Whether you are using commercial dyeing kits where you plop a color "pill" into a cup of vinegar then drop in an egg, or if you are more the Fabergé-has-nothing-on-me type, here's a guide to producing the perfect hard-boiled egg.
Getting a good hard-boiled egg can be tough, but with the recipe below, you can impress your family and friends with your egg boiling skills.
- Put eggs in a pot large enough to hold them in a single layer.
- Cover the eggs with an inch of water.
- Put 1 tablespoon of vinegar in the water.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Let the eggs boil in the water for about 30 seconds.
- Turn off the heat, and put a cover on the pot.
- Let the eggs sit in the covered pot for 12 minutes.
At the end of 12 minutes, the eggs will be perfect - no olive green-looking film on the yokes.
If you want to eat the eggs without coloring them, transfer them to a bowl of ice water. Leave the eggs in the ice water until they are cool.
Crack and peel the eggs under cool, running water. The shells should come off easily.