One thing that can be so unsightly about a hard boiled egg is a grey film that is around the yolk. This happens because the egg has been cooked incorrectly – boiled for too long.
Every year, I share this helpful tip of how to perfectly cook a hard boiled egg, and around Easter is the perfect time to share it because of the many peeps that will be hard boiling lots of eggs within the next couple days. Here is how to cook a hard boiled egg perfectly:
Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water. Turn heat to high., and bring to a boil, uncovered..
Once the water has come to a rolling boil, turn heat off, and place a cover on the saucepan. Do not move and let sit for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, drain water. If you want to eat the eggs right away, cool in ice bath for a minute or so, then peel. Otherwise, the hard boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 8 days.
No more grey film. Eggsactly!!