We are a hard boiled egg family. In a perfect world, I would make the time to hard-boil 1 dozen eggs each week and have them sitting in the fridge. When I do make the time, we all have a quick, healthy snack with a little sea salt or hot sauce – or chopped up hard-boiled eggs into a delicious egg salad. I’m not a sandwich fan to begin with, so I make egg salad and eat it right out of the bowl! Delicious!
Eggs are healthy and full of wonderful nutrition: Vitamin D, Omega 3’s, Lutein, Vitamin A and many more. You’ll get the best benefit from pastured eggs. We love Vital Farms and now their website has an amazing tracking tool to help you find their pastured eggs locally.
In order to have easy-to-peel eggs, there’s only been one method that has actually worked for me time and time again.
Steaming eggs to hard-boiled perfection with easy-to-peel shells.
STEP 1: PREPARE STEAMER BASKET/SAUCEPAN
STEP 2: HEAT WATER TO BOILING
Heat the water on high heat until the water is boiling and producing steam.
STEP 3: ADD EGGS TO POT
Add the eggs in a single layer to the steamer basket or saucepan steamer and turn heat to medium-high. Cover the saucepan.
STEP 4: SET A TIMER
If you prefer soft-boiled eggs, then you’ll need to set your timer to 6 minutes. For semi-hard-boiled eggs, set your time for 10 minutes. For cooked-through hard-boiled eggs, go with 12-15 minutes.
Many things can influence your cook time, so, you may need to try this method a few times to find your ideal cook time. Consider the size of the eggs and adjustments for altitude.
STEP 5: ADD EGGS TO ICY WATER
Remove the eggs with a spoon into a prepared bowl full of cold, icy water. Let sit in the cold icy bath for 5-10 minutes. Then rinse them off under fresh cold water.
Hard Boiled Egg Recipes
Now that you know how to make perfect hard boiled eggs, here’s some great recipes to use them in: