Hard boiled eggs

bcjlemaire

Chirping
Mar 16, 2017
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Hello, What is the best way to hard boil fresh chicken eggs in a pot of water? Do they need to be washed first?
I'm not finding anything about how long to boil them.

thanks for your help.

Carol
 

nuthatched

Fishin' for Chickens
Nov 9, 2019
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There really is no best way, I've tried putting them in when the water is cold and heating, when the water is warm, adding vinegar, baking soda, salt etc.
Using older eggs for better peeling, room temperature or even warm eggs helps them cook evenly, gently boil or not even boil (eggs actually don't need boiled, it's just quicker.) Don't 'shock' in cold/ice water, makes peeling worse. Steaming them actually works better. Those little vinyl egg timer things shaped like eggs help.
 

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