It is Easter weekend, and as such I know many of you are thinking about boiling some eggs for you and the kids to decorate for Easter. With that in mind, I asked Crab Crakin Carly for her secret to perfect hard boiled eggs.

Here ya go!

The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs according to Crab Crakin Carly, and she knows eggs!

12 large eggs. Use white eggs if you plan on dying them Easter colours.

  1. Bring eggs to room temperature.

  2. Boil a large pot (a pot big enough to hold 12 eggs) of water.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, so that the water is slightly (and I mean slightly) bubbling.

  4. Place eggs gently into water.

  5. Cook for 3 minutes per egg; 12 eggs x 3 minutes/egg = 36 minutes.

  6. Remove eggs from heat and transfer into a bowl of cold water.

Once cooled, these eggs are ready for your decorating Easter egg dying fun!

Peeling Boiled Eggs

Now the key to peeling boiled eggs is to peel them when they are slightly cold; hence, putting them in cold water after boiled. For the best peeling results, I usually boil my eggs the day before and leave them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge.

  1. Fill another bowl with warm water.

  2. Grab an egg from the bowl of cold water, tap all sides of egg onto a hard surface to crack shell, take the cracked egg and gently roll it between your hands to separate the membrane from the egg, peel a small opening at the bottom of the egg, and place cracked egg into bowl of warm water for 1+ minutes. The water helps remove the shell.

  3. Grab the cracked egg from the bowl of warm water and start to peel. The shell should unravel as one piece.

Thank you Carly!

Now you can make devilled eggs or egg salad sandwiches or just enjoy a perfectly cooked and peeled hard boiled egg.

Happy Easter!


~ Tracy