"These hard-boiled eggs are cooked perfectly every time without turning the yolks green." — rockyroad
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Makes perfect hard boiled eggs. If you plan on using the eggs immediately after cooling you can tap them with a spoon to slightly crack the shells before placing them in the cold water. The shells will peel off like butter in about an hour letting you skip the refrigerator step. This recipe produces gorgeous firm eggs with brilliant yellow yolks and deviled eggs have never looked better!
Thanks for sharing!
This hasn't worked for me. Sure, the yolks are a pretty yellow, but the shells are tough to get off.
This is the method I use and it always works perfectly. Another hint...If you are making deviled eggs, or a dish where it is important the yolk be centered...try this trick...while the eggs are still in the carton, place a rubberband or two around the carton and place in refrigerator on its side. Leave on side overnight prior to cooking and you will have perfectly centered yolks every time!
For the longest time I did not know how to boil eggs the correct way. As silly as this recipie may seem I think it is a must to have on this site for the new cooks.
I have been using this method for years and it works every time. I have one extra step, though, which eliminates the 2-hour refrigeration. When the eggs have steeped in the water for 15 minutes, I drain them and put the lid back on the pan and shake it vigorously until each of the eggs is cracked. Then I put ice cubes in the pan to cover the eggs and fill it with cold water. I let it sit for 15-20 minutes and the eggs are cold. Because the cold water is underneath the cracked shells, they almost fall off the egg when you begin to peel them.
I've been boiling eggs this way all of my life. It always works for me. Just to reiterate what a couple of other people said, if you use older eggs, they will peel easier. Fresher eggs are always harder to peel. So, don't blame the recipe if your eggs don't peel well. Next time just use them closer to the expiration date and they'll peel easier. One tip that I've heard that might help, though, is adding a teaspoon of salt to the cooking water right after taking them off the heat. The salt doesn't actually make the egg inside salty, it just loosens the shell to make peeling easier. Give it a try and see if it works for you!
I could never figure out how to hardboil eggs without the green tinge until I met my father in law. This recipe is EXACTLY
the same way he used to cook his. If you have family members who are hardcore about hardboiled eggs(or like deviled eggs as much as my husband), give this a go. You'll be pleasantly surprized.
I did this over the 4th of July for deviled eggs and they came out perfect! A couple other tips: never boil more than 12 eggs at a time and let them get to room temperature before boiling - that reduces the chance of them opening while in the water.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Divine Hard-Boiled Eggs
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 45
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