I love deviled eggs! I never made them, though, because every time I boiled my eggs they were a giant pain to peel and most of the egg white would come off with the peel.
Somehow, my mom and I ended up on the subject of boiled eggs the other day, and I started to complain about what a pain they are to peel.
She asked me how I was cooking them, and I told her that I was letting the water come to a boil, dropping the eggs in (cracking several as I went), and then boiling them for about 20 minutes or so.
Turns out, I have been making hard boiled eggs the wrong way, which is why I was ending up with half of the egg white stuck to the shell and an ugly gray ring around the yolk.
So, here’s how to make perfect hard boiled eggs:
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- Place your eggs in a pot.
- Fill pot with enough cold water to cover the eggs and come 1-inch above the eggs.
- Bring the water to a rolling boil.
- Once the water reaches a rolling boil, remove pot from heat and cover.
- Let the pot sit (covered) for 15 minutes.
- Drain the hot water.
- Rinse eggs in cold water.
*Make sure that you get the water to a rolling boil. Otherwise, the eggs won't be completely cooked. If you aren't sure what a rolling boil looks like, check out this link.
That’s it! No more gray yolks, and no more impossible-to-peel eggs. Thanks, Mom!