Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Perfect Hard Cooked Egg

Folks across the countryside will be cooking eggs today, in preparation for 
the Family Easter Egg Dying Tradition.
Here are some reminders...

Do not use the eggs that are fresh from the supermarket.
Use the eggs that have been in your refrigerator for about a week...
They will be much easier to peel.

Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. 
Cover with cold water...about 1 inch over the eggs.

Bring the water to a boil.
Then turn off the heat and put the lid on the pan.
Set your timer for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, pour off the hot water,
add cold water...even ice cubes...
to stop the cooking process, and avoid overcooking your eggs.

(Here, I'm just letting them dry before putting them back in their cartons)

And remember...
You are never too old to dye Easter Eggs!


Take care,
~Natalie

5 comments:

Kit said...

What great photos! So very true, all ages need to dye eggs! Happy Easter! Kit

Barb said...

What fun for all ages!
Thanks for the egg cooking lesson...there is a science to it.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful and peaceful day!
Barb

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Natalie,

They come out perfect every time don't they!!! Have a wonderful Easter! OLM

M said...

You're right...you are never too old to color eggs...but you are too crazy to color eggs with 22 kindergartners and no help!

Happy Easter my friend :)

Pat said...

Never knew about not using freshly purchased eggs...this year we got them right from the chickens. No wonder the shells were sticky. Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday.