Normally, I make a decent hard-boiled egg doing it the way my mother taught me. But since we’re dying our Easter eggs tonight, I did some research on the best method. Here’s how it’s done.
Step 1: Set raw eggs in a pan and cover with cold water. Over medium heat, slowly bring the water to a boil.
Step 2: Immediately cover and remove from heat. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Drain the water, and run cold water over the eggs. This stops the cooking process and prevents rubbery eggs. The instructions I read say to just run it while the eggs are in the colander, but I like to return them to the pot and fill/empty with cold water a few times. I like this method. The key is to not let them sit in the hot water for too long, otherwise they’ll crack. 10 minutes seems to be the perfect amount of time.
The boiled eggs are ready for their dye baths!
or peel them for deviled eggs…or eat them. :)
(Originally Posted on Apr 22, 2011)