Ok, ya’ll know I had to start the post with a little mom humor pun. But now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get into it.
I absolutely love, love, LOVE boiled eggs. We love making hard-boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs, chicken eggs, duck eggs, scrambled, over easy, sunny side up, or any other eggs, I’m egg-crazy! I eat eggs for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! We love eggs so much that we got 15 chickens so they can lay fresh eggs for us daily. In short, eggs are a big part of our diet in our family.
Growing up in the 90s, eggs got such a bad rap. I still remember so many people, our parents included, avoided eating the egg yolk because supposedly eggs “cause high cholesterol.” Seriously, who came up with that?? People still pay extra to get scrambled egg whites, it’s crazy! But in truth, eggs are both delicious AND nutritious. Thankfully, eggs got their come back and now everyone knows how healthy they really are.
This brings me to today’s post. Sometimes, when I don’t know what to feed my kids, I’ll make them eggs in some shape or form; An egg salad sandwich, egg toast, or devilled eggs. Sometimes the best things are also the simplest! This is why today, I’m sharing with you my perfect boiled eggs recipes!
Fresh eggs have a tendency to be a little more stubborn when peeling, which is why I’ve found steaming is a bit easier than boiling in water. And also, rather than having the water boiled before placing in the eggs, it will run the risk of a cracked shell. The better method is to start timing once the water boils. This makes for the best hard and soft boiled egg every time.
Boiled Egg Instructions:
- Fill the pot with cold water
- Set the eggs in the pot
- Bring the water to boil
- When it boils, close the lid and start timing your eggs
- Make an ice bath. Get a bowl and add some water and ice
- When your eggs are ready toss them in the ice bath and make sure you leave them in there for 2 mins
- Crack, peel, and enjoy!
Note: if you see the green trim around the eggs that means you overcooked the boiled eggs.
- Heat up some water in a pot and when it boils use a steamer or bamboo steamer
- Once the water boils, turn the heat down to medium.
- Steam them until your liking.
- Let it run under cold water for 2 min or do an ice bath
- Crack, peel, and enjoy