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Grandma Bessie’s Perfectly Hard Boiled Eggs

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Before there was Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, Ina Garten or even Julia Child, there was my Great-Grandma Bessie who knew how to do everything. From cooking to sewing, she had it all down and together. This is probably one of the simplest things she ever taught me and it’s never gone wrong. EVER.

Ingredients

  • 1 carton Eggs - Small Or Medium
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt

Preparation

Place eggs gently in a deep pan and cover with cold water. Add salt, turn on the burner to high, and cover with a lid. The salt I believe helps loosen the egg shell after the cooking process is complete. Wait for the water to boil. Don’t stare at the pan because as we all know if we watch a pan it will not boil. As soon as the water boils, turn the heat off. I know it sounds crazy, but really, turn it off. Set your timer for 19 minutes EXACTLY and walk away.

In the meantime, find a really large bowl and fill it with ice cubes and water. When the timer goes off, take the eggs out of the pan and place the eggs into the ice water, and leave them there for roughly 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove the eggs, let them cool, and voila! Perfect eggs every time.

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Napajo on 2.13.2016

If you have a hardboiled eggs and want it hot in the morning, try this. Take two hardboiled eggs put them in a baggy with a tsp. of water and put them in the micro wave for 15 seconds, feel if they are warm, try another 15 seconds, they should feel warmer, than complete with 10-15 seconds more and they will be HOT…..Each microwave is different, mine is set for high, but you could reduce the power and spend a few seconds more to enjoy a HOT boiled egg in the morning. Do not seal the baggy.

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rivergirl10 on 2.4.2011

Salt? I will try it. I made deviled eggs this week and so much of the whites were missing. Thanks for the tip.

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lesia on 10.5.2010

My problem is, if I walk off–I forget about them, can’t make boiled tea–it boils dry–thank goodness for cold brew!!

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okieqt on 10.5.2010

Can’t wait to try this! ANYTHING that will help me peel easier.lol

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mamabunny on 1.10.2010

I tried these and they turned out perfectly. Easy to peel, and lovely yellow yolks. Thank you!!

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Kelly on 7.22.2017

Perfect! Shells came right off.

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Shelli25 on 10.19.2015

I have made these numerous times both with store bought eggs and farm fresh eggs, they turn out perfectly every time. Thank you for making such a simple task a successful one!

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Nicole on 9.6.2012

This is amazing! I have cooked eggs this way four times now, and oh my gosh – absolutely perfect each time!! Thank you so much!

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lilkc723 on 9.8.2011

perfect!

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lanell32 on 4.21.2011

Thank you!! Thank you!! This works everytime!!!! Awesome!

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