This may not be a very exciting post for most of you, but it is for me! I get excited when food not only tastes good, but looks good!
I was not thrilled with the way my eggs looked in the Avocado Deviled Egg recipe, so I had some homework to do! I want an egg that is fairly easy to peel and the yolk must show no signs of over cooking (gray edges). I have read a few people’s thoughts on how to boil the perfect egg and below is what worked for me.
Some people suggested using older eggs, I used new. Maybe older would have worked even better, but this method should work either way. Please keep in mind altitude may play a role. Water boils faster at higher altitudes but takes longer to cook. The water doesn’t get as hot when it boils here compared to lower altitudes. With that said, the time may need to be adjusted slightly. I will try this method next time I’m in AZ and update this post as to what the results were.
Recipe: Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6-12 eggs, (pastured are the best for you)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Place the eggs in a saucepan, add soda and water until the eggs are fully covered
- Use a pan large enough the eggs have a bit of wiggle room
- Place the pan on the stove and bring it to a boil, full boil
- Once the water reaches a full boil, turn off the stove and place the lid on the pan
- Let the eggs sit for 12 minutes
- Place a large bowl of ice and cold water in the sink
- Remove the eggs from the stove after 12 minutes and immediately rinse with cold water and place them in the ice bath
- Let the eggs sit for 5-10 minutes
Let me know if you have any other tricks or tips!