When it comes to the easiest food you can make, boiling eggs is the boss. It’s easy to do and takes less than 15 minutes to make. You don’t need much too; all you have to prepare are eggs, water and pot with cover! Hard boiled eggs are life-savers if you are very hungry. They’re good for breakfast and can give you energy that gets you through the day. They are also best for sandwiches, salads and many others.
So how long does it take to cook hard boiled eggs anyway? The secret lies to the amount of water and the time you have been boiling your eggs. If you wish to know the best way to come up with perfectly cooked boiled eggs then this is the recipe you should follow.
Things You will need:
- Cooking pot with cover
- In a saucepan or pot with cover, place the eggs and cover it with at least an inch or two of cold water. Don’t place more eggs in a small sauce pan as this will be overcrowded. Heat the pot and allow the water to come to a full boil.
- Turn off the heat and allow the hot burner to cook the eggs for about 12 minutes.
Note: Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water can help retain the egg whites from running out of the eggs.
- Strain the water and run the eggs under cold water to cool them quickly. This will also stop them from cooking any further.
Note: if you are cooking large sized eggs, cook them by batch and remove them with a slotted spoon into a bowl of ice water.
- Remove the shells and place them in a covered container if you don’t want to eat them right away. However they must be consumed within 5 days or they will spoil.