I had to get into the discussion on this one! I have always been told to start the eggs in cold water,add few drops vinegar should one crack this seals it, bring to boil, turn off heat, cover and let stand 10-15 mins. Run under cold running water, add ice to water to get the eggs cold as soon as possible, this will ensure fluffy tender yolks, and tender whites, but also eliminates the black ring that occurs around the yolk if you don't cool the eggs. Tap the eggs on the counter top and roll them with the palm of your hand and under running cold water the shells will peel right off. I know this is basic stuff to us old uns, but please remember all the newlyweds, and those new to cooking, these tips make all the difference in the results they get.
I didn't know one needed a recipe to boil an egg. Is there one for boiling water that I missed?
This is how I hard-boil my eggs and they come out EGGcellent everytime. I don't know what planet "jiva das" is from but when I make hardboiled eggs I don't have all day to wait for them to be done...however the pickle juice does sound interesting in making the deviled eggs.
This is no way to cook eggs! First, use a pin to punch a hole in the big end of the eggs. This prevents cracking, that is caused by expansion of the air bubble in the big end. Cover the eggs well with COLD water. Cover the pan, and bring to a boil over medium heat (this method works only on an electric stove). As soon as the water is bopiling, turn off the heat. Leave the pot on the element. After some hours, once the water is at room temperature, peel the eggs (use a spoon to crack the shell all over, then, under a running tap, roll the egg between your palms. The shell can then be easily removed. DEVILED: Slice an egg lengthwise. Spoon out the yolk. Repeat for the rest of the eggs. Add a spoon of DILL PICKLE JUICE (!), season to taste, mash the lot with a fork, and spoon into the egg-white halves. Or use CURRY instead of the pickle brine. Or EXPERIMENT!
Thumbs up to someone for adding a basic recipie.. not only do beginner cookers need to know this, but some of us can use a refresher at times, too!
Can you believe I've been cooking for my family for almost 25 years and have never been able to get the hard boiled eggs right?! Thanks so much for this recipe, shortstuff! I know it's basic to most, but some of us needed this. They turn out perfect every time.
As an update - I continue to use this method and it's never failed me. Love it!!<br/>Had to add my rating for this great tip on hard boiling eggs. I followed the instructions exactly letting mine (farm fresh medium to large sized eggs) sit for 18 min as they where of varing sizes. Came out so nice with no green around the edges. Peeled easier than most fresh eggs and I was very pleased with the outcome. I used this method to make my own recipe for Smoked salmon deviled eggs and I can't thank you enough for posting this recipe
Worked for me. And yes, I do need a recipe to boil eggs that don't have the grey ring.
The eggs come out perfect every time! Thanks!
Thanks so much for posting this kitchen basic. It's not every day that I boil eggs so when I needed to prepare Easter eggs for coloring, I couldn't remember how! Thanks again for helping me remember!