How to: Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Hard boiled eggs are so versatile.

You can use them to make Deviled Eggs or Egg Salad Sandwiches, use them as a salad topping, on avocado toast, in a breakfast bowl, or just eat them on their own.

I’ve seen many recipes on how to get perfectly hard boiled eggs, but each one that I’ve tried, thus far, has overcooked the egg.

Now your probably wondering how to tell if  a hard boiled egg is over cooked. You can tell when you slice the egg in half, so that you can see where the white part of the egg and the yolk touch. If there is green on the outer edge, that means its over cooked slightly (that isn’t a bad thing, but typically when your using the egg for presentation purposes it’s annoying).

After many trials and errors I think I’ve finally come up with the perfect timing and  cooking to cooling ratio, that’ll give you perfect eggs.

So here are the steps:

 

1.

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In a saucepan place 7 eggs (I chose this amount because it didn’t over crowd the pan, but also gave a decent amount of eggs for any recipe you make post making) over medium heat and bring to a boil.

 

2.

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Once the water begins to boil, turn off stove and remove from heat.

 

3.

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Set aside and let rest 12 minutes.

 

4.

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Once the 12 minutes is up, IMMEDIATELY remove from heat and place eggs into a bowl of iced water. Let cool completely. (this will stop the cooking process of the egg so it doesn’t over cook itself)

 

5.

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Lastly, place into storage container or use as ingredient for your recipe.

 

6.

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This is what the finished product should look like (no green around the edge of where the white and the yellow touch).

 

 

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