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How to Make The Best Hard Boiled Eggs

Posted by  ·  April 3, 2015  ·  Last Updated: April 6, 2019

Are you dying Easter Eggs this week? You will need this tip on how to make the best hard boiled eggs!  This method works every time!  Save some time and money and make your own egg dye!  This recipe makes bright easter eggs with a few ingredients you already have in the cupboard!

 

 

 how to make the best hard boiled eggs

 How to Make the Best Hard Boiled Eggs

Don’t Use Fresh Eggs

Yes you read that right! Fresh eggs make the hardest to peel eggs.  For easy to peel eggs you must use eggs that are at least ten days old (or more)!  So plan ahead!

Don’t over boil the eggs

  • Add large eggs in saucepan and add submerge with cold water. (at least two inches)
  • Add salt (1 tablespoon).
  • Place the pan over high heat until it reaches a boil.
  • Turn off heat, cover and let it sit for 13 minutes.
  • After exactly 13 minutes, remove the eggs from the pan and place them in an ice-water bath and let them cool for five minutes.

Easy Peel Eggs

Carefully crack the eggs shells (making sure the majority of the shell is cracked).
Gently begin removing the shells. The ice-water will have loosened the membrane in between the egg-white and the eggshell, allowing you to peel it off in nearly one piece. Rinse with water to remove small shells.

UPDATE The BEST Way to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

I now think the best way to make hard-boiled eggs is in the InstantPot.  The yolks are fuffy and the eggs are unbelievably easy to peel. When I have time to allow for a 5 min slow release I set the pressure cooker to manual 5 minutes at high pressure. This takes about 15 minutes total (5 minutes to pressurize, 5 minutes to cook, 5-minute natural release.  If I need eggs quicker I set for 7 minutes and do a quick release.  Run cold water over them so they don’t burn your hands when peeling………… the shells slide off.

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