‘Tis the season for seeing eggs everywhere! The plastic ones, the candy ones, and, in our house, the hard boiled ones. Many folks this time of year color hard boiled eggs but, for us, hard boiled eggs are a staple during the Lent season. We keep a few in the fridge for snacking but we love egg salad sandwiches for lunch on Fridays. My honey’s favorite is a simple egg and onion. I prefer to spice it up and add cayenne pepper or Coleman’s mustard to my light mayo.
I happen to have the house to myself this week and came to a realization. He is always the one to boil the eggs. He has it down to a science. I know it seems silly but, I do not. However, I decided that while he is away, I will practice. So, I have perfected my boiled egg method and have decided to share it with you.
The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
I did some research and found there are actually quite a few different ways to achieve a hard boiled egg. There is even a method where you put them in a muffin tin and bake them! The best way for me was the following:
- Place the eggs in a sauce pan and fill with cold water until the eggs are covered by a couple inches.
- Turn heat on high. Once a boil begins, remove from heat and place a tight lid on the pan.
- Let sit for exactly thirteen minutes.
- Move the eggs to an ice bath and wait five minutes.
- Now, crack and peel dipping into the ice water as needed.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to peel them! I almost hated to chop up the beautiful eggs for my egg salad. Since I was practicing my egg skills, I decided to create a new recipe. I had been craving Chicken Curry and, to satisfy that craving, made my own version with the egg salad.
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 4 hard boiled eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (I wanted to try apple cider vinegar but was out)
- One small Granny Smith apple cubed (Maybe I thought this was a good idea because I didn’t have the desired vinegar. Ha! I couldn’t taste it too much but added a fun crunch.)
- Salt and Pepper as desired
Mix it up and eat it! I had it on crackers instead of a sandwich this time. I think that if I try it again, I’ll use more traditional curry type ingredients. With that being said, it was tasty and totally satisfied my craving.
I hope that my hard boiled egg tips help if you are having trouble getting that perfect hard boiled egg.