Want to cook the perfect hard boiled egg? Would you believe that hard boiled eggs can be cooked even without a shell?
The perfect hard boiled egg has a nice yellow yolk that is stays intact when you use an egg slicer to cut it. If the egg is not perfect, the yolks eggs will look mushy or get too hard because it was under or over cooked.
There are two ways to cook the perfect hard boiled egg. Using the first method you can come out with great eggs to decorate for Easter. The second method enables you to make hard boiled eggs without the shell.
Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs With Shell
The kitchen equipment that you will require would be a sauce pan with a tight fitting lid. You also need a slotted spoon to take the eggs out when cooked to immerse in a bowl that contains water to cool before peeling. The only ingredients that you need are eggs, water, and salt.
1. Place the hard boiled eggs in the sauce pan. Make sure that they are not overcrowded. Cover with an inch of water and add in one tablespoon of salt. Cover.
2. Over high heat, bring the water to a rapid boil. Close the heat and allow the eggs to stay in the hot water for twelve minutes. Make sure not to remove the cover.
3. Take the eggs out using the slotted spoon. Transfer to the bowl with enough water to cool them. When cool enough to handle, remove from water and peel.
Using this method you will be able to save on fuel. It also provides you with the option to make soft boiled eggs as by leaving them in the covered sauce pan for five minutes instead of twelve.
Cooking Eggs Without Shell
The other way to cook perfect hard boiled eggs would entail the use of special egg boiling containers called Eggies. This facilitates cooking only the egg without a shell.
When you use this method, you may cook only the egg yolks, egg whites, and may even add fillings. Put into the eggs herbs like parsley, chopped bits of meat like ham, grated carrots – there are hardly any limits of what you can put into these hard boiled egg cooking containers.
The egg or part of the egg that you wish to use is simply slipped into the Eggies. Then you place this in the saucepan filled with water to boil. To remove, twist off the top.
You will have a dome shaped hard boiled egg. One side of the cooked egg will be flat. This makes the eggs a little easier to chop as they won’t roll around and it makes great presentation even without slicing. Before cooking, you can add herbs like parsley, chopped bits of meat like ham, grated carrots – there are hardly any limits of what you can put into these hard boiled egg cooking containers.
This process eliminates the trouble of having to remove the shells from a cooked egg. This is a difficult process as it is work intensive and you have to transfer the egg into cold water, wait for them to cool, before peeling them.
Use any of these two methods to cook the perfect hard boiled egg. One is the good old way and the other allows you to make neatly package egg dishes that are ready to serve or take along.