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Perfect Boiled Eggs

on June 11, 2013

It’s easy to go wrong when cooking eggs– mostly the culprit is over cooking! But even if you cook them right, peeling them can be a problem, and nothing is worse than trying to make deviled eggs and your whites have big gaping holes in them! Try Auntie Em’s simple tips and see if they help. They will be great to eat plain or to use in Auntie Em’s Savory Deviled Eggs, Special Chicken Salad, or Cornbread Dressing!

In a small saucepan, cover eggs with water and put the lid on the pan.

perfect boiled eggs

When it gets ALMOST to the boiling point, reduce the heat. There’s about a quart of water in here and I had the fire on high for about 7 minutes. There should be bubbles on the bottom of the pan, just beginning to come up.

perfect boiled eggs

Reduce heat to low; keep the lid on, and let simmer 10 minutes. Immediately pour off the water and cover your eggs with lots of ice-cold water. This is a good time to use up the old ice from a drippy ice maker, or that has stuck together at the bottom of the ice container! Leave them for at least 5 minutes.

perfect boiled eggs

To shell the egg, tap it gently on the side of the sink, then roll it against it. You want a fine web of cracks all round. The ice water usually makes the shell separate from the egg and slip right off. (If you’re making deviled eggs, it’s still a good idea to make a couple of extras just in case.)

To use in salads, I use this handy dandy little egg slicer:

perfect boiled eggs
For chicken salad, I rotate the sliced egg and slice again.

perfect boiled eggs

perfect boiled eggs

perfect boiled eggs

11 responses to “Perfect Boiled Eggs

  1. Rejoycin says:

    I can’t wait to make deviled eggs now. Oh, where’s the recipe for that!!! : ) ????

  2. I needed this LAST WEEK! I made about 50 eggs for a party… wasn’t pretty. HA!

  3. Kerry says:

    I struggle with peeling….sometimes they are beautiful, many times I struggle with half of them and somedays well let’s just say none of them look nice! Thankfully they all still taste good.
    Thanks for sharing on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop.
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  4. Nicole says:

    I am visiting from Strut Your Stuff Saturday. I am pinning this for the future because my eggs are so inconsistent!



  5. […] with Perfect Boiled Eggs. You’ll cut them in half, so do the math lol! (I always cook 1 or 2 more than I’ll […]

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