With Bunny Day just around the corner, I have been busy hard boiling eggs for decorating tonight. This is the first time that Mr. Pea’s mom and I will be decorating eggs together and I am so excited! I feel like a little kid again! Last October we carved pumpkins together and it was so much fun! Mr. Pea’s mom and I always have a good time together, I’m really lucky to have such a great mother-in-law! Every year Mr. Pea’s mom gives Mr. Pea and I an Easter basket filled with candy and goodies just like when I was little, it is too cute! So this year I am going to create an Easter basket for her, because she deserves it!
I am so excited to dye eggs tonight, I have dyed eggs in the past, but it is usually just me doing it by myself and creating a big mess. In fact, I think there is a yellow stain on our kitchen counter from me dying eggs a couple of years ago that is FINALLY disappearing, thankfully, because Mr. Pea will never let me live that one down!
I have been reading about different egg dying techniques to get prepared for tonight, and one of them I read said that you don’t even hard boil the eggs, you just poke a hole in the egg and blow out the yolk. I never knew people did this, this takes all the fun out of it doesn’t it? Who doesn’t like a hard boiled egg?
Anyways, until recently hard boiling eggs was something I would never do, because I always struggled with getting them cooked properly. I tried using this egg timer before and I can honestly say I have no use for it anymore, because I am a hard boiling egg master! So I thought I would write a post about how to properly hard boil eggs so they come out perfect every time, I promise!
First thing you need to know about hard boiling eggs is that you should use week old eggs, you will thank me in the long run. You want to use week old eggs, because the fresher eggs the harder they are to peel. So if you want to make the peeling experience easier, try boiling eggs that have been in your fridge for a week or so.
Next, place eggs in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cover them with cold water. Make sure the tops of the eggs are covered by at least an inch of water. How much water will depend on the size of the pot, but in general, a bigger pot is better. Crowding the eggs risks cracking them.
Bring the water to a full boil, uncovered.
Remove the pot from the heat and cover it. Let the pot stand untouched for 17 minutes.
Remove the boiled eggs from the water and transfer them to a bowl of cold water for 15 minutes, I add a couple ice cubes to the water to help it remain chill as you add the hot eggs to the water.
Dry off and place in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Peel and enjoy! I like mine with a little salt, pepper and paprika 🙂
***Photos of decorated eggs coming soon 🙂