How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter

by Sugar on March 13, 2015 · 5 comments

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Did you ever notice that every time you want to do the really simple things, you have to try to remember how you did it last time?   Poaching an egg.  Boiling an egg.    I’m with you.  But today, I timed these little things just right and got the perfect hard boiled egg.  Which is great because we love to eat these after (or before) Easter and who wants a rubber egg?

Put the eggs in a single layer in a pot, covered with about an inch or two of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will help keep them from cracking. I add a half-teaspoon of salt because they say it may help prevent cracking and can make the eggs easier to peel.  Some people add vinegar but I don’t.

Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. Let them boil for a minute or two. Remove from heat, cover pot and allow them to sit for 12-15 minutes.  Then, remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl in the sink under cold running water. Allow the water to run over the eggs for a minute or two until the eggs cool down a bit. Once cooled, remove the eggs and allow them to cool completely on a plate. Once completely cooled, you can color them and they should be stored in a container in the refrigerator and should be eaten within 5 days.

Tip 1:  After you take them out of the cold running water, they’ll be just a little warm.  This is a great time to try one if you enjoy hard boiled eggs because they’re really easy to peel at this point and they are great to eat at this temperature.

Tip 2: See Kristine’s post below about using older eggs. It’s a good one.

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gepiphany says:

I was wondering if its ok to hide the colored eggs..Yes..The ones we boiled..I remember as a kid my mother letting us coloring them the night before..And then Easter morning we would look for the eggs the Easter bunny hide..But those are the ones that we hard boiled and colored..So is it ok.. To still do that?

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:

When I was a kid we did the same thing and we even made Easter bread that had the eggs wrapped in the dough and left that out over night. Most people say that it isn’t safe to do that and the eggs should be refrigerated. I think to play it safe if you can put them in the fridge and try to get up before the kids in the morning and hide them, they should be fine.

Have fun and Happy Easter. :)

Rick says:

Hi Sugar!
This is very similar to the method I use. I’ve been told the secret to easier peeling is to use “older” eggs not fresh from the store. The date on the carton is usually several weeks away from when you purchase them, so I try to buy an extra dozen to “save a week” for boiled eggs. This helps a lot when you want to make deviled eggs.

Profile photo of kadejesus Profile photo of kadejesuskadejesus says:

Hi Sugar!
This is very similar to the method I use. I’ve been told the secret to easier peeling is to use “older” eggs not fresh from the store. The date on the carton is usually several weeks away from when you purchase them, so I try to buy an extra dozen to “save a week” for boiled eggs. This helps a lot when you want to make deviled eggs.

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:

Hi, Thanks for that tip. That is a great idea. I don’t think I checked my dates before I cooked them but we eat so many eggs in our house it is hard to let them get old. :)