Sunday, May 24, 2015

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs.

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs ...........

In a vessel pour about 6 cups of water and add 2-4 eggs directly from the fridge into it. Bring it to a boil on high heat. You can add a pinch of salt if you wish, however I do not add salt.

Once the water comes to a boil, let the eggs cook in the boiling water for 3-4 minutes to get soft centered hard boiled eggs. 

Remove from fire and strain off the hot water immediately. Keep the vessel under running water (under a tap) or keep pouring cold water over the eggs and bring them to complete room temperature. Keep it in water for some time.

The above method of adding cold water is to arrest further cooking of the eggs and also to prevent the eggs from getting a blackish blue colour tinge on the outer surface of the yolk.

Tap the eggs gently on a hard surface / platform and remove the outer shell. You will get perfect hard boiled eggs. Slice them or cut the horizontally / vertically into two.

Season the eggs with salt and coarsely ground black pepper powder. Serve with bread or any other accompaniment of your choice.

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