Making perfect hard boiled eggs is trickier than you might think. While undercooking typically isn't an issue, overcooking is much more common and leads to a dry, blue yolk and a tough, rubbery white. Yuck. Here's a simple foolproof method that will produce perfect hard boiled eggs everytime.
This method can be used to make up to a dozen eggs.
- Place eggs in a large pot and cover with an inch of cold water. It's important that there's enough room for the eggs to be arranged in a single layer.
- On high heat, bring the water to a boil. Once the water reaches a boil, remove from heat, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes.
- While the eggs are resting, prepare an ice bath consisting of equal parts cold water and ice. Transfer the eggs to the ice bath and let sit for five minutes. Peel eggs and use. Or, store for up to 5 days.