How to make perfect hard boiled eggs
November 20, 2012 § 9 Comments
When I moved away from home, I wasn’t very good in the kitchen. I remember my first attempt at hard boiled eggs, when I cooked the eggs for so long (hours) that they exploded. It was a kitchen disaster, and I had egg pieces all over the kitchen. I also exploded a potato in the microwave…it didn’t occur to me to prick the potato before placing it into the microwave. The mess in the microwave was unbelievable. Thankfully, my kitchen skills have improved since those college years.
For anyone who needs a little help cooking eggs, here’s the technique for flawless hard-boiled eggs every time. The secret is to add salt to the water. This prevents the shells from cracking in the water. Vinegar also works. Every week, I hard boil 7-8 eggs, and use them for breakfast or snacks throughout the week. They’re a perfect little meal.
Perfect hard boiled eggs
1 teaspoon salt
water to cover
Gently place the eggs into a large saucepan. Add the salt. Cover the eggs with water, and place over high heat on the cooktop. Bring to a boil. Cook for exactly 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and rinse in cold water. Refrigerate until ready to use.