How do you cook hard boiled eggs? It is actually a question that has a lot of debate. Most cooks have their way they like to cook hard boiled eggs. But you must be careful to not overcook. I have tried it several ways and this is my favorite way to do it. Another tip in cooking hard boiled eggs: don’t use fresh eggs. It is okay if they are a few weeks old. That actually helps the shell peel easier.
So whether you are about whip up some deviled eggs (my sister’s recipe), egg salad, or just decorate Easter eggs, this is the easiest approach I have found.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Dozen large eggs
1 T Kosher salt
2 T white vinegar
Start by gently placing your raw eggs in a large saucepan. Cover with at least 2 inches of water. (If you don’t have enough water, your eggs will not cook throughly) Add salt and vinegar.
Place the pan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes. Then turn off heat, cover and let it sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the eggs from the pan and place them in an ice-water bath and let them cool for five minutes.
Now you can either carefully crack the egg shells and gently remove the shells. OR you are ready to decorate your Easter Eggs. These eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for four days.