I don’t know why I never remember how to boil eggs. It’s some sort of mental block. I always look it up, and everytime I find so many different methods that I never know which to follow. I’ve finally decided to add a preferred method to my recipe binder and be done with it. (Why didn’t I think of that sooner?) Through my experimentation, I’ve found two methods that work for me.
Method #1: Bring to Boil and Let Sit
For this method, I put my eggs with enough cold water to cover them into a saucepan and bring to a boil. I let them boil for about a minute, turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for 20 minutes. Then I drain off the water and recover them with cold water. I might do this a couple of times, I might not. I’ve never known it to make much of a difference to the finished product. It depends on when I want to use them. I rarely boil eggs in a hurry, so this method is perfect for me.
Method #2: Bake them!
For this method, I preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I put one egg into each of the muffin cups of a muffin tin. Then I bake them for 30 minutes. Once done, I cool them in cold water just like the previous method. This is a super simple method. The only issue is that a small brown burn mark appears on the eggs, and this spot has a strange texture. You can slice it off, but this is annoying when making deviled eggs. (If anyone knows how to avoid the burn mark let me know in the comments!)
I ALWAYS make extra hard boiled eggs. Everyone in my house enjoys them plain, as deviled eggs, in a tossed salad, or in egg salad sandwiches. I have no problem using them up!
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