Learn how to make the perfect hard-boiled eggs every time. These eggs are perfect for eating plain or turning into keto deviled eggs.
How to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs
When it comes time to peel your hard-boiled eggs, there are a couple ways to peel them perfectly every time.
The key to peeling hard-boiled eggs is to put them into an ice-water bath to stop the eggs from overcooking.
Once they’ve cooled a bit, crack the eggs, either against the bowl or the counter and put them back in the water. The cool water will get in between the shell and the egg white and naturally begin to separate the two. Peel back the shell and use some running water if need be. Place your peeled eggs on a paper towel to allow them to dry off a bit and then use and serve as desired.
Tips and Tricks when Making Hard-Boiled Eggs
Making hard-boiled eggs is an easy snack. All you need is two pots of water- one pot of hot water to cook the eggs and then an ice water bath to cool them down.
How can I easily peel hard-boiled eggs?
Did you know that older eggs are actually easier to peel? If you have the choice between fresher or older eggs, choose the older eggs.
After hard-boiling the eggs, shock the eggs in a a bath of ice water to stop the cooking of the eggs. After a couple minutes of allowing the eggs to cool, crack the eggs gently on a counter or the bowl and then put them back into the ice water. Allowing the water to get in between the eggs and the shell.
Use a spoon or just your fingers to begin peeling the shell away from the egg white.
How long should I boil the eggs?
Boil the eggs for about a minute. Then turn the burner off and allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for about 10 minutes. Then transfer the eggs to ann ice bath and allow the eggs to sit for about 10 minutes.
What should I do with hard boiled eggs?
There are so many options for your hard-boiled eggs. You can make egg salad, keto deviled eggs or even slice the eggs and add them to salads. You can also easily dye these hard-boiled eggs for Easter.
How long will hard-boiled eggs last?
Hard-boiled eggs will last in your fridge for up to 7 days, peeled or unpeeled. It’s best to store the eggs in an airtight container.
How many minutes should I cook my eggs for a soft-boiled egg?
If you want that perfectly soft yolk for a soft-boiled eggs, just take the eggs out of the hot water early. Allow them to sit in the hot water bath for only 4 to 5 minutes instead of the full 10 minutes.
If you want a soft yolk that isn’t quite hard boiled nor liquid like a soft-boiled egg yolk, split the difference and leave the eggs in the hot water bath for 7 minutes or so.
My eggs cracked when they were boiling! What should I do?
Even if the shell of your uncooked egg looks perfectly solid, there is a small possibility of the egg being cracked by the boiling water. If you’re worried about this happening, or if you look down into your pot and see your eggs beginning to crack, add in a tablespoon of white vinegar. The vinegar will keep the egg whites together, even if the shell begins to break.
Recipes for Hard-Boiled Eggs
Now that you have hard-boiled eggs, what can kind of recipe are you looking for? The good news is that there are almost endless possibilities for boiled eggs.
- Dye your eggs for Easter
- Check out this Deviled Egg recipe
- Turn your eggs into Egg salad