Cooking eggs in the shell is a great art. Though it seems to be very easy task to cook hard boiled eggs, but when you actually boil eggs most of the time they turn out to be soft or medium boiled, or do you end up with a grey or green tinge around the eggs.
Well you have reached the right spot and after learning these simple tips you will actually turn into an eggs – pert in no time. Read on to learn the right method on how to peel and how to cook the boiled eggs perfectly.
Hard Boiled Eggs – the right method
1 For cooking hard boiled eggs place the eggs in a pot of cold water and see to it that they are completely submerged in water.
2 Partially cover the pot and bring the water to boil. When the water starts boiling, turn the heat to low and let the eggs boil for 12 to 13 minutes.
3 After boiling the eggs remove them from the hot water and put them in a bowl of ice cold water for 4 to 5 minutes to prevent from further cooking.
Tips to cook the perfect hard boiled eggs
1 Check the eggs thoroughly and select the ones which do not have any visible cracks.
2 If you plan to use refrigerated eggs, I would strongly advice you to bring them to room temperature first before you start cooking. Keep the eggs in warm water for 5 minutes. Eggs which are at room temperature are less likely to crack in the hot water.
3 In case some cracks do come along while boiling eggs do not panic simply add a tablespoon of salt to the water. The salt will help immensely to speed up the denaturing of the cracked egg white, and will also aid in stopping the egg white from feathering into the water.
Tips to peel the hard boiled eggs perfectly
1 Place the boiled eggs in ice cold water immediately after they are cooked, as it helps the papery membrane to stick to the shell, instead of to the egg. This makes the egg much easier to peel and also stops them from over cooking if kept in the same hot water after cooking.
2 Add little white vinegar in the boiling water; the vinegar helps to soften the shell nicely making it slip off easily. A time tested household remedy for peeling boiled eggs quickly and perfectly.
Follow these tips to make one of the optimum and easiest edible delight with contains just 70 calories, and is extremely filled with nature’s most perfect form of protein.