I wanted to make some hard boiled eggs today and figured I would do some research.

Yes I know, you already know how to make hard boiled eggs. Well guess what, so do I. At least I thought I did. You see I have been making them different every time I cooked them. One time I started with hot water and let them boil for about 15 minutes. Another time, I would start with cold water and boil them for about 15 minutes. And sometimes I just stuck them in the water and prayed that when I took them out they were done.

Well I did some experimenting and tried a method that I had heard about before:

  1. Start with cold (tap) water and cover the eggs at least an inch with the water
  2. Bring them to a rolling boil, not a simmer a good rolling boil.
  3. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, remove the eggs from the heat (use a slotted spoon please) and run them under ice cold water.
    If you live in Las Vegas like I do and don’t have ice cold water, well you can simply place them in a bowl of ice water.
  5. When the egg is completely cooled you can peel it the normal way.

How did this experiment turn out? Well you can see from the pictures that they did not have the usual greenish tint on the yolk.


Hard boiled eggs © Jon Griffin

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