As a culinary school graduate there were many things we were taught. Eggs are one of the fundamental basics of cooking. In one of my classes one instructor was asking another how he hard boils his eggs. Each of them had different answers, but the same result. Some people put the eggs in when the water is boiling some, put them in right away, some turn the heat off and cover the pot and let them stand for a few minutes. There are probably countless ways, but this way has always worked perfectly for me. Ironically, my little brother is the one who taught me this method. Knowing how to perfectly hard boil them without overcooking them is important. If they are overcooked, you will see discoloration on the outside of the yolk. Make sure to buy fresh eggs! Older eggs will stand up near the bottom of the pan, and if they’re really old they will float to the top of the water. Also, remember to get yourself set up with an ice bath when the eggs are finished cooking.
THE METHOD IN STEPS:
- Put a four quart pot of COLD water on the stove with desired amount of eggs.
- Turn heat to medium-high
- Once water turns to a rolling boil, set a timer for 8:00 minutes.
- Once the timer goes off, take the eggs off the heat and put into the ice bath.
That’s it! It’s very easy and works for me every time. If you watched and enjoyed the YouTube video, I would appreciate it if you click the “thumbs up” button and consider subscribing! I will be posting regularly on Thursdays, and maybe more. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment here or on the video and I’ll be sure to respond!