She Hard-Boils Eggs in 4 Different Ways. Guess Which One Came Out on Top.
Hard boiled eggs are kind of a science. If you do not do it correctly, you come out with under cooked eggs. The hardest part of making boiled eggs is the peeling. Peeling eggs can sometimes be disastrous because the shell sticks to the cooked egg and causes you to pull egg off along with the shell.
There are four methods of boiling eggs circling around the internet. Each one has its own element of surprise. Is any one method better than the other? After some research, it appears that some work better than others, but they all do work to some degree. A little tweak here and there can make them the perfect method for boiling eggs. Let’s get started.
Traditional Water Boiling Method
This is the traditional method for most people. You start by boiling a pot of water. Once the water comes to a boil, add your eggs. Now, reduce your heat to a nice simmer and cook your eggs for 12 minutes. When your eggs are finished cooking, immediately place them in a bowl of ice water.
Cold Water and Baking Soda Method
The cold water and baking soda method is similar to the traditional method. The only difference between this method and the traditional is you put the eggs directly in cold water with 1/2 tsp. of baking soda per each 3 cups of water. Next, let the water come to a vibrant boil and let the eggs cook for about another minute. When your minute is up, turn off the fire, cover the pot, and let the eggs sit in the covered pot for ten minutes. After ten minutes, transfer the eggs into an ice water bath and enjoy.
The Baked Egg Method
This is unorthodox, but it is quite popular. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take a muffin tin and place one egg in each cup. Bake the eggs for 30 minutes. Once baked, place the eggs in an ice water bath. This method can produce burn spots on your eggs, so be aware of over cooking.
This method seems to be popular with the masses and is pretty easy to do. Use a pot with 1 1/2qts. of water and a steamer tray. Place the eggs on the steamer tray and cover the pot. Cook the eggs until the water comes to a boil and then turn the fire down to a nice simmer. Cook the eggs for about 20 more minutes and place them in an ice water bath.
Each one of these methods appears to work pretty well, however, keep in mind that every stove and oven differ, so you may have to make some adjustments in the method you choose. In the end, you should have eggs that are easy to peel without any egg loss.