Struggling with how to make that perfect easy peel hard boiled egg? Look no further! This 3 step recipe is the answer to getting it right every time!
With Easter and Passover right around the corner, my weekly egg consumption is about to get kicked up a notch! And frankly, I couldn’t be more thrilled. After a long, brutally cold winter, I am ready to embrace every aspect of spring and Passover is always the first sign of it in my family.
Although I was raised Jewish and performed a Bat Mitzvah, I was also exposed to Christian holiday traditions from my mom’s side of the family. From potato latkes on Hanukkah to sugar cookies on Christmas Eve to beef brisket on Rosh Hashanah, we never miss an excuse to cook with family.
Since my Jewish relatives live out-of-state, my mother hosts a Seder locally whenever we are unable to fly out to Berkeley to attend my Ema Ljuba’s infamous Passover extravaganza. Yes, my Christian mother invites all of her Christian relatives over to dine on matzo and gefilte fish. It is completely fabulous. In fact, my (Christian) Aunt Patsy makes some of the most delicious matzo ball soup I’ve ever tasted. (Note to Self: Must share recipe soon.)
One of the most important aspects of a traditional seder plate is a a perfectly hard boiled egg. Whether you are celebrating Passover or getting ready to color eggs for your Easter basket, I thought this would be a good technique to share.
Of course, eggs also make an ideal protein-packed snack any day of the year. Since I’m still breastfeeding my baby and have also returned to the gym, my egg consumption is at an all time high and for good reason. The more I learn about the importance of choline while breastfeeding, the more eggs I crave!
Your fork is waiting.
How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs That Are Easy Peel
- 12 eggs
- Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. Remove from burner. Cover pan.
- Let eggs stand in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large).
- Drain immediately and serve warm. Or, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then refrigerate.
This is how I make eggs also, although I use my inner timer. I’m old and have been cooking a long time, and it seems to work some how! Although I always seem to burn a pot when I cook white rice…
this is my recipe also with one adjustment. I add a couple of tablespoons of salt to harden the shel which in turn makes it easier to peel.
Hard boiled eggs are always a favorite, anytime of day. :9
OK, so because all day, I’ve been in the “April Fool’s” mindset, when I saw this I was afraid you were joking. Even though you posted yesterday. But I just saw it today. But anyway, I was like “oh no….Liz must think those of us who can’t boil eggs properly are MORONS, so she’s doing this an April Fool’s Joke, all like, HEY LOSERS IT’S SO EASY TO BOIL AN EGG.”
Dude, it is not easy to boil an egg properly. I never freaking do it right.
LOL!!! That is hilariously awesome!!
Everyone needs to know how to perfectly hard-boil an egg! I’ve been living off them lately, always for breakfast and even for snacks to keep me full throughout the day.
That is the truth!! Thanks Nicole!
Love love love a good hard boiled egg, and you made this post so beautiful and exciting for something that normally isn’t, I love it!
Aww thank you so much!!! That means a lot!
I definitely need to do more hard boiled eggs. I eat so many eggs but usually fried. These are so pretty!
So funny me too!! I make fried eggs almost daily but wish I thought to make hard boiled eggs more often!!
I definitely get tons of hard boiled egg cravings…can’t get enough! They are the perfect meal or snack!
You and me both!! Thank you!
Hard boiled eggs are one of my very favorite snacks! Great tips Liz!
Thank you Gaby!
Perfect for Easter brunch! I love this.
Thanks so much Julia!
I am obsessed with hard boiled eggs! I definitely need to make them more often:)
You and me both! Whenever I make them I kick myself for not making them more often!
This is how I make mine and it IS the best way ever! It always makes the perfect egg! Deviled Eggs always make an appearance at Easter Lunch!
Oh I’m so glad you agree!