggs: A Few Tips

The shells always slide off easily, and the yolks are always a bright yellow color. This straightforward recipe for hard boiled eggs is sure to please, whether you're preparing for Passover, Easter, or you're just looking for a protein-packed snack.

Cooking Hard-boiled Eggs

To consistently produce perfect hard boiled eggs, follow these easy steps: Boil the eggs first. Put them in a pot and add 1 inch of cold water on top of them. Over high heat, bring the water to a rolling boil.

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

Purchase the eggs ahead of time. When I cook sunny side up eggs, fresh eggs always produce the best results. The opposite is true, though, if I'm hard boiling them! Fresh farm eggs are more challenging to peel after being boiled than older eggs.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Tips

Eggs should be kept upside down. This advice was given by Jack's mother, who always makes the BEST deviled eggs for gatherings. She advises storing the raw eggs upside down before cooking so the yolks will sit perfectly in the center of the hard boiled eggs.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Tips

Avoid avoiding the ice bath! Hard boiled eggs that are overcooked have an unattractive green ring around the yolk. As soon as the eggs are removed from the pot, place them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process so that the yolks will come out a sunny-yellow color.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Tips

Peel them with caution. You should be successful in this situation thanks to the ice bath, but it doesn't guarantee that the shell will come off completely. To shatter the entire shell into tiny pieces, gently tap the egg on the counter.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Tips

Hard boiled eggs, whether peeled or not, will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Slice them into salads, add them to grain bowls, top avocado toast with them, or eat them as a protein-packed snack with salt, pepper, or Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Storing and Serving Suggestions

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