How to Boil Eggs Correctly Every Time

hard boiled eggLiving the frugal life is all about saving money whenever you can. It can be painful when you’re trying to save money and you have to throw things, like eggs, in the garbage can, because you didn’t boil them correctly and they were still runny inside. I’m amazed at how many people I’ve seen that simply can’t boil eggs and they end up having to toss them in the trash. Lucky for me, my husband absolutely loves having a couple boiled eggs for breakfast, so I’ve practically perfected the art of boiling eggs. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve ever had to throw a boiled egg away. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had to do that.

So, do you want to know how I manage to boil eggs correctly every single time I make them? Well, I’m going to explain the whole process in this blog post and I hope this will help you save money, so you never have to throw eggs out again. Easter is right around the corner, so you’ll be working with eggs a lot very soon, so these tips should definitely come in handy for you.

As I stated above, Easter is right around the corner and you’ll be working with eggs a lot. If you’re going to dye Easter eggs, you will want to boil the eggs first, so it’s important that you know how to boil them correctly. Also, you’ll probably make some boiled eggs to include in breakfasts, lunches, dinners, salads, etc… Hey, you may even make some yummy deviled eggs.

Boiled Eggs Instructions

Now, you’re going to have to have a few things on hand to be able to correctly boil eggs. Below, I’ll list out what you need.

Items You Need:

  • Eggs
  • Pan/Pot
  • Salt

Now, the directions are fairly simple to follow. Chances are that you won’t even need to write these down, but if you ever forget them, you can always return back to this blog post.

Cooking Directions:

Put your eggs in the pan or pot of your choosing.

Add water to the pot or pan.  Add enough to go 2 inches above the eggs.

Add 1tbsp of salt in the pot or pan.

Leave the pot or pan uncovered and bring the water to a boil.

Once the water is boiling, you can turn the heat off.

Cover the pot or pan and let it sit for 13 minutes. Even if you’re starving, you need to make sure you leave them in for 13 minutes. No more and certainly no less.

Remove the eggs from the hot water and let them sit in cold water for 10 minutes.

You’re done!

Now, you can peel your eggs or leave them intact for some Easter egg painting.  These eggs will now be completely done inside and they will also peel very easily. The salt helps the egg shell peel much easier. Also, if you allow the eggs to sit too long or you allow them to boil too long, you’ll have overcooked eggs.

There you go, now you know how to boil eggs correctly every time!