Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Do you want your dyed eggs to be as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside?  You know, that perfectly cook egg white wrapped around a bright yellow yoke.  Just follow these simple instructions for beautiful hard boiled eggs every time.

  • Place your egg in saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring water to boil and boil egg for 3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and let egg set in hot water for 8 minutes.
  • Remove egg from pan. 
That's all folks :-)

*If you are using farm fresh eggs or extremely fresh eggs, any boiling method will make them difficult to peel. Super fresh eggs should be steamed for easy peeling. You can find great instructions on steaming here:

~The Lemonista


  1. I never have problems with my insides, it's my outsides I have issues with Erin. Do I peel right away and burn the heck out of my fingers or do I let cool? Do I use eggs that are a week old, a couple days old, fresh from the market? HELP! I remember last year I had a heck of a problem with my whites sticking to my shells and my deviled eggs didn't turn out as pretty as I'd hoped.

  2. Erin ~The LemonistaApril 5, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    The older the egg the easier it is to peel. I think week old eggs are the best for deviled eggs, etc. The only way I know to get a super fresh egg to peel nicely is to steam it rather than boil it.

  3. I'm using your method as I type for our Easter eggs :) Do I need to run the eggs under cold water after they are cooked to help the shells come off easier tomorrow and the days following? Or should I take them out of the pot and put them directly into the refrigerator?

  4. Erin ~The LemonistaApril 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Either way is fine. I ran mine under cool water so I could handle them to dye them right away.