Hard boiled eggs have so many uses from appetizers, salads, snacks, or dying for Easter. This simple method makes perfect hard boiled eggs every time.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
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Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
To boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Do not add more eggs than a single layer or they will not produce the perfect hard boiled egg.
Cover the eggs with fresh water, plus about 1 to 2 inches of water. Add baking soda. Place saucepan onto stovetop at medium-low heat and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Cover and remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to sit for 12 minutes. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop all cooking.
To peel eggs, simply tap them on their sides onto a hard surface such as a counter top. Then, carefully peel the shell away. If the eggs seem hard to peel, I've found peeling them under a slight stream of running, cold water to be helpful. Eggs, once peeled, may stay in an airtight container for 5 days.