Hard boiled eggs recipe, how to make perfect hard boiled eggs
Hard boiled eggs recipe – Make a perfect hard-boiled eggs every time with these simple tips on how to hard-boil an egg.
During my initial days of cooking, of all the tasks, I would consider peeling eggs as the most daunting task. I would hardly get it right. Most of the time, when I peel the shell, it would come out with the flesh of the egg. I would feel very embarrassing when I make egg kuzhambu for my guests.
I remember one of my guests asking me, “Nithya, meethi muttai enga?” I would simply give a blank smile. Most of the time, I would avoid making egg recipes when I have guest at home. I would think cooking and peeling eggs is such an easy task. Why am I struggling to get it right. I should also say that when I visit my friend’s house for lunch/dinner, I have seen them struggling to peel the eggs like how I do. Then, I learned the tips and tricks of boiling the eggs perfectly all the time. I cannot get it wrong anymore.
Some of you may ask me, is boiling an egg a rocket science and you need a post for it. I would say though cooking a hard boiled egg may not be a rocket science but the timing is very important. Also, if you miss the time, the eggs could be over cooked too. I wanted to write a post on how to cook eggs perfectly since last year but never got time at all. It was always on the back of my head. At last, I have this post ready for those who struggle just like how I did few years ago. Hope this post helps the beginners!
Egg lovers, you may want to try out the following egg recipes:
avocado egg salad sandwich
How to make hard boiled eggs:
1. Place eggs in a large pan and fill it with cold water. The water should cover the eggs by 1-inch. Bring the water to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. You could see water bubbling up in the pictures below. Now turn off the heat.2. Cover the pan with a lid and remove it from heat. Let the eggs sit aside for 15 minutes if you need a firm hard-boiled eggs. After your time is up, remove the lid and transfer the eggs to the colander.
I have listed the set-aside time of the eggs below depending on how you may want them:
For a soft-boiled eggs (barely set whites): 3 minutes
For slightly runny soft-boiled eggs: 4 minutes
For soft yet firm soft-boiled eggs: 6 minutes
For firm and creamy hard-boiled eggs: 10 minutes
For very firm hard-boiled eggs: 15 minutes3. Place the eggs under the cool running water to prevent the eggs from getting cooked further. Then slowly, take each egg and tap it on the counter top or spoon to crack the shell in some places.4. Now peel the shells of each egg one by one. The shell should come off easily with ease. If you have kept the eggs aside for less than 12 minutes because you needed a soft boiled egg, then skip this step.Now, perfectly boiled eggs are ready! Serve immediately.
- You can refrigerate the remaining eggs with its shell in an airtight container for a week.
- Eggs would release odor if you refrigerate them in an open container. Store them in an airtight container.
- If you have peeled the eggs, then consume it on that day itself.
- If the eggs are extremely fresh, when you hard boil it, you will find difficulty in peeling its shell.
- If the eggs are cooked too long, it would become rubbery and a greenish/purplish ring forms around the yolk.