In my search to produce the perfect hard-boiled egg for Easter, I spent some time on Pinterest looking at different articles. Usually my eggs turn out difficult to peel with that unattractive green ring around the yolk. Not very appetizing.
I discovered that there are many thoughts on what produces the perfect hard-boiled egg. Which method would I choose? Since I typically bring the eggs to a boil, then cover and let sit for 15 minutes, I knew I wanted to try a different technique. Baking them in muffin pans seemed intriguing – until I read this post about steaming your eggs in a steamer.
This line is what caught my attention: “The steam penetrates the shell a bit making the eggs easier to peel.” Makes sense, right?
Here’s how I finally achieved the perfect hard-boiled egg:
What you’ll need:
- Up to 1 dozen eggs. Use pastured eggs whenever possible. I like Vital Farms eggs, available at my local Wegmans. This recipe works for 1 to 12 eggs. After 12 eggs, your eggs will be too crowded, which defeats the steaming process.
- Large pot with steamer basket and lid
- Large bowl for ice bath to stop the cooking process
- Large slotted spoon
What to do:
- Fill a pot that can accommodate a steamer basket with water until the steamer basket is just touching the water. Remove the steamer basket and bring water to a rolling boil.
- Add eggs to your steamer basket and very carefully return steamer basket to pot. Cover and set timer for 15 minutes.
- Prepare a water bath filled with ice
- After 15 minutes, turn off heat.
- Using a slotted spoon, place your eggs one by one in the water bath, being careful not to break any of the shells.
- Once cooled, pat dry and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Sharon’s Nutrition Advice:
Eggs are an excellent choice of protein for rebuilding strong bones, muscles, and tissues, maintaining a vibrant immune system, and supporting healthy hair, skin, and nails!