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Whether you’re dying them for Easter, eating them for breakfast or making Deviled Eggs for brunch, the hard-boiled egg is in fact incredible.

I made Deviled Eggs the other day (check back tomorrow for recipes) and thought I’d show you an idiot-proof way to make the perfect hard-boiled egg.

 

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First, older eggs are easier to peel. When you buy eggs at the grocery, let them sit your refrigerator for at least a week before you boil them. Start by putting eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan.

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Cover eggs with at least an inch or two with COLD water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing them to a boil will help keep the eggs from cracking.

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Adding a 1/2 teaspoon of salt will also help keep the eggs from cracking and will also help make the eggs easier to peel.

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I also like to add a Tablespoon of vinegar. In the event that an egg does in fact crack, vinegar will prevent eggs whites from running out. It will not effect the taste.

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Turn the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. Let it boil for 30 seconds and immediately turn off the burner and remove pan from heat.

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Cover the pan with a tight lid and leave (off heat) for 12 minutes.

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Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.

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Once eggs have cooled completely, place eggs on a paper towel to dry.

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At this point, your options are endless. You can leave them in the shells and dye them for Easter or you can go ahead and peel them.

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To peel the hard-boiled eggs, lightly crack the shell all the way around on the counter. I like to peel eggs under cool running water. It helps the shell just slide off and washes off all the tiny bits of shell.

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Beautiful!

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Store hard-boiled eggs in an air-tight container (they will release odors) in the refrigerator for up to five days.

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Or go ahead and slice one open, add a little sea salt and eat it!

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Check back tomorrow for Deviled Eggs three ways. Perfect for your Easter Brunch!

 


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