Chances are, there is a batch of hard-boiled eggs in your near future. You might be dying them with your kids for a fun Easter project, or perhaps you are deviling them to take to your great aunt's annual Easter Bonnet Brunch. In some cases, you might even be using the eggs you dyed with your kids to make the deviled eggs you'll be taking to you great aunt's annual Easter Bonnet Brunch. 10-4? Roger that?
But you know what I hate? When I try to peel hard-boiled eggs, and instead of having the shell slip smoothly off, it takes huge chunks of the white part of my egg along with it. Instead of looking like smooth, delicious egg, it looks like it's been through hell and back. It's a sad, sad, sight, and makes for a very unappetizing deviled egg if I do say so myself. Let's make sure that never happens again, shall we?
The Secret to Easy-Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Place your eggs in a large sauce pan, and fill with just enough water to cover the eggs by 1 inch.
- Bring the water to a boil over high heat, and then remove from heat and cover.
- Let stand for 7 minutes.
- Drain, and then immediately submerge your eggs into a bowl filled with ice water. I normally use two trays of ice to ensure that the water is really, really cold!
- Let your eggs hang out in the ice water for about 5 minutes, then drain again and start cracking. The shells will slide right off your perfectly cooked, hard-boiled eggs, and you'll be the star of Easter. Actually, Jesus is the star of Easter. Don't get ahead of yourself.
PS-Did you know there are over 50 ways to devil eggs? They all sound really good, but I think I'll play it safe and stick to the classic recipe this year. How about you?