There are as many possibilities of using boiled eggs as there are methods of making hard-boiled eggs. Hard-boiled egg is a perfect snack/appetizer. You can have for breakfast, dinner and lunch. Add slices of boiled egg on the top of a toast or a sandwich, as an additional ingredient to your salad or even soup.
As there is always a possibility to overcook or undercook products. Let’s have a look at how you can boil perfect hard-boiled eggs. You should be somewhat careful with eggs as you can get a slight sulphury smell when you overcook. And to avoid this you need to know some tips and tricks to use while boiling hard-boiled that we will share with you.
Before even starting talking about boiling, let’s make sure that we know which eggs are safe to use for cooking. You can easily check whether an egg is rotten or not by placing it in a bowl full of water. If egg fully sinks or sinks but stays on its one side, it is fine but if it were floating, I would highly recommend to get rid of it.
How long to boil an egg for hard-boiled eggs?
When you are boiling eggs, there is a big chance you can overcook or undercook them. However, luckily, there is a times chart with referential data on how long do you cook hard-boiled eggs depending on the type of cooking:
- How long after water boils you cook hard-boiled eggs? To get hard-boiled eggs, you should cook eggs in the simmering water for 8 to 10 minutes.
- How long do you boil eggs in rice cooker? You will get hard boiled eggs in the steamer in 12 minutes.
- How long to steam eggs to make them hard-boiled? You should steam eggs for about 15 minutes to get them to the consistency of a hard-boiled egg.
- How long does it take to make hard-boiled eggs in the microwave? Cook eggs for 10-12 minutes to get them to the hard-boiled state.
When you have information on how long it takes to cook hard-boiled eggs, it is easier to navigate all the ways in which eggs can be cooked. Having the data you can decide, which method suits your demands better. I will share with you two ways you can cook eggs by boiling them.
How do you hard boil eggs so they peel easily?
There are many ways to make hard-boiled eggs for your snack or salad. I will share with you two main methods that correspond to all my requirements. Tasty boiled eggs with tender but at the same time firm cooked through yolks and whites. They are easy to peel and without any visible nicks and gouges.
The main difference between these two methods is when you add eggs to water. When you pour cold water to the pot with eggs inside or when water is already boiling. My advice would be to try these two methods and decide which one better matches your requirements. As they have slightly different cooking time and boiling method which results on the taste of a boiled egg.
I also should draw your attention to the fact that it is better to use not so fresh eggs for boiling as fresher are harder to peel. Let your eggs sit in the fridge for a week before boiling.
Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs Recipes
In spite of the fact, that this method is one the first that comes to your mind and is considered the traditional one, it is no less effective. The, so-called, Boil-Simmer method for boiling eggs. You now can guess from its title that the main sequence will be as follow: boil eggs and then let them cook in simmering water.
Cuisine: International Type: Ingredient/Garnish Calories: 160 kcal (per 100 g) Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 13 min Ready in 28 min
Ingredients for Hard-Boiled Eggs:
- 4 eggs;
- 1 l water;
- 1 tbsp. salt.
Specifically this recipe does not require constant supervision, to my mind. You, in any case, know your stove and your pans and pots. When I reduce heat to the state of water when it starts simmering, I just note the time. And I can, for example, prepare other ingredients for an egg sandwich. I also have to admit, that usually I wait no more than 5 minutes for eggs to cool down. I have no patience at all. Here is the basic template for you to follow:
- This first step is optional. You can wash eggs under cold running water before adding them to the saucepan.
- Place eggs in a deep saucepan with heavy bottom. Pour cold water to cover eggs (water should be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) above eggs. Now is the time to add one tablespoon of salt. I would advise you not to skip this step as it helps to prevent eggs from cracking.
- Turn on high heat on the stove and get water with eggs to boil. It is very important not to overlook this moment. If you let eggs cook while the water is actively boiling, you may risk cracking them.
- So, at the exact moment when water starts boiling, lower heat to minimum or medium (depends on the type of stove you have). Cook eggs for 8-10 minutes in briskly simmering water.
- In 10 minutes, move eggs from simmering water to the bowl with cold water (and you can add cubes of ice). Let eggs cool for 10 minutes in an ice water bath.
- And the last step to make is to peel eggs. For the sake of convenience, I like to peel eggs under running water. So, I crack an egg all over, lightly press it to some hard surface and only then take it under the water and start peeling process from the fat end where the air pocket is located. If you are going to use eggs right away, pat them dry with paper towels.
This method is the most convenient for me to use. May be it is simply the matter of habit but I highly recommend it to you. Whites turn out firm and tender at the same time and the yolk is slightly moist. If you want to have yolk really firm and floury, add those 2 minutes after you have boiled eggs for 8 minutes.
How many calories are in a hard-boiled egg?
There are 160 Calories per 100 grams of boiled eggs.
As a rule, 1 large egg that weighs about 50-60 g has about 80-96 Calories.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe – Second Method
This method of cooking eggs is mostly known under Simmer Method name. That means that you add eggs to already boiling water on the stove and cook them while water is briskly simmering. I was looking for the way to boil eggs so they peel easily and came across this method. Decided to try it and, well, I can say whether they peeled easier enough to make this method my favorite for boiling eggs for this reason. However, the egg yolk was so yummly jammy after boiling. It takes less time for the process of boiling, but you have to spend time warming up eggs to the room temperature.
Type: Ingredient/Garnish Cuisine: International Calories: 160 kcal (per 100 g) Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 8 min Ready in 38 min
Use following recipe as a baseline:
- In advance, take eggs out of the fridge. For this method, you need to warm up eggs to the room temperature for them not to crack during cooking process. There is also another way to prevent this from happening. My grandma once showed me the trick that I am about to share with you: take an average needle and make a small hole in the egg at the fat end.
- Pour cold water to the saucepan; add salt. There should be enough water in the pan to cover all the eggs.
- Boil water in a saucepan on the high heat. You can use this time for warming up eggs, if they are still cold (simply rinse them under warm water).
- Lower the heat to medium and add eggs carefully to the actively simmering water with a tablespoon.
- Boil eggs for 10 to 12 minutes (depending on the size of the egg).
- Cool down eggs in a cold-water bath before peeling.
If you are boiling eggs for the first time this post will be very helpful for you to get all the necessary information and calculations on how to get that hard-boiled eggs that you need. Or simply you need to check some information. Please, do not forget to leave your feedback. Was the article helpful and have you found data that you have been looking for?