Two Ways to Hard Boil Eggs for Easter

this photo is of a basket of colorfully decorated Easter eggs

I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t been home to see my family since Christmas time. Life has gotten away from me and I am so excited to be going home this weekend. Back in the day I used to love decorating Easter eggs. Earlier I posted my weekly pinsperation about my favorite Easter egg decoration styles for this year.  I’ve heard that some people poke two small holes in the shells of raw eggs and blow in one of the holes to push out the raw egg. This way if you don’t find all the eggs they won’t rot and stink up your yard. In my opinion if you can’t find all the eggs, you’re hiding too many eggs. We always hard boiled our eggs and then decorated them. Since I am a hard boiled egg lover, I wanted to share my two favorite methods for making hard boiled eggs.

The first one is the method my mom taught me and it has served me well.

  • Step 1: Place your uncooked eggs in a medium pot of lightly salted boiling water.  The water should be deep enough to cover the eggs if you push them down. Eggs should also float or half float. If they sink, don’t eat them. Trust me.
  • Step 2: Put the pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. If making more than 5 or 6 eggs, boil for 8 minutes.
  • Step 3: Remove from heat and immediately cover the pot with a lid. Let the eggs stand that way for at least 10 minutes, longer if more eggs.  I usually get distracted at this point and end up leaving them there for about 15 minutes.
  • Step 4:  Remember your eggs, fish them out of the pot, let them cool completely and decorate.

The second method I found on Pinterest and have used a few times. It works great and there are fewer steps involved.

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place eggs directly on the rack or in the cups of a muffin tin.
  • Step 2: Cook for 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool. Dry and decorate.

That’s it! I will say that sometimes when I bake them little brown spots or lines appear on the eggs. Does anyone know why it does that? If you’re a little obsessive like I am, the brown spots might ruin the decoration for you.

Either way the eggs will taste delicious. After the Easter egg hunt, eat the hard boiled eggs plain or make a mass amount of deviled eggs and eat your fill at Easter dinner. If you don’t celebrate Easter, that’s okay! Eggs are still awesome hard boiled and deviled.