Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hard-boiled Eggs: Make It Simple

Julia Child has a recipe for perfect hard-boiled eggs. For years I've tried it, and for the life of me I cannot get it right. To make myself feel better I've come up with an excuse/explanation: the recipe's too complicated.

So, I've searched, and found this video from Real Simple. It's pretty much as simple as it gets, and I'm very pleased with the results:

Pore an inch of water into a large pot, place a steamer basket inside the pot, cover, bring the water to a boil on high heat. Add eggs to the basket, cover, cook for twelve minutes. Cool the eggs in ice water. 

All done!

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)


  1. Oh, that's one I haven't tried.
    I've tried the one where you put the eggs in a pot covered with cold water, let them boil - once the water boils take them off the heat and let them sit for 20 minutes. I like to poke holes in the fat end of the egg with a push pin for easy shell peeling, but it doesn't always work.

    1. This sounds similar to Julia Child's recipe -- the one that hasn't worked for me :(

      The simple one really works. And the peeling's super easy. :)

    2. I tried it. Didn't even poke holes in the shells.
      It works! It's my new hard boiled egg recipe :)
      Thank you.

    3. You're very welcome, Jules!
      Thanks, Real Simple :)

  2. m-m-m! this egg looks perfect. makes me hungry:)