By DangerBun on September 20, 2005
Photo by Boomette
Photo by Boomette
"No fail! Never undercook or overcook your eggs again. I came across this method in my search to avoid the ugly green cast that yolks take on when overcooked. Add on a couple minutes to soak time if you use Jumbo eggs."
Serving Size: 1 (600 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I always used this method after seeing it on Emeril. He said "remember LUCKY 13". 2 minutes of boiling, then 11 minutes sitting in covered pot. Then immediate to ice cold water, which shrinks the egg away from its outer peel, making it easier to peel them flawlessly."
"Seems everyone has their own way to do hard-boiled eggs! I was making an egg salad and I forgot how long I was supposed to cook my eggs, so I searched Zaar and came up with your method (I had X-tra large eggs and you mentioned a time for jumbo eggs). I never added a pinch of salt before and never boiled for just 2 mins and let sit covered & timed. I let my X-tra lg. eggs sit for 13 mins and well, they came out perfect. I even had my 2yr old and 4yr old peel them without any problems, so I know this is a good method. I've added this to my cookbook and it will be the only way I make hard boiled eggs from now on. Thanks DangerBun!"
"I had no idea that the green color was from over boiling! This is a great tip. Thanks a million!"
"Well, I wasn't such a happy cook with the way my eggs turned out. Love deviled eggs but, can't seem to get easy peel eggs any more. I tried LayerMom's advice, used a timer, and 1/2 of them were hard to peel. Now, my husband advised that when the timer went off that I should shock the eggs in cold water and I did that, then I put about 6 in the fridge and will try them later. Thanks."
"Perfect is right! No grey ring and they were really easy to peel.. Thanks for posting the recipe."
"They were perfect and easy to peel. Thanks DangerBun :) Made for Name that ingredient tag game"
"This worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing your technique."
"I usually only do 2-5 eggs, but I've used this recipe for a while, except for the salt. I always get perfect eggs. I do bring them to a rolling boil for 2 minutes, not just when bubbles appear and start to surface. My eggs have turned out perfectly every time. Thanks for sharing this technique."
"Yes indeed this works !!!!!"
"I have no clue what I did wrong. Followed the recipe exactly. The eggs turned out perfect in doneness, but I could not peel them at all :o( I tried this recipe to hopefully solve my peeling problems, but no such luck. If anyone has any suggestions on what I did wrong, let me know."
"Yes, this does work. The eggs are very easy to peel after the ice bath, and the yolks are a pretty yellow color. I'll be using this method from now on."
"Many thanks DangerBun! I hated making boiled eggs and dreaded making boiled eggs for Deviled Eggs. It was a "back breaking job" hanging over the sink to shell the eggs. Worse yet, my eggs always looked like the "rats picked at them"! Thanks to you, I finally found a way that works every time every time!! My eggs peel like magic every time and are perfect inside and out every time. Truely, I am grateful."
"Worked Perfect. thank you."
"Followed the technique exactly as posted and it worked great. I always over cook them and didn't this time. This is the only way I'll boil eggs from now on."
"I couldn't give this recipe any stars. I tried it, and it took me 45 min. to get the shells off. I read the reviews that others had made, and I feel that it is possible that my eggs were not fresh, altho the freshness date is 3 weeks away. In order to not bring Danger's ratings down, I will only comment. "
"To me they were undercooked since the centers of the yokes were wet. But, they weren't so bad that I could use them. While they were still warm, they were very easy to peel. Once they had been in the refrigerator for a day, they stuck some. Thanks for sharing but I think I'll go back to my old method."
"Needed to boil the eggs to color for Easter but could never remember how long to boil,etc... This was great-only cracked two (on top) out of three dozen!!!! Thanks for posting!!!!"
"Very nice method and I only had one egg crack out of the 44 I boiled. Thanks for posting DangerBun!"
"These turned out perfect! No green rim and they were EASY TO PEEL! I used those new omega 3 eggs... don't know if that had anything to do with it. But I will always use this method!"