May 22, 2013

How to Hard Boil Eggs perfectly?

             What - are you kidding divya? I am sure this is what comes to mind when a viewer reads this post. Well this may be easy for expert cooks but for a person like me who din't know where the salt or sugar in the kitchen was some years ago, this is for them: the starters in the field of cooking. 


           Anything getting cooked has a cooking time and I totally agree to this point because we cannot eat things that are over cooked or under cooked. This goes for Eggs too. Boiling eggs is also an art because if your eggs are not perfectly boiled then they will be difficult to peel, hard inside or sometimes greasy. Some people say the method I describe below loses eggs' proteins and some say starting with cold water takes a long time in cooking process and some just boil egg and water and switch off and let the egg sit for some time in that water.

             Anyway, it is this method that gives me eggs boiled just right without getting them harder or uncooked. So to get that perfectly boiled, soft and peel easy eggs - here we go ;)

Eggs - 5 no's (or how many you need to boil)
Water - 5 cups (1 cup per egg)
Salt - 1 teaspoon

  • Boil water in a pan. Add salt and eggs and set the heat to medium.

  • Allow the eggs to cook exactly 10 minutes. Switch off stove and drain the boiled water and replace with cold water.

  • Let it sit for 3 minutes, drain the water and peel the eggs.

  • Your perfectly Boiled eggs are ready.