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Hard Boil Eggs without Egg Yolk turning Green

Make Hard Boil Eggs that come out perfect each and every time.  Whether you are boiling eggs for Easter fun or for game night or for your dinner table. Plus why does eggs turn green and how to prevent that green ring around the yolk

 
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We use boiled eggs in so many ways such as deviled eggs, egg salad, tuna fish salad, and potato salad.   Eggs are the perfect little nutrition rich food.   Each egg has 75 calories, 5 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein and vitamins and minerals and against some common belief, eggs are good for you.

 

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Eggs should be cooked according to taste but never overdone.   Cooked to a perfect yellow yolk never overcooked with that touch of greenish gray surrounding the yolk.    And it’s easier than you think to have gorgeous eggs each and every time.

 

Why do eggs turn green and are they safe:

This answer could be complicated when you start explaining the science for most of of us it’s simple.  The green ring around the yolk of a hard boiled eggs occurs because it is boiled too hard and too long.   Our method will prevent that your hard boiled eggs from turning green and make perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs each and every time.   And as per the USDA the green is safe to eat, it’s just basically overcooked.   Even scrambled eggs can turn green when cooked too long also. 

 

How to Cook Perfect Hard Boil Eggs

  • Place eggs in single layer in a saucepan.
  • Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  • Cover pot with lid and bring to a full boil over medium heat.
  • As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat, cover 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 the desired level, drain off the 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.

 

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How to Cook a Perfectly Boiled Egg

Make Hard Boil Eggs that come out perfect each and every time. Whether you are boiling eggs for Easter fun or for game night or for your dinner table. Plus why do eggs turn green and how to prevent that green ring around the yolk
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hard Boiled eggs, Perfectly Boiled Egg
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

Ingredients

  • Eggs

Instructions

  • Place eggs in single layer in a saucepan.
  • Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  • Cover pot with lid and bring to a full boil over medium heat.
  • As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat, cover 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 the desired level, drain off the 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.

Recipe Rating




Brittanie

Sunday 29th of March 2015

I know there are a ton of tips on how to make the perfect hardboiled eggs but I've never heard of it this way. I usually just wing it. So I tried it and it works and so easy. Thanks!

Tiffany

Friday 27th of March 2015

It took me SO long to learn this. Seriously. It wasn't until I read this blog post that I learned this way - and it's the best. Works like a charm. Every single time!