How to Hard Boil A Perfect Egg in 6 Easy Steps

How to Hard Boil an Egg in 6 Easy Steps -- A Pinch of Joy
How to Hard Boil an Egg in 6 Easy Steps -- A Pinch of Joy
A perfect hard boiled egg.  Great for salads, deviled eggs, breakfast, protein source and more.  Whatever use you have for hard boiled eggs, it is so easy to make them so they turn out perfectly every time.  No green ring — no rubbery white — no stubborn shell that refuses to come off — everything comes out right. 

2Place in single layer
Step 1:  Place eggs in a single layer on the bottom of a large pan.     For easy to peel eggs, choose ones that are at least five days old.  New or farm fresh eggs are hard to peel and are notorious for taking chunks of white with them.   I usually have older eggs in the refrigerator since they are one thing I always try to have on hand, but for Easter or when I know I will want to serve egg salad or have deviled eggs, I buy an extra dozen about a week ahead of time. 

3Cover with an inch of water -
Step 2:  Cover the eggs with water to a depth of 1 to 1 1/2 inches above the eggs.  Water temperature should be on the lukewarm scale — not hot and not cold. 

How to Make a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg in 6 Easy Steps -- A Pinch of Joy
Step 3:  Place pan over medium heat, uncovered, and heat just until water begins to boil.  Time will vary depending on the number of eggs and size of pan. 

How to Make a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg in 6 Easy Steps -- A Pinch of Joy
Step 4:  Turn off heat.   Cover tightly and let set for 12 minutes (14 for larger eggs). 

6 Cool immediately
Step 5:  Remove cover from pot and, using tongs,  plunge eggs immediately into cold water.   You can also drain hot water (carefully and away from little ones)  and fill pot with cold water or ice cubes.  The cold water stops the cooking process so the white does not become tough and the green sulfur ring does not form.  It also helps separate the shell from the white. 
How to Make a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg in 6 Easy Steps -- A Pinch of Joy
Step 6:  To use eggs later, return them to their original carton after cooling and store in the refrigerator.  Marking HB on the carton,  at least,  and preferably each egg is the rule at our house. IF not marked, remember hard boiled eggs will spin and raw ones will not.  (Why do you think I know that little tidbit?  See above rule / guideline / mom said thing.  Got it? )  Hardboiled eggs will keep for up to one week, refrigerated.   When ready to use, break the shell by tapping the egg on its large end where the air bubble rests.  Gently separate the shell from the egg and enjoy! 

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The major messy  work of our makeover blitz is done, but there are still lots more — time consuming details — to be done.  We are crossing them off the list one by one.  And I have most — not all!  — of the plaster dust cleaned off the hardwood floors, baseboards and furniture.  Daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining so it is a good day!  Thanks to each and everyone of you who come each week to link your great ideas, recipes and projects!  You are the best! 

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19 Unique Things to Make in Your Crockpot

19 Unique things to make in your crockpot -- A Pinch of Joy

19 Unique things to make in your crockpot -- A Pinch of Joy Sharing with you  unique things to make in a crockpot I found while I was looking for ideas to use during my two weeks without a kitchen stove.   I didn’t have time to experiment with these ideas — way too busy running to home improvement stores, wielding a broom and trying to keep projects sorted out and equipped.   Let me know if which is your favorite idea and how it turned out when you experimented with it! 

Six unique things to make in your crockpot-- A Pinch of Joy
Bargains and Values –  Basic Crockpot Bread     Family Fresh Meals Crockpot Corn on the Cob      Crockpot Recipe Exchange –    Iced Cinnamon Biscuits      Cheerios and Lattes — Crockpot Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples    The Frugal Girls –  Crockpot Baked Potatoes     Skip to My Lou — Crockpot Chex Mix 

Unique ways to use your crockpot -- A Pinch of Joy
A Pinch of Joy — Crockpot Cheesecake     Get Crocked — Crockpot Rice Krispy Treats     Skinny Slow Cooker  — Fudge   Moms with Crockpots — Crockpot Mexican Cornbread   Practical-Stewardship — Red Robin Inspired Fries in Crockpot   Jaime’s Recipes -- Crockpot Pecan Pie   The Cake Eccentric — Crockpot French Toast

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Stephanie Dea: A Year of Slow Cooking  You Can Make Yogurt in Your Crockpot   and  You Can Use Your Crockpot as a Smoker   Crockpot Recipe Exchange – Hard Boiled Eggs    Repeat Crafter Me — Crockpot Play Dough    Heart, Hands, Home — Crockpot Coffee Kitchen Soap    Apartment Therapy –  How to Slow Cook Paint Off Hardware

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You might also  like some of these crockpot recipes I have posted:
Crockpot Lasagna
Creamy Italian Ranch Crockpot Chicken
Crockpot Chicken and Dressing
Crockpot Calico Beans
Aloha Chicken with Pineapple  and Honey

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