Whether you’re whipping up egg salad sandwiches for a Friday Lenten meal or making a batch of these delicious Southwest Chipotle Deviled Eggs, it all starts with a perfect hard boiled egg. I’m talking about one with firm, bright whites and a creamy yellow center with no trace of that blue-brown ring that screams poorly cooked egg. On its surface, hard boiling an egg seems like an easy task. Just fill a pot with water, add eggs and boil. But, for whatever reason, those eggs can be a bit finicky, over or under cooking for a myriad of reasons. Luckily, I have come up with a method that is fool-proof and simple. So, get yourself a dozen fresh eggs and get crackin’!
Hard Boiled Eggs
- 12 fresh eggs (I prefer Organic)
- Place eggs in a medium size pot and fill with enough water to cover the eggs, plus an inch.
- Place over medium-high heat and cover. Set a timer for 20 minutes.
- Cook until water comes to a boil.
- Once boiling, remove cover and lower heat to medium. Continue cooking until timer goes off.
- Remove from heat and drain. Add several cups of ice to the pot and then add water.
- Let cool for 3 – 4 minutes and then peel.