The perfect hard boiled egg such an easy trick

Cooking a perfect hard egg can be more difficult than you think. If you cook it too short it is soft and if you cook it too long it often has an unsightly green border around the egg yolk.

Hard eggs are so incredibly versatile! In salads, on bread, as devilled eggs (my fabulous toadstool) , just as a snack etc. And especially now that Easter is just around the corner for these beautifully coloured eggs.

So here is a little trick with which hard eggs always work perfectly. Totally easy! You don’t need an egg cooker, no thermomix, no gadget to put in the saucepan (I have all of these and the result is much less reliable than this simple method).

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Here is how it works!

Ingredients for one person

1 egg size M

Put the egg in cold water in a saucepan on the stove and bring it to a boil.

Take the pot off the stove and let the egg steep in the hot water for 12 minutes.

And lo and behold that’s it! It works guaranteed every single time!

To peel a hard egg perfectly, simply quench it under cold water and then quickly peel it.

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