I have been making hard boiled eggs for years. Since my husband and I have started on our new real food journey, I have been posting a lot of our meals on Instagram. One question I am often asked is how do you make your hard boiled eggs? Do you boil them? Do you bake them? If you boil them, how long do they take?
I decided if one person was curious to know, there are probably a lot more people who want to know, so I decided to share my method with you!
- Put your desired number of eggs into a pot (no more than one layer high).
- Add water to the pot until the eggs are just covered.
- Place the pot on the element and turn on high (with no lid).
- Once the water comes to a roiling boil turn the element off, move the pot to a cold element, put the lid on the pot and set the timer for 20 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, pour the hot water out of the pot and add cold water. Leave the eggs sit in the cold water for 5 minutes.
- Dry off the eggs and they are done!
Some helpful tips:
- I find the older eggs peel better than fresh eggs.
- If you can have the eggs at room temperature before starting the process it also makes the eggs a little easier to peel, but I have not done that in a long time, because I am a busy mom and forget to take out my eggs ahead of time.
Having hard boiled eggs in the house is so nice. They make a quick and healthy snack and taste delicious too!