Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

It’s time to start hard boiling those eggs so you can get them dyed for Easter! Your eggs do not have to have green or chalky yolks at all either – I promise you if you follow these instructions they will be perfect!

  • First – use older eggs. I do not mean expired, just not super-duper-just-out-of-the-chicken-fresh. Eggs that are a little older do better for hard boiling.
  • Place one dozen jumbo eggs (or extra large) in a large stock pot and cover with cold water.
  • Now turn your stove burner onto high and bring the water to a good boil.
  • As soon as this happens take your pot off the burner (and turn it off).
  • Now let the eggs sit for 16 minutes.
  • While your eggs are cooking prepare a large bowl of ice water.
  • As soon as the 16 minutes are up gently take the eggs from the pot and place into the ice water bath.
  • Let them stay there for at least 15 minutes.
  • Dry and store in the fridge.

Your eggs will come out with a nice sunny yellow and creamy yolk just like you see above! They also should be easy to peel!