Hard Boiling Eggs to Dye for an Egg Hunt?
Saturday, March 22, 2008

I followed these directions, and got nice bright, yellow yolks instead of the greenish-gray color I usually end up with when I just boil the eggs for 7 or 8 minutes.

Here's How:

  1. Place eggs in single layer in saucepan.
  2. Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  3. Cover pot with lid and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat and let stand.
  5. Large soft-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 1 to 4 minutes, depending on your tastes.
  6. Large hard-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 15 to 17 minutes.
  7. When cooked to desired level, drain off hot water.
  8. Immediately cover with cold water and add a few ice cubes.
  9. Soft-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until cool enough to handle. Serve.
  10. Hard-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until completely cooled. Use as needed.
[Yes. As a matter of fact I do feel like a little old lady for posting about how to get bright, yellow yolks in your hard-boiled eggs. I hope it brings joy to someone's life, making the ridicule I'm sure to get from my friends worth it.]

Time has flown by since last Easter, when we were still in Dallas, and spend the Saturday before Easter dyeing eggs with our friends. Miss you guys! I can't believe it's been a year already.

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

RIDICULE?!?! I'm so glad you posted this. I was JUST getting ready to boil some eggs for decorating. I totally want a nice yellow yolk. Isn't that helpful in making deviled eggs the next day? Wait...maybe that's the mustard. Who knows. At any rate, I'll be trying your recipe in a bit! Thanks!

March 22, 2008 at 3:18 PM 

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