Hard boiled eggs are a healthy snack for kids all year round. This is our favorite method for making perfect hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel – every time.
My kids love hard boiled eggs, and I am glad that they enjoy this healthy snack. This is my favorite hard boiled egg solution so far – and it’s simple!
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs that Peel Easily
Put the eggs in a pan of cold water, bring to a rolling boil, remove from the burner, and let sit, covered for 15 minutes. Then (and this is important, if you want them to be easy to peel), transfer them to a bowl of cold water. I add ice to the bowl to keep the water cold – and take some of the water out as it warms up, adding more ice (hence the photo). Mike prefers to keep swapping the water until the eggs are cold to maximize the “shock” effect.
A Fun Way to Decorate Hard Boiled Eggs
Of course, I usually roll a few of the hot eggs in crayon shavings first, which makes them harder to peel, but very pretty! Want a mini science project for the kids? Have them watch closely as you transfer the eggs into the ice water – you can see the heat rising from the eggs in the water!
These eggs taste great, and are never green. My kids adore them – so much so that, the first time I made them this way, Emma actually cried because I wouldn’t let her have more than two for lunch!
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