Eggs are some of the most nutritious foods available, and my family goes through dozens of eggs a week!
When we did our Whole 30 Challenge, eggs became even more of a staple to us. Thankfully, we love eggs, and one of our favorite ways to enjoy eggs are hard-boiled.
We’ll dice them up over a salad, make them into an egg salad sandwich, or just eat them halved with a little salt. Even my children gobble hard-boiled eggs down, begging me for more.
Hard-boiled eggs are good for you, easy to make, and cheap.
But there is a right and wrong way to make a hard-boiled egg.
News flash: Hard-boiled eggs should not look like boogers. They should look bright and shiny like the sunshine, y’all!
After seeing one too many hard-boiled eggs that looked like green and pale-yellow yuckiness come across my Instagram feed, I decided to do a tutorial. Because really? You’re missing out if your hard-boiled eggs don’t look like this.
When we started our healthy living journey, I had no idea how to make a hard-boiled egg. The only time I’d ever eaten hard-boiled eggs was after Easter egg hunts at my grandmother’s house. I know – gross. Talk about looking like boogers on the inside. But we loved them.
I knew that was not how a perfect hard-boiled egg was supposed to look. So I started experimenting and finally found the method that produced the perfect hard-boiled egg.
I’ve been making my hard-boiled eggs this way for nearly five years. This method has never failed me. If it fails, then I did something wrong.
So if you’re tired of eating boogy-colored hard-boiled eggs, then try this method next time!
How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs Every Time
What You Need:
First, place your eggs in the bottom of the saucepan and cover the eggs with water. You want just enough water to cover the eggs and then a bit more. Just a bit. It’s not rocket science. Your eggs should be completely covered.
Place saucepan of eggs on the stove top and turn the burner up to high. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Rolling boil being the key.
Watch the video below to see what I mean. If you can’t see the video, then click here.
Once your water comes to a rolling boil, turn the burner off and place a lid on the saucepan. You want to trap the hot water and steam inside the pan with your eggs. Be sure to remove the pan from the hot burner so the water stops boiling.
Set your time for 7 minutes.
While you wait, make an ice water bath for your eggs. Fill up your medium-sized bowl halfway with water and add 1/4 cup or so of ice to the water.
When your timer goes off, remove the lid from your saucepan. Be careful in case your lid is hot and keep your face away from the steam.
Using your slotted spoon, transfer your eggs to the ice water bath. Let them sit in the bath until they are cool enough to touch. For me, this takes only a couple of minutes.
Gently tap the edge of your egg on the counter, peel the shell away, and voila.
Watch the video below to get a better idea of what the egg will be like on the inside (plus some commentary from my three year old). If you can’t see the video, then click here.
You have a perfect hard-boiled egg ready to eat!
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