An over or undercooked egg can ruin your breakfast. Imagine having a complimentary hotel breakfast and find out that the hard-boiled egg is overcooked with gray-green ring surrounding the yolk. You might lose your appetite. That’s why I’m sharing my tips on how to make the perfect hard-boiled eggs.
A good, hard-boiled egg doesn’t have a green ring around. Its yolk must be mellow and creamy, too. These requirements sound challenging to achieve, but it’s not. I got you – I promise.
How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs
Lots of people share different ways of cooking hard-boiled eggs. Some of them suggest removing the eggs from the heat once the water is boiling, then let them sit for a couple of minutes. Some people, on the other hand, recommend baking eggs in the oven for 15 to 30 minutes. That’s a lot of time, especially for those who need to prepare their things fast in the morning.
Hard-boiled eggs must be quick and easy to cook. Yes, you only need a few minutes to cook a perfect egg, so why spend half an hour? Eggs are an affordable source of protein. They can be served as a satisfying breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, or appetizer. So, let’s start cooking.
Here are the steps in making perfect hard-boiled eggs:
- Pour cool water in a large saucepan. Then, place the eggs. Make sure that the water covers the eggs by 1 inch.
- Cover the saucepan and let the water boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high when it comes to a boil.
- Set a timer. Then, cook the eggs for 7 minutes
- Transfer the eggs to a large bowl of ice water using a slotted spoon. Let them cool down. You can also place the eggs under cool running water for a few minutes.
- Peel immediately once removed from the cold water. Crack the shell and roll them on the kitchen counter.
- If some of the eggs are hard to peel, crack the shells and soak in a bowl of water. This will help make the peeling easier.