How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs

25 Feb, 2022 - 00:02 0 Views
How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs Hard-boiled eggs are great in all kinds of ways

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One thing every home cook worth their salt should have is a foolproof method for hard-boiling eggs, and not just during April when you’re likely getting ready to dye a few dozen for Easter.

Hard-boiled eggs are great in all kinds of ways.


No classic party is complete without deviled eggs, but you can also add half a jammy hard-boiled egg to spruce up a bowl of soup, or you can eat one smeared with a little mayo, as the French do, for a simple-but-satisfying breakfast.


And of course what would a picnic be without an egg salad?

Sure, it sounds simple—just submerge the eggs in boiling water for a while (how long again?) and you’re good to go.


That’ll work, of course, but if you want to avoid chalky, overcooked green yolks, or egg shells that adhere, glue-like, to the white, then there are a few things you can do to make your egg cooking infinitely better.


Here are a few tips, plus an easy recipe below.


Three tips for making better hard-boiled eggs

1 Use a lot of water

This ensures that the eggs won’t significantly lower the temperature of the water when you’re putting them in, which helps keep cooking times consistent—and seems to help keep the shells from sticking!


And this way, you can drop them in straight from the fridge, without having to let them come to room temp.

2 Bring the water to a full boil, then slowly drop the eggs in.

This also helps keep cooking times consistent.

3 Don’t immediately drop them into ice-water after cooking

You may have been taught this trick to stop the egg from cooking.


Unfortunately, it will make the eggshell stick to the white more often than not.


Instead, drain them, and then run under cool (but not cold) water for a minute, then peel.


Alternatively you can leave them unpeeled, let them come to room temperature, and put them in the fridge where they can be stored for about a week.


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