The Perfect Easter Egg – Part 1

 

So, it’s that time of year.  Time to try and make the perfect Easter Egg.  Every year, I dread this.  I don’t make hard-boiled eggs very often, so every year I struggle with the best (and easiest) way to get those little babies ready for color.   And speaking of color, that’s another major area I struggle with.  Open cups of dye, sitting around, with 4 extremely-unaware-of-their-surroundings children.

Oh, the anxiety.

But, I’m gonna save that for another post.  This one, right here, is all about hard-boiling the egg.

There are basically two ways to hard-boil your eggs.  Stove-top or in the oven.  But what exactly do I (and you) need to know about both of these methods to ensure your egg is boiled correctly?

Stove-Top

On her blog, Averie Cooks, Averie gives some great tips on how to make sure that you are doing everything you need to do to make your hard-boiled eggs perfect, every time.  Follow her tips, and you will end up with eggs that would be approved by even the Easter Bunny!

 

Oven-Baked

I just tried this method a couple years ago, because I was so intimidated by the stove-top method.  This seemed like a no-brainer.  And it really was easy.  The only problem I had was that when the eggs were finished, some had little brown marks on them.  Maybe burn marks?  I’m not sure, but they still tasted great and colored fine, as well.  The marks just gave them a little extra character…

On her blog, Alaska From Scratch, Maya details the steps needed to hard boil your eggs in the oven.  Easy-Peazy!!  Or Easy Peezy?  Hmmm…

 

So, tell me…  Which method do you prefer?

Coming Soon:  The Perfect Easter Egg – Part 2!  Ideas For Decorating Your Eggs, With Less Mess!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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