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!