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How to Hard Boil an Egg

February 11th, 2011 · 4 Comments · breakfast, Easy, Egg, Healthy, Just for Fun

It may seem strange that as a food blogger, I have hard boiled an egg only once in my life. But as I felt the need to make an egg salad sandwich, my hard boiling experience was about to double! Of course I took this opportunity to make a helpful post about hard boiling an egg. Don’t worry it’s easy.

Step 1:

Take eggs out of the refrigerator (apparently it is is best if they are a day or two old? Who knew? Who cares?), put them in a pot and fill it with water til it reaches about an inch above the eggs.

Step 2:

Put the pot on the stove on heat on high, add salt to your water until it tastes salty (this helps strengthen the egg shell or something?). Once your water reaches a boil, let it continue to boil for 1-2 minutes, then turn off your element and let the eggs sit in the water for 10-15 minutes (I got hungry at 12).

Step 3:

After you have let the eggs sit in the hot water for a while (which lets them fully cook), carefully place them into a bowl of cold water to stop the egg from cooking. Once the eggs have cooled completely, you can eat them or draw happy faces on them and put them in the fridge for later!

Step 4:

This is a cheat code.

When taking the shell off of a hard boiled egg, I find it works best to gently crack part of the shell, then begin rolling it around in your hand to put pressure around the entire egg. What this does, is loosens up the shell from the egg making it easy to peel off. Voila!

Hope this little tutorial helps somebody out!


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