Hard Boiled Eggs
Awhile back someone posted a video on how to hard boil eggs. I watched the video and boiled eggs according to the video. I think I may have posted that video here on my blog. I haven't bought another store bought boiled egg again!
I'm sure at one point or another, we all are going to make hard boiled eggs. I've had a hate hate relationship with boiling eggs. I never could get the shells off. The eggs would end up looking like I put them through a garbage disposal! I even went so far as to buy my eggs already boiled & peeled from the grocery store. That's expensive, but I thought that my sanity was worth it.
Awhile back someone posted a video on how to hard boil eggs. I watched the video and boiled eggs according to the video. I think I may have posted that video here on my blog. I haven't bought another store bought boiled egg again!The best eggs to use are always going to be those that aren't brand new, but using this method even brand new eggs are easier to peel. After I peel the eggs, I put them in gladware container with a paper towel on the bottom to absorb the moisture. The eggs keep for a week or more this way.
Here's a picture tutorial on how I make easy to peel, great tasting, hard boiled eggs.
Pick a nice deep pan, add eggs, and put in more than enough water to cover the eggs. Set on stove, turn heat to high.
When the water comes to a boil...
Set your timer and let the eggs boil for 3 minutes.
When the timer dings - Turn off the heat (don't move the pan) - set your timer for 10 minutes and just let the eggs sit.
While you're waiting...fill up a pan with ice cubes and then, this is the important step...put in a few Tablespoons of Baking Soda.
(I used a 1/4c)
Then add water to your pan of ice and baking soda.
When the timer goes off, drain the hot water from the hot pan and dump the eggs into the ice water mixture. Let sit for awhile.
Sometimes I let them sit for just 5 minutes and sometimes I forget and come back after 30 minutes. Give them at least 5 minutes.
Take an egg out of the ice water and roll it on the counter to crack the shell all over. The shell should literally fall off the egg with very little assistance from you. You just need to get it started.
These are the eggs I peeled (minus the few I ate for my lunch) from that batch I photographed. Aren't they beautiful?!! Good enough to eat!