It may seem a bit strange to you that a blog normally covering Tech news and Celebrity gossip would do a post on how to make the perfect Hard Boiled Eggs, but Easter is here and we may as well get in the spirit of things, right?
Plus, for a guy who makes a living watching developing trends online, it amuses me to no end how many people are searching for hard boiled egg recipies and how to make hard boiled eggs. Reminds me of what my mother used to say when I was younger "...she doesn't even know how to boil an egg."
So without further ado:
Here's how to make perfect hard boiled eggs every time
Place your eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Place the saucepan on the stove on medium to high heat and bring the water to a boil. Once the water starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer the eggs for 7-8 minutes.
Then remove the eggs and quickly place them in iced water. If the hard boiled eggs are left too long in the hot water, a green film forms around the yolk. Cooling them quickly in iced water prevents this film from forming. Cooling them quickly will also cause the hard boiled eggs to shrink slightly in the shell, making for easier peeling later.
If you'll be eating the eggs right away and you want them warm, only leave them in the iced water for 10-15 seconds before peeling.
You can eat them right away, dye them for easter or store them in the refrigerator for up to a week and they'll be ok.
There you go. That's how you make perfect hard boiled eggs every time. :-)