How to Boil Eggs

Hardboiled Egg

It may seem a little silly to have a post on how to boil eggs. However, the truth is most of the time we are doing this wrong. We end up with an egg that is hard to peel and a yolk surrounded by a greenish hue. This is only an indication that you are cooking your eggs for too long.

When you cook eggs correctly this does not happen. You will end up with an egg that you can peel without any problem. It is so frustrating when the shells stick to the egg white and you end up discarding half of your egg. You will also see a great difference in the egg yolk. It will be a nice and bright yellow all around. It will also taste better.

We will be splashing a little bit of vinegar into the pot with eggs and water. It matters not what kind of vinegar you use. The purpose of this is to help the egg white coagulate if one of your eggs breaks as it cooks. This way you will not have egg white all over your water.

This is how to boil eggs correctly:


Carefully place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Add a splash of vinegar.

Turn on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Once it is at a rolling boil turn off the heat and cover the pot. Set your timer to 12 minutes.

Prepare a bowl with ice water.

At 12 minutes transfer the eggs into the ice water and set your timer to 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes you can start peeling the eggs. The shells should come off very easily without sticking to the egg white and the yolks should be perfectly yellow.

You can store your eggs unpeeled or peeled. Eat them within 2 days.

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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