Hard-boiled Eggs: How to Cook & Peel Perfect Eggs Every Time! by Heather Holter
Making perfect hard-cooked eggs seems to be something many people struggle with. Peeling them without mutilating them can be even harder for some people, but I have a tried-and-true method for perfect eggs – every time!
- Place the desired number of eggs in a single layer in a pot. This is important because more than one layer will cause uneven cooking.
- Fill the pot with cold water (never warm or hot) to cover the eggs.
- Bring the water to a boil. Boil 1 minute.
- Cover pot and shut off the burner. Let sit covered 15 minutes.
- Trickle cold water into the pot of cooked eggs until the water in the pot is cold.
- One at a time, take each egg out of the pot and crack both ends on the counter, then roll each egg on the counter. Place each egg back in the pot of water as you do this.
- Once all the eggs are cracked and sitting in the pot of water, peel each egg. They should peel very easily because the water gets between the loosened shell and the egg.
- Once peeled, cut eggs as desired.
You will see inside a perfect brilliant yellow yolk with no green!