By Sooz Cooks on November 15, 2007
Photo by Chef*Lee
Photo by Chef*Lee
"This is the best method to use when making Deviled Eggs for the holidays - or any other time! From Mr. Breakfast: Note: Extremely fresh eggs are not recommended when making hard-boiled eggs. They are very difficult to peel. This is the best use for eggs nearing their expiration date."
Serving Size: 1 (44 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I agree with Lyceum, I can never remember how to hard boil eggs! I wanted to have hard boiled eggs ready for salads for lunch and so I looked up this recipe this morning and honestly, this was the best hard-boiled egg recipe ever! It was easy to follow AND the eggs came out easy to peel, yummy, and perfect. Thanks so much for sharing."
"Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I boil eggs so infrequently, that every time I need to I have to call my mom so she can remind me how to do it lol. You saved me another embarrassing call to my mom, thanks! I simmered for 12 minutes, and had PERFECT looking eggs when done!"
"I hadn't boiled eggs in years and couldn't remember how to do it. This recipe worked great. I simmered for 12 minutes."
"Thank you so much for writing this review. I am an extreme beginner when it comes to cooking, and have always been too embarrassed to ask basic questions. This recipe was very easy to follow and well-written, it describes and guides you through every step in a friendly and precise way. This was my first batch of hard boiled eggs (EVER) and I was surprised to see that they were a perfect, soft yellow at the center and firm white on the outside. Perfect recipe, thanks!"
"I don't know why this didn't work for me, but I ended having to throw away 6 eggs, since they didn't cook all the way through. Not going to use this method again. This is the first time I've had trouble with hard boiled eggs."
"Once your water has come to a true boil it will only take 6 minutes for the egg yolk to be cooked completely through and be hard boiled. The longer you simmer it the more rubbery and tougher the egg will become eventually you will also get that ugly gray coating surrounding the yolk."
"4/4/08 I love how this method keeps the yolks perfectly yellow. They are easy to peel too. Thanks!! Update: 10/12/08 I use this method each time I hard boil eggs. I wanted to note that it also works on very small eggs too!! No gray color ring even on the smallest eggs!!"
"Thanks for all this info. I will refer to this when I make hard boiled eggs! They came out perfectly boiled! I didn't cover the pan though and I reduced the heat to medium for a slow boil."
"Great suggestions for timing how to cook the eggs, but I had to knock a star off because I feel like the directions given could lead to the warping of the pan or pot you cooked with. Running cool water in a hot pan could cause it to warp (or even to shatter or break if it's ceramic, glass, or cast iron. So I would just recommend switching to a bowl or some other vessel for that portion."
"I like Recipe # 312733 it go into eggs more, this good to stare with. thank for some info. #695933 GRPA!"
"I really appreciate this being posted!! You think you know how to boil an egg but until I tried this; I didn't know how perfectly white and perfectly yellow, not to mention perfectly cooked the eggs could be!! Thanks a bunch!!"
"It was great to have these directions. My DD asked me how to hardboil an egg and honestly I was at a loss, not anymore. Thanks SoozieQ, I will pass this on to her right away. They came out perfect."
"Perfect. This was a perfect way to make a hard boiled egg. I followed the recipe as written. They were easy to peel. Will be using this method in the future."
"This worked GREAT! I think the cracking of the egg after the cold water has run over it is what does the trick...easy to peel and a perfect yellow, no grey. Made for the 1-2-3 hit wonders tag game."
"These eggs came out perfect. Followed the recipe and it works. A lot of the time my hard boiled eggs are so hard to peel that I just give up. So thanks for sharing this."
"This works like a charm! My dh is a HUGE fan of eggs and LOVES them boiled! When we were newlyweds 23 yrs ago he even THOUGHT he knew how to make them! lol He put them on to boil and then LEFT the apt! They must have cooked for hours until the maintenance man came in and turned them off bc SMOKE was bellowing from the apt! rofl There went my wedding present of a really nice set of Revere copper bottom cookware! :) Thanks for this fantastic recipe Sooz! I know lots of chefs will thank you for your knowledge! Made for Holiday Beverage Tag!"