One Good Egg
I am one of those people that has had to ask Google “how to boil eggs” probably more times than I should admit. For whatever reason, I just couldn’t remember! I must also confess, I would just pick a suggestion randomly, and they often didn’t even turn out well!
At last, by trial and error… I have finally achieved trial and success! These eggs are perfect! Yes, I said it… PERFECT, and I’m happy to share the super-easy-to-remember process with you too!
The “15-Minute Method”
Okay, I start out with my 2 quart pot (it’ll usually have a label on the underside or handle) – it’s like a medium sized pot. I like to stick with 7 or 8 eggs at the most.
I cook several at a time, because my Avey-baby will gobble them up like nobody’s business.
Plus, they fit perfectly in this sized pot…
Place them in the pot filled half way with tap water before turning the burner on – for obvious reasons. If you try to place eggs into hot water, it will hurt, people! Plus, you can’t drop them in, because they’ll crack… so, unless you want poached eggs, trust me.
Then bring it to a rolling boil and set the timer immediately to 10 minutes (once it’s boiling). I usually have to turn the heat down a bit halfway through, because the roll gets a little violent, and I’ve quickly given myself a poached egg or two. Do not, I repeat, do not put a lid on it.
Once the 10 minutes is up, remove the pot from heat and let them sit in the pot for an additional 5 minutes – still uncovered.
Once the 5 minutes is up, drop them into a prepared ice bath – I like to use this large, glass measuring cup, because it’s easy… I use it to scoop up a bunch of ice, and then I just pour the water out when it’s time to stick them in the fridge.
Plus, being that it’s glass, it’s easy to see how many eggs I have left and identify them as hard-boiled… You don’t want to stick ’em back in an egg carton and grab the wrong kind when you’re in a hurry.
These eggs have been perfect every time, and they’re a cinch to peel…
I call it the “15-Minute Method, because it takes exactly 15 minutes to achieve perfectly hard-boiled eggs. Lucky for me, it’s such an easy phrase to remember.
So, 10 minutes boiling and 5 minutes sitting in the hot water, removed from heat. Ice bath, peel, DONE!
Miss Avey would have to agree… She just downed three!