This is the no fuss way to hard boil your eggs. I actually went and fed my baby while these were boiling, that’s how much I didn’t have to fuss over them!
- Put the eggs (I normally do about a dozen at a time) in a pot of water. Make sure the eggs are covered by at least an inch of water.
- Place the pot on your burner and bring the water to a boil.
- Once the water is boiling turn off the heat. Leave the pot on the burner and let sit for 10-12 minutes. It’s very hard to over cook eggs this way! (If your burner doesn’t retain heat when turned off, you may want to turn to low for a few minutes and then off)
- Strain the water and run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process.
- When peeling, don’t forget to throw your egg shells in your compost bin.
Tips and tricks:
When using farm fresh eggs like we have, I wait until they are about a month old. If you are buying from the store I suggest waiting a couple weeks since they are already a couple of weeks old.
I’ve heard that if you add a dash of salt to the water, it helps prevent cracking and makes the eggs easier to peel. I’ll have to try this one.
There you go! That’s all you got to do! Easy peasy!
Now you’ll have yourself some hard boiled eggs to make deviled eggs with (or whatever else you like!)