Tips for Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Eggs-cited about Easter?
Will you be decorating hard-boiled eggs this month for Easter? Take the guesswork out of undercooked or overcooked hard-boiled eggs by following these simple steps.
Why do we associate colored eggs with Easter?
While we often give kids colored, plastic Easter eggs with candy inside, the oldest known Easter tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs. While eggs have long been considered a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth, in Christianity, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus was resurrected. One ancient tradition included staining Easter eggs red to commemorate the blood Christ shed as at that time of his crucifixion.
So, what about the bunny?
The Easter Bunny tale is thought to have become common in the 1800s. Since rabbits usually have large litters of babies, they became a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter bunny decorates and hides eggs which is why many children enjoy Easter egg hunts as part of Easter.
In Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo bird. In parts of Germany, eggs are delivered by a fox.
The Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
yield: 6 SERVINGS
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 10 MINUTES
There's no way to under or overcook hard boiled eggs with this recipe tip!
- 6 eggs
I like using this method because it helps avoid the green tint yokes that sometimes result from overcooking. Everyone has their own method for peeling hard-boiled eggs, but I like to tap the egg on the counter, roll it with my hand on the counter a couple times, and peel it under running water.
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