Friday, April 8, 2011

Boiling An Egg...Perfectly


 Boiling an egg sounds like it should be the easiest cooking skill out there, but it can be very tricky!  After googling and testing, here are the tricks that I have found to get the best looking, easiest to peel hard boiled egg!

Cover eggs with cold water in a pot.  Not too much water, just enough to cover the eggs well.

Place pot on a burner turned up to high heat.  Once the water begins to boil (like a rolling boil), set a timer for 3 minutes.



When the timer goes off, quickly take the pot off the burner and cover with a tight lid.  Set the timer for 8 minutes.

After 8 minutes, rinse the eggs off with cold water for a minute. Let the eggs soak in cold water for a few minutes to cool off. They peel best if you place in the fridge for about an hour.



I colored mine for a pretty Easter centerpiece.  I wish I could tell you exactly how I got these lovely colors. I think it was just luck! But here's what I did:

2/3 cups water, boiling
2 tbs vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar cause it's all I had which I think helped make the colors so rich)
About 10 drops of food coloring. I used yellow, blue and green.
And I used brown eggs which definitely helps the colors to be more earthy.
Dip cooled, boiled eggs in colored water. I let mine sit in their for about 10-15 minutes.
Let dry on a paper towel.

So pretty!

2 comments:

  1. boiled eggss will peel much smoother if when taken off the burner , cool with cold water then add a big glass of ice,  the fast cool down makes them easier to peel.,

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