Hi there and happy 12/12/12! Today I’m sharing a fool-proof way to boil eggs. Now, you may be thinking, ‘Why would Heather post on something as easy as boiling eggs?’ Well, for years I guessed at when my eggs were done, sometimes they would come out perfect and sometimes they would be too soft or overcooked – yuck! But, now they turn out perfect every time! Plus, you can use some perfectly boiled eggs in my delicious Avocado Egg Salad!
- Place large eggs (see Note below for boiling different sizes of eggs) in a pan, cover them with filtered or tap water and add 1 teaspoon baking soda.
- Bring to a full boil.
- Turn off the heat, but leave the pan on the hot burner and cover with a lid.
- Set a timer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the burner and carefully drain the water.
- Run cold tap water over the eggs until the pan is cool to the touch. Then, fill the pan with cold water again, add some ice and wait approximately 10-15 minutes, for the eggs to chill and cool completely.
- Peel the eggs and cut them in half. The center should be bright yellow and just a little soft.
It’s really that easy to have perfectly boiled eggs every time too!
- Small eggs – leave the eggs in the hot boiled water for eight (8) minutes.
- Medium eggs – leave the eggs in the hot boiled water for nine (9) minutes.
- Extra large eggs – leave the eggs in the hot boiled water for eleven (11) minutes.