The Absolute Best Way to Boil Eggs (Seriously… You Need to Try This)
It’s also totally rewarding when you get to the part where you peel the egg and it comes out perfect.
Not shell attached.
Half your egg isn’t missing or destroyed.
Come on, you know what I’m talking about.
It’s especially great since I eat two eggs a day… everyday.
Hard boiled is by FAR my favorite way to eat them… so easy, versatile and on-the-go-friendly.
Not only is this the best way to boil eggs [in the world], it’s also the most fun. You get to puncture your egg, people! Not sure if that’s a euphemism or what…
The Absolute Best Way to Boil Eggs
- Eggs, raw, best if slightly older eggs (no idea why)
- Large pot
In a medium/large pot, fill with just enough water so that when you do put the eggs into the pot, water will just cover them. Bring water to a boil. With a tack, puncture a small hole into the rounded side of each egg. Gently place each egg into the boiling water and boil for 10 minutes.
Once 10 minutes is up, drain the hot water and run cold water over the eggs for 1-2 minutes to cool.
Peel and enjoy!
Alternately, if you are going to enjoy all the eggs now, say for a Paleo Egg Salad or Paleo Deviled Eggs (see below), after cooling with water, drain all water, add a ice tray worth of ice to the pot, cover with lid, and shake gently. This will release the entire shell from each egg and you’ll have your perfect eggs to rinse and use as you please!
Need more egg ideas? Of course you do!
Sundried Tomato Spanish Egg Cups (remove the GF tortilla strips for Paleo!)
Hard Boiled Eggs & Smoked Salmon (my favorite!)