This year I found my favorite hard boiled egg solution so far – and it’s simple! 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). 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!
Do you have a favorite way to decorate hard boiled eggs that we should try? How about a favorite egg salad recipe?