Anyone can boil a pot of water, right? And placing an egg into a pot of water and bringing it to a boil doesn't seem very tricky either, but it turns out - it is! Overcooking your hard boiled eggs will leave you with an unappetizing green line surrounding the yolk, and removing your eggs from the boiling water too early leaves you struggling with a runny mess. Ugh! Sounds like you're left with a "six of one and half a dozen of the other" kind of situation!
What's the key to a perfectly cooked, easy-to-peel hard boiled egg, you ask?
Ditch the potful of boiling water... and steam things up instead! First, bring your eggs to room temperature by setting them on the counter for 30 minutes prior to cooking. Next, add a small amount of water to the bottom of a large pot, insert a steamer basket, and turn up the heat. Once you've got a steady steam going, use a pair of tongs to gently place the eggs, one-by-one, into the basket.
After 9 minutes, immediately remove the pot from the heat. One at a time, submerge the eggs into the ice water, and allow them to cool for a moment or two. This step ensures a frustration-free, easy peel.
Many of life's tasks are inevitably difficult - but with these easy steps you can now take "making hard-boiled eggs" off of that list. Share this recipe with your friends and family, and spread simplicity!