How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Anyone who has ever wanted to know how to make hard boiled eggs come out perfectly every time should keep reading. Hard boiled eggs are very easy to make and can be eaten alone or as part of another dish. There is still a debater whether eggs are healthy or not.
- Gently place eggs in saucepan containing at least three to four inches of water. It's best to place the eggs in a single layer.
- Bring the saucepan to a boil. It may be best to do this gingerly instead of turning the heat to the highest setting immediately.
- Remove the saucepan from heat. Let the saucepan stand. Let the eggs sit in the saucepan for four to seventeen minutes (depends on whether soft or hard eggs are preferred).
- Drain the water from the saucepan. Please be careful.
- Add cold water to the saucepan. Make sure the eggs are completely covered. Ice cubes can also be added to cool them more quickly.
- Use eggs as needed. Please be careful if peeling the shell. Sometimes the shell can feel cool while the inside is still piping hot.
Tips: Use eggs that are a few days old. Fresh eggs may be harder to peel. Eggs with the shell still on can be stored in the refrigerator for up to ten days. It is best to store in a container with a lid to minimize odor. Adding a pinch of salt and a splash of vinegar can help keep the egg from separating while in the saucepan.