Making a perfect hard boiled egg is more of a science than you may realize. With that perfect hard boiled egg, you can create, among other things, delicious egg salad. Here’s how!
Shortly after I returned home from San Francisco, having completed cooking school, my dad asked me to boil him an egg.
“I don’t know how to boil an egg”, I replied. “How about if I make you an omelet?” To which my dad replied,
“I just sent you to cooking school for 16 months and you don’t know how to boil an egg?” “I know! How about a souffle!?”
You can imagine how the conversation continued. I learned how to boil an egg pretty darn quickly! That’s a funny, yet true story, but hard boiling an egg IS a science. There is nothing worse than a hard boiled egg with that greyish-green cast surrounding the yolk. A perfect hard boiled egg will have a yolk that’s just cooked and pale yellow all the way through.
From there, you can make egg salad for sandwiches or deviled eggs.
So here is how to make the perfect hard boiled egg.
Making the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
In a saucepan, cover eggs with about 1 inch of water. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and remove pan from heat. Cover and let stand between 12 and 15 minutes, depending on the size of your eggs. I cooked these large eggs for exactly 15 minutes.
Drain and run ice cold water over eggs to stop the cooking process. Allow to cool completely before peeling.
From there, you can use the hard boiled eggs to make a delicious batch of egg salad.
Classic Egg Salad
- Use pastry blender (or 2 forks) to cut the eggs into small pieces.
- Add all ingredients. Mix well. Season to taste.