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.