Making Hard Boiled Eggs - The Correct Way

By Jon Griffin

I wanted to make some hard boiled eggs today and figured I would do some research.

Yes I know, you already know how to make hard boiled eggs. Well guess what, so do I. At least I thought I did. You see I have been making them different every time I cooked them. One time I started with hot water and let them boil for about 15 minutes. Another time, I would start with cold water and boil them for about 15 minutes. And sometimes I just stuck them in the water and prayed that when I took them out they were done.

Well I did some experimenting and tried a method that I had heard about before:

  • Start with cold (tap) water and cover the eggs at least an inch with the water

  • Bring them to a rolling boil, not a simmer a good rolling boil.

  • Then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.

  • After 10 minutes, remove the eggs from the heat (use a slotted spoon please) and run them under ice cold water.

    If you live in Las Vegas like I do and don't have ice cold water, well you can simply place them in a bowl of ice water.

  • When the egg is completely cooled you can peel it the normal way.

  • How did this experiment turn out? The eggs did not have the usual greenish tint on the yolk and were perfectly done.

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