Maybe you know this trick. Maybe I’m late to the game. But in all my google searching I never came across this until my sister-in-law taught me. So for all those wondering, let me share with you the best life hack ever…
This process is not mind-blowing or difficult in anyway. Here are the five easy steps to make the perfect hard boiled eggs. The kind that slip right out of the shell and have the perfect yellow inside.
Step 1: Bring eggs to room temperature. This means setting them out 4-5 hours before you plan to boil them.
Step 2: Bring water to a boil first.
Step 3: Carefully place eggs in boiling water using a slotted spoon.
Step 4: Boil for exactly 11 minutes.
Step 5: Drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool
Done. This process takes a little preparation to set out the eggs well before you need to cook them. I previously made boiled eggs by placing in water first and then bringing water to a boil. Dropping eggs in boiling water can be dangerous and you risk breaking one, but it is made easier by using the spoon to guide the eggs into the water.
The result is a perfectly cooked egg with a yellow center and a shell that slides right off the egg. You are welcome!