I don’t know about you, but I judge perfect hard boiled eggs on two things… NO green ring and EASY to peel. It is easier to achieve both of those things than you make think! The key to making perfect hard boiled eggs on the inside is to not over boil. If the eggs are too hot for too long you will get that greenish-grayish ring around the yolk. Now, there are 2 keys to making eggs easy to peel…
1. Add baking soda to the water while boiling. Don’t use too much… just like 1/2 tsp or even a little less.
2. After the eggs are done cooking, give them a little crack and plunge them in an ice-water bath (I usually only do this if I am going to peel them right away. If I am going to use them for Easter eggs, I won’t crack them first.. I will just put them straight into the ice water bath).
There you have it! Easy peel hard boiled eggs (with no green ring).
- eggs (use eggs that are at least 3 days old.. if they are really fresh they don't peel as well)
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. (or less) baking soda
- Add eggs (making sure there is just a single layer on the bottom of the pot) to a large pot. Fill pot with COLD water until there is about 1" - 2" of water above the eggs.
- Add salt and baking soda. Bring water to a boil.
- Once water is boiling, reduce heat to medium and boil for about 1 minute. Cover pot and remove from heat.
- Let sit, covered, another 10-12 minutes. Strain water from pot and run COLD water over the eggs or put eggs in an ice-water bath until the eggs are cool to the touch.
- **If you are peeling the eggs right away, give them a little crack before cooling in the ice water bath... this will also aid in the peeling process.
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