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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter: 3 Ways

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


Are you getting ready to dye hard boiled eggs for Easter this afternoon? Looking for the best way to get those eggs hard boiled? Here are three foolproof ways to get perfect eggs in no time! From Julia Child’s method for pristine peeling, to the tried and true method to adding baking soda to the water, here are all the tricks of the hard boiling trade.

1. Perfectly Easy Hard Boiled Eggs: This is my favorite method. You simply cover the eggs with 1″ of water in the pan. Bring it to a boil and then cover and turn off the heat. Fifteen minutes later and you transfer to a bowl of cold water and you’re done. That’s it. Easy peasy and not a lot of effort.

2. Julia Child’s Perfectly Peelable Hard Boiled Eggs: Exactly as above, the only difference being that once you have transferred the eggs to their cold-water bath, they get one more brief dip into a boiling pot to pull the shell away from the egg and then back into the cold. It’s a bit more work, but these egg shells slip right off, making them great if you’re planning to serve your eggs as deviled eggs.

3. Baking Soda Eggs with “Blowable” Shells: Add baking soda to the water when cooking apparently makes eggs easier to peel. I haven’t tried this, but I’ve heard people have had mixed results. You can also add a bit of salt to the water to help prevent cracking.

Want more hard-boiled egg recipes? Check out Ova Done It? What to do with your Easter egg leftovers

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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