Easter Hard Boiled Eggs
photo by Bonnie G 2
- Ready In:
- Place the eggs in a pot with enough cold salted water to cover.
- Place over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 5 minutes only, then take off the heat and let the eggs sit in the pot, covered, for an additional 10 minutes.
- You'll get perfect hard boiled eggs using this method, without the outside of the yolk turning green.
- Drain the water out and either run cold water in or use ice cubes.
- If you don't cool them off quickly enough, they will develop a green skin between the yolk and the white.
- Peel the eggs, quarter and plate them.
- You can make these eggs a day or 2 ahead of Easter.
- If you wish to dye them, purchase "Paas" dyes or another edible dye version and follow the package directions.
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The picture shows overcooked yolks with green grey covering. Your recioe overcooks the eggs. To avoid the green, you turn the heat OFF when it starts to boil, and then sit covered for 10 minutes +-. Your recipe has the eggs boiling for 5 minutes, then sitting. You dont actually boil the eggs. The time it takes to bring water to a boil and then sit covered (steaming) for 10 min is all the time you need for perfect yellow yolks.
I can't believe I haven't rated this recipe yet! I don't know where I got this note, but it makes this recipe a winner:<br/><br/>"When the eggs are cold -- this will take just a couple of minutes -- tap them gently on the counter to crack their shell all around, and return to the bowl a few more minutes: the water will infiltrate the eggs beneath the shell and make them easier to peel. (Also, when peeling the eggs, notice that there is a thin skin between the white and the shell; once found and ruptured, that skin provides good leverage to peel off the shell.)."<br/><br/>Yum!