July 28, 2012 by Britney
This is sad to admit, but I don’t think I have ever made hard-boiled eggs on my own. I usually only eat them when prepared by my grandma. But hard-boiled eggs are a great healthy option for salads and sides.
The biggest thing holding me back was the process. Getting the timing just right so that the egg yolk is the perfect texture or not over cooking them. After reading a couple of posts and tips, it didn’t seem like too large of a task.
There are a variety of methods to hard-boiling; I went for the one that had the least opportunities for mistakes. This means that you don’t have to “drop” the eggs into boiling water or attempt to spoon them out. You can also do this hard-boiled egg recipe for any amount of eggs. I based this recipe on 4 eggs since I’m the only one in the house who likes them, but you can use the general recipe for any amount.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Makes: 4 eggs, but recipe can be used for an quantity
- Medium sized saucepan
- Medium size bowl
- Lid to fit
- 4 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups water, plus 3 cups for ice bath
- 1 cup ice
- Place eggs into the bottom of the medium sized saucepan. Cover with water, you’ll want at least an extra inch of water covering the eggs.
- Over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Allow the eggs to cook for 1-2 minutes and periodically stir.
- After 2 minutes remove fro the heat and cover with the lid. For large eggs allow to sit for 15-16 minutes before continuing on. If using extra large eggs you’ll need a little more time, about 17 minutes. And for small eggs only let sit for 13 minutes.
- While the eggs are cooking prepare an ice bath. Pour water into appropriately sized bowl and add ice.
- Once the eggs have finished cooking, gently drain water and move eggs from the saucepan to the ice bath. Let eggs cool for 15-20 minutes. *You may need to add more ice as the eggs cool.