Friday, April 6, 2012

Ultimate Hard Boiled Eggs

In a large pan, cover eggs with 1 inch of cold water.

Critical step, keep a watchful eye on pan till it reaches a full boil.

Then cover and set pan on a cool back burner for exactly 10 minutes.

After exactly 10 minutes, remove eggs and place in an ice water bath and let set at least another 10 minutes.

Chilling stops the cooking and prevents the dark sulfur ring around the yolk which develops when eggs are overcooked.


Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,

My canaries don't seem to mind the dark sulphur ring which develops around the egg yolk! And if they think I'M immersing their hard boiled eggs in an icebath afterwards, my lettle feathered friends will be very disappointed!

Linda Hogan said...

Some of the old time breeders (now late) claimed the sulfur around the yolk was toxic to chicks. Perhaps some of you have an opinion on this??