The Deviled-Egg season is around the corner, and you have to stand up again against the boiling of the egg. It is a seemingly simple task to cook an egg hard, but it still tends to be inconsistent and frustrated.
Undercooked or overcooked, mysterious green egg yolk or hard-shelled eggs are traps that even experienced cooks can fall into.
Before you find yourself in an egg shell cemetery, curse the devil and his eggs as an irresistible potluck Snack you have I just can not stop, think of these eight methods to prepare the perfect hard-boiled eggs.
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Old-fashioned methods: dipping or not dipping
If you're a cooking purist who does not care about gadgets to get the job done, there are two methods you should consider when using your most basic cooking utensils : Pot, timer and slotted spoon. Believe it or not, perfectly cooked eggs are within reach of your old school heart.
. 1 Start with submerged eggs.
If you start with your big eggs, already submerged in cold water, and then bring them to a boil over a high heat, the eggs can cook more slowly and with less risk of cracking. Belly Full suggests a process in which the pot is covered and removed from the heat when the water boils. The cooking time is about 12 minutes to get firm, but creamy egg yolk. (Timings are also available for soft-boiled eggs.) Delicious Meets Healthy offers a similar process, but keeps the pot on the heat for a quicker result: hard-boiled in 6 to 7 minutes.
In both cases, you should have an ice water bath that will shock the eggs to stop the cooking process and make it easier to peel the eggs. (Or a tip: Add some baking soda to the water to make the eggs peel more easily.)
2. Drop eggs into boiling water
A quirky little kitchen doodad can help you keep up with cooking times.
The argument of placing eggs directly in boiling water is one of the permanence. Not all stoves or pots are the same, and boiling the eggs that are already in the pot may take a different number of minutes, depending on the tools available. If you put eggs with a slotted spoon in already boiling water, you have more control over the temperature and the overall cooking time, as with this method by blogger Jessica Gavin.
Gavin also notes that it can be harder to peel fresh eggs. So, if you're in the habit of buying eggs from the farmers market, you might want to plan a week or two in advance to save the frustration of a speckled crater from buying hard-boiled eggs in pots or traditional supermarket eggs that have probably been spent out of the barn for some time to have. Room temperature eggs also prevent cracks from being caused by dropping cold eggs into boiling water.
Let your devices guide you.
You may be cooking too hard for yourself to rely on basic cooking methods. You are well-informed and will need a little help. Fortunately, any number of devices you have collected over the years can be used to produce perfectly cooked eggs.
. 3 Rice Cooker Boiled Eggs
This 6-cup rice cooker with steamer can also be used as an egg cooker with creative application.
It's a slightly longer process, but with a cup of water and a bit of patience, as demonstrated by My Heart Beets, you can take care of nice soft or hard-boiled eggs.
. 4 Cooked Eggs from Slow Cooker
This 7-liter crock pot can make a lot of eggs.
The thing about slow cookers is that they cook slowly. Very slowly. So this is the perfect method for those who plan in advance, as described by Wanna Bite, if you want to return to perfectly cooked eggs after your morning poolside.
. 5 Air Fryer Boiled Eggs
Ninja your eggs in hard-boiled template.
Not to be confused with fried eggs. Using a low fryer air fryer will give you evenly boiled eggs in about the same amount of time needed to cook on the stove. However, an excellent tip from Recipe Diaries is to experiment with one or two eggs before going in for a dozen or so to see how your fryer behaves for the task, adjusting the temperature or time accordingly.
. 6 Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
One of the most versatile kitchen utensils in the past can help you prepare these eggs. You'll love the method of Gimme Some Oven to stir hard-boiled eggs. Perfect for those spontaneous picnic invitations. You can be this deity who has made basic devilish eggs in just half an hour.
Egg-Specific, Egg-Specific Devices
Because it is the 21st century and you can of course invest in devices that are specifically designed for this purpose, eggs and eggs alone.
. 7 Fast Egg Maker
This device is made especially for eggs and the egg lover in you.
This is literally as easy as it gets: in a compact device, six eggs are suddenly steamed to hard boiled perfection. (You can also prepare poached eggs, scrambled eggs, egg whites, and omelets with the included attachments.) If you're the one you always count on, bringing devilish eggs for the occasion, there are more than one on this occasion Season this could be just the thing for you.
. 8 Silicone Egg Molds
A reasonably priced egg gadget that makes cooking child's play and prevents peeling. Score.
If you are feeling really devilish it is possible to create the look of hard-boiled eggs without solving the puzzle of how to cook them in their bowls. These silicone molds are designed to give raw shellless eggs in boiling water while maintaining the shape of the whole egg. You can also season the eggs yourself before cooking. Does that count as hard? The devilish egg is in the details, as they say.
This article was originally written by Pamela Vachon.