8
May
2015
How to boil the perfect egg by Itty Bitty Foodies

How to make the perfect boiled egg

When it comes to boiled eggs, my Itty Bitty Foodies are like Goldilocks. Half boiled, runny eggs are a “no go” at our home as are hard, over-boiled, eggs with the yellow powdery, dry yolk. They like their eggs just cooked so that the yolk is firm but still orange and moist. Hitting that sweet spot is not easy so Beefcake and I use thisย method on how to make the perfect boiled egg with consistent results.

Start your eggs in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Start your eggs in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

In a small pot, fill enough water to cover eggs. Take the eggs straight out of the fridge and fill the pot with cold water. If the water is hot and you drop a cold egg in it, the shell will crack. Turn heat up to high and wait for water to boil. Once it begins to bubble and turn into a rolling boil, set the timer for 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium-high. As soon as the timer beeps, take the eggs out and place in a bowl full of cold water. This makes it easier to peel as well as slows the egg down from cooking further.

7 year old Lollo helps with peeling eggs

7 year old Lollo helps with peeling eggs

It is so easy that Pikelet (9 years old) and Lollo (7 years old) can now make their own boiled eggs for breakfast, school lunches or in salads for dinner.

2 year old Googie loves his boiled eggs (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

2 year old Googie loves his boiled eggs (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

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Till our next Happy Meal!

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44 Responses

  1. Bri

    Making boiled eggs has always been a problem for me because I could never get the center to be perfect. I will have to give this method a try.

  2. You have just made me so hungry for boiled eggs. I love them! I dip them in mustard for a snack and my kids give me strange looks.
    I usually bake them in the oven in a muffin tin but I have so much trouble with peeling after that!

  3. I love Eggs! They are a great Source of Protein. I guess i like my eggs over boiled since I’m not a fan of any form of runniness in the middle.

  4. These are great tips on how to get the perfect boiled egg! I especially appreciate the cold water bath to make peeling easier! That’s usually where it falls apart (literally) at our house! lol

  5. I love eating hard boiled eggs by themselves, in recipes and using them in salads. I’ve always boiled on high for about 10 minutes but I’m going to try your way!

  6. Debbie Denny

    I do like boiled eggs. I also found that you can break the shell after boiled and roll it on a hard surface. This makes it easier to peel.

    1. Cheryl Collett, Itty Bitty Foodies - Yummy Adventures with Kids!

      Microwave timer is my best friend for everything. Get the kids to peel…they love it

  7. I’ve never been a fan of hardboiled eggs, but my husband love them. Great to know this little trick, maybe I can make them for him like this more often!

    1. Cheryl Collett, Itty Bitty Foodies - Yummy Adventures with Kids!

      Mai Lyn… if you want it a little runnier but ‘gelly’ I’d take it out maybe 30 secs earlier.

  8. Cool!!! I’m going to try to make these…I can’t eat eggs if they are dry inside almost makes me gag…This looks like something great to try…I think my hubby would like it too…thanks for sharing!

  9. We were just in Costa Rica and I thought I boiled eggs. Thought being the key word ๐Ÿ˜‰ When we were out and about and I went to eat one they were still mushy on the inside. Ugh. I was so sad – what a waste!

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