Hard-boiled eggs that turn out right every time


It’s amazing how some easy kitchen tasks can turn out to be difficult. For a long time, I had a hard time hard-boiling an egg correctly. The yolks would either have that gray line around outside, or the egg wouldn’t be cooked all the way through. It was frustrating, and I tried a few different ways until I figured out what worked consistently for me.

Since it’s Easter, many people will likely be decorating eggs, so I thought this was an appropriate time for this post.

Put six eggs (or however many you want) in an empty pot. Fill the pot with cold water to about an inch above the eggs. Place the pot on a burner turned to high.

When the water starts to have a rolling boil — usually about 8-10 minutes — turn off the burner and immediately remove the pot from the heat. Let stand for a minute or two. Then, using a slotted spoon, remove the eggs and place them in a bowl. Let sit until completely cool.

That’s it. Really. Happy Easter.