Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hard Boiled Eggs

What do you see??? 

Have you ever made hard boiled eggs and the yolks are a grey, ugly, color??? 
Do you know the grey is your fault??? 

Let me tell you a little secret about making hard boiled eggs...

1 - FRESH eggs. This might seem silly to some but did you know, store bought eggs are sometimes months old? The eggs I get are day (s) old. Farm fresh eggs have bright yolks and the the whites are thicker. The shells are even harder to crack. 

2 - ICE WATER - Boil the eggs for 15 minutes as soon as you are done plop the eggs in ice water helps keep the bright yellow color vs. the grey color (see above picture)

These are great for snacks, lunch and side. We love boiled eggs. 


  1. It's even more fail-safe to start the eggs in cold water, bring to a boil, and take them off the heat, cover the pan and let them sit for 15 minutes before cooling them under the cold tap or with ice water.

  2. This is a great tip! I have always wondered why I get the greyish tinge to my hard-boiled yolks. Thanks for sharing!

  3. There is definetly a difference in store bought eggs and fresh ones. We are so thankful that we have available fresh eggs!

  4. Yes - I am thankful for farm fresh eggs!!!! :)
    AliceJ - Thank you... I have done your method too! Both work great!
    Sara- best of luck on YELLOW yolk!


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