Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How To: Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

I have a confession. I've become obsessed with hard-boiled eggs. Especially the perfectly cooked ones that come bagged at Trader Joe's. Problem is, 6 of those bad boys are $2.49, making them almost twice as expensive as a dozen regular eggs. Soooo in the interest of saving about $5-$10 a month, I decided to make my own.

I remembered watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa where she told viewers how to make "perfect" hard-boiled eggs with no green ring and beautiful yellow yolks. I decided to look up her method online, found here, and try it out for myself.

Result? Success! Literally perfect! And I honestly think they tasted better than the bagged ones I loved so much. So, here you go, a fool-proof method for making beautiful (and tasty!) hard-boiled eggs.

How To: Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Method by Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa
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*Place six eggs in a saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover the eggs fully.

*Bring water to a boil, then turn off heat. Let eggs sit for 15 minutes.

*Remove to a bowl or dish and let cool. Once cool, peel shell and enjoy your eggs! :)

all done!

Look how great the yolk looks??

looking pretty on Valentine's plates from my mom


  1. Wow - I was totally expecting there to be more to it - how simple is that!?! LOVE IT!!!!!

    1. I know! I was so intimidated about making them, but this was a breeze - and they really come out perfect every time!

  2. This is very similar to the method I found after much experimentation

    1. You're right, it is very similar - and works like a charm from your pictures! Thanks for sharing, Carole!


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