Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How To Properly Hard Boil An Egg!

Have you ever wondered why egg yolks sometimes get a green/grey tint? Or, do you know how long to boil an egg before it's done?

Most people probably think boiling an egg is pretty easy and that there isn't a wrong way to boil an egg. Heat water, add eggs and you're good! Well it turns out that color distortion comes from eggs being over cooked.  Want to know how to keep your egg yolks yellow?

Here are the simple steps to ensure your hard boiled egg yolks always come out bright and yellow.

  1. Place your eggs on the bottom of your pot in a single layer.
  2. Cover the eggs with water from your faucet. (water should be an inch or so above the egg layer)
  3. Bring water to a boil over high heat then turn off burner.
  4. Cover with a lid and let eggs sit. (12 minutes for smaller eggs & 15 minutes for larger eggs)
  5. To stop the eggs from cooking using a slotted spoon transfer them to an ice bath (a bowl of ice and water) until they are cool to the touch. 
  6. Then enjoy or place in the refrigerator for later.

1 comment:

  1. Well I sure don't do mine that way! I fill the pot with cold water, add the eggs, boil it up... boil them for about 5 mintues then take them out and peel them. Maybe I am doing them wrong!