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American | How To Hard-Boil an Egg

Posted on April 22, 2011

Everyone has hard-boiled an egg. Seems easy enough, except that my eggs frequently turned out with rubbery whites and greenish yolks. I set out to make the perfect hard-boiled egg. Here was the method that worked. The eggs turned out just right. Whites had nice consistency and yolks were creamy.

hard-boiled eggs



1 teaspoon baking soda



Put eggs in a saucepan and fill with cool water, cover the eggs by about an inch or two. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water, this makes the eggs easier to peel. Place the saucepan on high heat and bring the water to a boil.

Once the water starts boiling, remove the pan from heat and cover with a lid. Let the eggs sit for 10 minutes.

While you are waiting, prepare an ice bath for the eggs. Once the eggs are ready, gently crack and place each egg into the ice bath to cool down. After about 3 minutes, remove from bath and peel.

If you are going to leave the eggs their shells rather than use right away, skip the cracking and peeling steps.