Hard Boiled Eggs

 

This may be a little late, but then again--not.

I wanted to know if my readers had any tips for hard boiling the perfect egg.

I have found the best thing to do is to put the eggs directly from the boiling water into ice water. Does anyone else do this? I am not sure why this works. It must have something to do with expanding and contracting with the temperature.

I have also found that older eggs that have set in the refrigerator for a while peel better than fresh eggs. Why is that?

I also understand it is best to put them in the water before bringing the water to boil. I let mine boil for about 5 minutes and then turn off the heat and let them cook for another 5 minutes.

Please leave a comment and share you tips!

What do you do with your eggs? How long do you cook them?

I love to just peel them and slice them with a sprinkle of salt. I have an egg slicer that works well.

However, I also just LOVE egg salad sandwiches. I peel my egg, add a tad of mayo, a tad of mustard, and a tad of pickle relish in a bowl -- careful, not too much of each. Grab a fork and start squishing it all together until it's one big mushed up mess. Slap it between two peices of toast and enjoy!

I often wonder why I do not think to hard boil eggs at any other time of the years. I do love eating them and they are so easy to make. They are great on salads too.

Someone remind me in July that I like hard boiled eggs, will you please? It is never too late to hard boil eggs.

3/24/2008