Ok, you might think it’s silly to write about such an easy thing to do. You might be surprised to find that a lot of people are not sure how to do basic things such as prepare an egg, or make a grilled cheese sandwich, or cook a pot of rice. If it turns out that people want more simple recipes like this, I’ll add more in the future. Just let me know!
Put all the eggs you want to boil into the pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 13 minutes. Cool by running cold water over the eggs in the sink.
That’s all folks!
- I’ve heard all kinds of more complicated methods: adding vinegar, cooling in ice water, cooking for more time. I just like to keep it super simple. These will stay fresh in the fridge for at least a week.
- Here’s an interesting way to tell the difference between boiled and raw eggs: spin it on the counter. The hard boiled egg will spin easily. The raw one will wobble.
- You can tell how fresh your eggs are if they float on end. When they float, they are not exactly fresh. :)