How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
Whether eaten alone as a satisfying snack, served on the top of a hearty salad, or transformed into a delicious appetizer (here’s to you, deviled eggs!) knowing how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg is a must.
Types of Eggs
When you go to the grocery store, you might be surprised by how many types of eggs you see. From brown to white, cage-free to omega-3 here’s what you need to know when purchasing eggs to hard-boil.
Brown: Brown eggs come from chickens, just like white eggs do. The difference is just in the coloring of the hen, with brown hens laying brown eggs and white hens laying white eggs (though there are rare exceptions).
Cage-Free: Cage-free eggs refer to where the hens are kept. Cage-free usually refers to hens who have been living in an open barn setting (and not kept directly within a cage).
Omega-3: Omega-3 eggs refer to eggs that were laid by a hen who had been fed omega-3-enriched feed. Omega-3s are fatty acids that are good or important for some of your body’s functions.
You can use any of these egg varieties when hard-boiling your eggs, or the traditional white.
Eggs are the perfect combination of nutrition and versatility. Packed inside each tasty egg is a good supply of protein, vitamins and minerals. Although eggs contain some fat and cholesterol, they are low in sodium, and one large egg has only 80 calories.
How to Make Hardboiled Eggs
Scrambled, over-easy, poached or fried—there are countless ways to enjoy eggs. But none are quite so versatile as the hard-boiled version. Hard-boiled eggs are a fantastic snack on their own, not to mention they dazzle as a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Here, Betty shows you how to hard-boil eggs in three simple steps.
What you’ll need:
1. Place eggs in single layer in 2-quart saucepan. Cover with cold water at least 1 inch above eggs. Cover saucepan and heat to boiling. Immediately remove from heat; let stand covered 15 minutes, then drain. Immediately place eggs in cold water with ice cubes or run cold water over eggs until completely cooled.
A Twist on Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs can be enjoyed on their own, but an easy well-known twist is the delicious deviled egg! Deviled eggs are a party-favorite and a go-to appetizer recipe for any host. If you’re looking for an easy appetizer that doubles as a crowd-favorite, these classic deviled eggs are a must-try. Here’s how to make Classic Deviled Eggs:
What you’ll need:
- 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
- ½ teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Slip out yolks and mash with fork.
- Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Fill whites with egg yolk mixture, heaping it lightly. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
- Garnish deviled eggs with red caviar and Italian parsley, or top with thin slices of red pearl onions.
- Cut a very thin slice off the bottom of each egg white before filling to help the eggs stay in place on the serving plate.
Here’s a twist on the traditional deviled egg: