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.
[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.]
- Place eggs in single layer in saucepan.
- Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
- Cover pot with lid and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat and let stand.
- Large soft-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 1 to 4 minutes, depending on your tastes.
- Large hard-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 15 to 17 minutes.
- When cooked to desired level, drain off hot water.
- Immediately cover with cold water and add a few ice cubes.
- Soft-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until cool enough to handle. Serve.
- Hard-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until completely cooled. Use as needed.
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.
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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